How to do it...

In this section, we will build out an environment that will allow you to perform security testing without the need for physical hardware:

  1. Ensure that you have the following resources free on your host machine to support the system combinations mentioned in preceding list. In totality, you will need the following in addition to the resources needed by VirtualBox itself:
    • 5 CPU
    • 1500+ GB free disk space
    • 16 GB free memory
  2. Download the appropriate version of VirtualBox for your lab environment from
It would also be good to familiarize yourself with the detailed options available from the VirtualBox manual, which can be found at
  1. Once you have downloaded the installer, ...

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