7MS #225: DIY $500 Pentesting Lab - Part 2
Be sure to scroll down and view the whole post as there is both audio and video coverage of today's episode!
Today's episode is part 2 of a series all about setting up a virtual pentesting lab for about 500 bucks. Part 1 talked about getting the necessary hardware purchased and assembled. Today we walk about the network/storage configuration.
In my case, I used Ubiquiti gear to get my network prep done:
- Create a DHCP server
- Create an associated VLAN for the DHCP range
- Followed this article to lock down the new network
- Added the new VLAN to the port groups on the ESXi host
Pretty straight forward - you just follow the wizards to add new storage, which will detect any hard drives you have installed. Then I recommend uploading some ISOs (like Kali, Ubuntu and Windows 10) to get started.
Here's the complementary video content for today's audio podcast: