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RE: Pentest lab box 16 gigs of ram
From: "Weir, Jason" <jason.weir () nhrs org>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 15:52:11 -0500

Why not ESXi? No need for a host OS...

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From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of macubergeek
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:33 PM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Pentest lab box 16 gigs of ram


I'm thinking of building a vmware target box for a pentest practice  
lab consisting of:

cheap Dell server with 16 gigs of ram PowerEdge T105
vmware workstation

My question is with the host OS.
I was contemplating the home version of Windows 7 to give me a 64 bit  
OS to support the amount of ram I'm planning on
Does anyone have any experience with the latest version of VMware  
workstation and if it will run properly on Windows 7?

would 64 bit Ubuntu be a better idea?


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