Kali Linux on VMware?

RemedympRemedymp Member Posts: 834 ■■■■□□□□□□
For those of you who work on Kali Linux, have you ever used VMware Workstation with sucess?icon_confused.gif:


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    p@r0tuXusp@r0tuXus Member Posts: 532 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yes I have/do.
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    BlackBeretBlackBeret Member Posts: 683 ■■■■■□□□□□
    That's all I use.
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    beadsbeads Member Posts: 1,531 ■■■■■■■■■□
    As far back as I can remember its always been available as a Workstation VM.

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    Shane2Shane2 Member Posts: 65 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Works great for me. You may have to File>open instead of the "New VM" wizard. But it works great for me.
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    BlucodexBlucodex Member Posts: 430 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I use both Workstation (free) and ESXi. I prefer my ESXi lab because it has 64GB of RAM vs. sharing with my laptop.
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    Mike7Mike7 Member Posts: 1,107 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yes. Do apt-get install -y open-vm-tools-desktop fuse once your Kali is up and running in VMware. That will optimize your Kali installation; your desktop resolution is resizable and you can copy and paste from host to VM
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    securityorcsecurityorc Member Posts: 58 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I also use it and it works well. You might want to customize it by using g0tmi1k's scripts: https://github.com/g0tmi1k/os-scripts
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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,564 Mod
    yes I have, works perfect :)

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    TeKniquesTeKniques Member Posts: 1,262 ■■■■□□□□□□
    VMWare Workstation is a great way to run Kali Linux
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    MooseboostMooseboost Member Posts: 778 ■■■■□□□□□□
    There is another way to run Kali? Just kidding of course :)

    I think the majority of people I know run it in VMware. You can either do an OS install or use one of the prebuilt VM images that they provide.
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    BuzzSawBuzzSaw Member Posts: 259 ■■■□□□□□□□
    So I know I'm replying a little late, but I JUST had this discussion with a co worker the other day.

    VMware will make your lab life so much easier ... Just do it ...

    However, with that being said, if you are wanting to use Kali in an actual Red Team environment or ... *ahem*... need to actually stay anonymous\safe, then I would not recommend using Kali in a virtual environment. There are most definitely ways to tie a host system to a VM pretty easily. You'd be better off live booting.

    I'm assuming you are just asking for lab purposes .... in this case, its seriously a no brainer ...
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    gunmrgunmr Member Posts: 16 ■■■□□□□□□□
    TeKniques wrote: »
    VMWare Workstation is a great way to run Kali Linux
    Will it create a problem for oscp exam?
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    JasminLandryJasminLandry Member Posts: 601 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Why would it create a problem? As long as you have a network connection to connect to the VPN you're all set.
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