Setting up a virtual lab
Please read the following information carefullyIn order to complete the virtual labs, you’ll need a PC capable of running virtual machines (VMs). We recommend at least a dual-core CPU with Intel’s vt-x or AMD-V enabled (these features require a BIOS setting to activate in some laptops). You’ll also need a minimum of 8GB of memory and about 60GB of free hard disk space to store the VMs. To run the virtual machine, you’ll first need to download and install one of the following:
Your taskYou now need to download two VMs from our repository:
- COSserverOnce you’ve downloaded the VMs, extract the archive and double click on the VMware virtual machine (.vmx) file, which will open the VM in VMware Player/Fusion.Important: When you run the VM for the first time, VMware will ask you whether you have copied the VM or moved it. You must select ‘moved’.The first VM you will use is CUEHaliLight. This is a customised version of Kali Linux which has everything you need for this course and has been configured to work with the other VMs from our virtual lab.Once the Kali VM has booted, you can log in using:
- Username: root
- Password: toorCredentials for COSserver are:
- Username: root
- Password: qwe123!You should now be ready for the practical exercise that will take place later in the week.
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