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Learning Metasploit Exploitation and Development by Aditya Balapure

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Chapter 1. Lab Setup

In this chapter we are going to demonstrate the complete lab setup needed for the practical, hands-on working experience with this book. To set up the lab we need three things: Oracle VM VirtualBox, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and BackTrack 5 R2.

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a product of Sun Microsystems. It is a software virtualization application and is used for running multiple operating systems on a single computer. It supports many operating systems including Linux, Macintosh, Sun Solaris, BSD, and OS/2. Each virtual machine can execute its own operating system in parallel with the host operating system. It also supports Network adapters, USB devices, and Physical disk drives within a virtual machine.

Microsoft Windows XP is an ...

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