Boss is asking for specs for a VM - Need guidance

JasionoJasiono Posts: 895Member ■■■■□□□□□□
Hey everyone, So I'm starting to pentest web applications and my boss and I thought it would be a good idea to get a VM up and running for these tests as I would really like to utilize Kali for these tests. I'm stumped as to how much memory is really required for a Kali box that will be used for this purpose. We will also be installing burp suite pro and ZAP on the box. For the SANS course I just took, their VM is at 1.5 GB memory with 1 processor and 20GB of HDD space. We did very simple testing but I was going to use those specs for this machine as well. Where do I start in coming up with those requirements?

--EDIT--
Yeah nevermind. This was a stupid question! I thought that a VM might need different specs but I found an article for Kali linux explaining what is required.

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  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Security +, ITIL Foundation, MPT, EPO, ACAS, HTL behind youPosts: 2,686Mod Mod
    Have fun building!
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • JasionoJasiono Posts: 895Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thanks! LOL
    I will be a pro in no time!

    I've only built local VMs in VMWare pro. I think he just wants me to shoot over the requirements for disk space and memory and another department will spin it up for me, so I won't be getting my hands dirty unfortunately icon_neutral.gif
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Security +, ITIL Foundation, MPT, EPO, ACAS, HTL behind youPosts: 2,686Mod Mod
    ah, that is a bummer.
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
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