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|Re: CyberSecurity: TOGAF, CEH, CYSA+, AWS, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM by Enculer: 7:30pm On May 22|
Hello Cyber Security folks, hope you are all doing good.
I need help with setting up a study laboratoty at home. I want to set up some virtual machines and install various operating systems instead of doing it on the host machine. I would like to run Windows Server and Linux. I have heard of using virtual box but have not tried this. Is this fairly easy to set up?
I have a spare acer computer with the following specifications: Windows 10 Home 64 bits. Intel Pentium CPU @ 2.16GHz (4CPUs), ~ 2.2GHz, Memory 4096MB ram.
Can anyone with experience tell me how feasible this is?
|Re: CyberSecurity: TOGAF, CEH, CYSA+, AWS, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM by emperorizzy(m): 10:53pm On May 22|
Very feasible. Just get virtual box, make sure your hyper - V is on from your uefi. Download, download the os in vbox format. Run and boom!
If you can, double the ram size.
|Re: CyberSecurity: TOGAF, CEH, CYSA+, AWS, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM by VickyRotex(f): 1:22am On May 23|
Sorry I just saw this, and I see someone answered your question already. Yes, "virtualbox" is feasible.
I'm a big fan of vmware over virtualbox though and maybe that's just me. I used virtualbox couple of years ago, (although not for for cyber related things) cant vouch for its quality now, but its a good one and one of the trending virtualization tool in the market. There are also a couple of others you can try. MS Hyper-V is one but one of the restriction is it has a limited number of windows server that it supports and only supports Windows OS. Also you'll be getting virtualbox or vmware for free (for some limited functionalities, which is great!)
For the memory, it depends on what your workload would be and how many servers you'll be running. Personally, 4GB is quite small for a PC that doesn't even have a VM so I'll recommend upgrading if possible like emperorizzy said. (8gb or 16gb)
I hope this is helpful.
Guys, please feel free to add or correct me. We are all work in progress.
|Re: CyberSecurity: TOGAF, CEH, CYSA+, AWS, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM by Jintata: 1:54am On May 23|
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|Re: CyberSecurity: TOGAF, CEH, CYSA+, AWS, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM by Enculer: 8:45am On May 23|
Thanks a lot Jintata and emperorizzy for your useful feedback.
My only experience with working with servers goes back a long time (2008). I used to build servers by cloning a hard disk that had Microsoft server instaled as the base OS, together with MS SQL Server, anti virus and other applications. With the hot-wappable nature of the server you could slot in 2 or even 3 different hard disks and clone. I am sure you guys know this old technology. I do not know if it is still in use today as I am very light in IT stuff these days.
So, I have just that 4G ram laptop and so far, it responds well as it is light on applications and stuff. I will go with VMware as advised. Sorry if my questions will sound stupid but this is what I want to achieve:
Is it possible to simulate having 2 or 3 PCs, each with its own unique IP address, using the VMware? So I want o have 3 systems, one with Linux, one with MS Server. Will each of these Virtual machines have their own hard disks, etc just like a normal system?
Can I practice some network communication and pen testing with this set-up?
Sorry for the daft questions, I just wanna bring myself up to speed and I am eager to learn.
|Re: CyberSecurity: TOGAF, CEH, CYSA+, AWS, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM by VickyRotex(f): 11:31am On May 23|
1. You can simulate as many virtual PC's you'd want. I dont think you'd ever run out but again, it all comes down to your memory size. You can run as many as 50 or even more, and will also depend on the package. Not all the functionalities of a vm comes for free, but most basic needs are met. And yes, each can be assigned its own virtual IPs. They will piggyback on your physical machine's NIC. There are several ways to configure this, so I'd recommend using a VMware guide online.
2. Each of them can have their own virtual disk. Just the same way you partition hard disk locally, the interface allows you to assign/partition virtual disk to the vms you'll be running.
3. Yes you can practice both with the set up.
I'll recommend checking online for some process guide.
PS: no question is daft, we're all learning.
|Re: CyberSecurity: TOGAF, CEH, CYSA+, AWS, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM by Enculer: 12:24pm On May 23|
Thanks VickyRotex for the detailed and logical breakdown.
I will look at the guide for how to install the VMware and then arrange my system accordingly.
Happy days ahead.
|Re: CyberSecurity: TOGAF, CEH, CYSA+, AWS, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM by emperorizzy(m): 1:02pm On May 23|
I currently use virtual box and kali 2020 runs well on it. You could use GNS3 and packet tracer to simulate network comms.
|Re: CyberSecurity: TOGAF, CEH, CYSA+, AWS, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM by Enculer: 1:06pm On May 23|
Wow. That sounds like Serbian to me.
3 things I need to research from your write-up.
1. Virtual Box
2. Kali 2020
3. GNS3 and packet tracer
Thanks a lot.
|Re: CyberSecurity: TOGAF, CEH, CYSA+, AWS, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM by VickyRotex(f): 3:11pm On May 23|
No worries at all. my pleasure.
All the best and have a good one!
|Re: CyberSecurity: TOGAF, CEH, CYSA+, AWS, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM by VickyRotex(f): 9:47pm On May 24|
Good NEWS again! Oh I like Good news, don't you?
ICSI has more free courses that you can enroll for. I dont see the deadline to register for these so please register ASAP. Even if you cant begin the course(s) right away, just enroll for them.
To make it easier I've also separated the links for each course. See below.
Please share with others in your network that may be interested.
All the courses are worth £3,350.00.
1. ICSI | Certified Penetration Tester - Worth £750.00
2. ICSI | Certified Web Penetration Tester - Worth £600.00
3. ICSI | Certified Digital Forensics Examiner - Worth £750.00
4. ICSI | CIL Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer - Worth £750.00
Just like the Network specialist course, these ones will offer you the course completion certificate but you'll have to purchase the voucher to access the lab and exams. Which is fair enough.
Let me know if you run into any issues.
Try to complete as much as you can. Covid-19's got nothing on us!
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|Re: CyberSecurity: TOGAF, CEH, CYSA+, AWS, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM by VickyRotex(f): 11:01pm On May 24|
Hi, I think someone just tried to mention/quote me and they were banned by the antispam bot so the comment is deleted. I had similar issue few minutes ago while posting the ICSI links. So I emailed the career section Mods (Crazy.man and 1.forall) and the ban was lifted almost immediately.
Feel free to do the same if you have been banned by the bot and also feel free to mention me without quoting the previous post.
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