Penetration test lab setup
Posted on 2014-02-19
I am planning to prepare penetration testing lab in home. I will be installling following machines in vmware workstation or virtual box.
The objective of this is to learn penetration testing in controlled enviroment
1) one windows 2008 server AD with dhcp, dns
2) one windows 2012 server AD with dhcp, dns
3) One win7/win8 client PC
4) One Ubuntu server
5) Backtrack 5r3
6) Kali linux.
All will be running on single box.
Nessus will be running on Kali or backtrack machine
For above congurations I need to have solid motherboard and RAM configuration PC.
Please let me know good motherboards with RAM.
Also motherboard should consume less power so that electricity bill be less.
If you are running this kind of lab please share your experience.
I need cost effective solution.
Also Please specify if you know who will provide VMs on internet, or any sites for pentesting practise there I can practise security skills.
How can I add wireless network in above configuration
Thanks in advance