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Re: Pentest lab box 16 gigs of ram
From: Yiannis Koukouras <ikoukouras () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:29:04 +0200

Hello jk,

I don't see any added value on going with Win7. Why pay for the license?

After you setup vmware server,  you won't have to use the host OS anymore.

Vmware is fully administered remotely through its console, so I think
that you should go for the cheapest and least demanding
(resource-wise) solution.

I do need to get a life! ;)
Ioannis (Yiannis) Koukouras
CISSP, CISA, CISM
MSc in Computer Systems Security
BEng in Electronic Engineering
http://www.linkedin.com/in/ikoukouras
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On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 1:33 AM, macubergeek <macubergeek () comcast net> wrote:
All

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?
jk
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