Lab Setup: Deploy A Virtual Machine In Virtualbox




A virtual machine, often called a VM, is a software program that emulates a real computer. It creates a virtual environment that runs on a real computer
or server. This environment can run its own operating system and applications. VMs are often used to create isolated test environments or to run multiple
operating systems on one computer.
Many exercises in the platform are to be completed in virtual machines.
Below are some of the most popular virtualization softwares:
– VirtualBox
– VMware
– Docker
– Microsoft Hyper-V Manager


Install Virtual Box and create VMs for Kali Linux and Windows. Then create a “NAT Network”, and connect both VMs to the NAT Network.

Learning Outcome

Using virtual machines is a skill that all IT professionals should have because you can perform unsafe tasks in a virtual environment without causing any
damage to anything.

Completing this exercise will teach you how to use Virtual Box and create virtual machines for numerous operating systems.
As a Blue Teamer, you will use virtual machines to analyse malware samples and attacks.
As an offensive security professional, you will use virtual machines to test attacks and find vulnerabilities in software.


– Download and install Virtual Box (or any alternative software e.g. VMware Workstation)
– Download and install the Kali Linux OVA file
– Download a Windows VM
– Setup a Windows virtual machine (VM)
– Configure the VMs to use the ‘NAT Network’ setting
– Validation: Demonstrate that you can ping the Kali VM with the Windows VM

Assignment submission instructions:

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