I use USB Drives quite a bit to move data between Windows, Mac and Linux Devices. Sometimes when i go to re-format them they only show as 200MB capacity
As I’m on a Windows machine, open the Command Prompt (CMD) and type: diskpart
Type: list disk to see your drive, in my case here, its Disk 2
I recently ordered a Raspberry Pi 3 (currently £30.80) with an SanDisk Ultra 8 GB microSDHC Card (Currently £4.35) with the intention of installing Kali 2.0. For this setup i used my Windows 10 PC.
This post will cover setting up the SD Card and installing Kali
I downloaded the ARM Image from the Offensive Security Site, which comes down compressed. I also downloaded Win32 Disk Imager and installed it.
I already had 2 external Monitors running from my MacBook by using 2 x miniDP to HDMI adapters. I was using the fairly standard ones that come with the Mac but I have another Monitor which i used for my Lab PC (Windows) and Figured I could connect this to my Mac and run Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect to it, removing the extra Keyboard and mouse off my desk.
For this install I chose to use MySecureShell as a small and quick way to stand up an SFTP Server. As usual all commands are in Bold.
Log into your Ubuntu Server with Admin credentials:
Sudo apt-get install mysecureshell
cd /etc/apt (more…)
run ifconfig to find the name of your Interface. Normally these would be eth0, eth1 etc but in my Virtual Environment they are different
Homelab Page updated:
Originally I planed on using a HP DL380 G5 and a few HP Microservers for my lab – but i changed my mind.. Instead I opted for a HP XW6600 Workstation: HP XW6600
I got this off Ebay for about £100 – this was fairly Barebones but had a Semi Decent Xeon Processor – E5440 @ 2.83GHz
Reasons for the Workstation:
- Supports Virtualization
- Can take 32GB of RAM – See Update 2
- Plenty of Space in the chassis for upgrades / expansion
Navigate to Storage and highlight the Volume you just created and Select create zVol
Enter a Volume name and the size, if using GB be sure to enter the g after the number. Select Add zvol
Navigate to Services on the top bar and turn on iSCSI by clicking on the Toggle
Part 2 – Basic Setup
Make sure the FreeNAS Server is shutdown
Add new Disk to the FreeNAS Server
Ensure SSH / Port 22 is open and the Services are started as per previous post Enabling SSH
Download the relevant VIB File from the Flings Website here:
Open up your SFTP / FTP Application; In my lab I am using WinSCP
Copy the VIB to a Datastore on the ESXi Server
PuTTy onto the host and run:
esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/[DATASTORE]/esx-tools-for-esxi-9.7.1-0.0.00000.i386.vib -f
After a short while you should receive the following Successful message:
Summary – From the Official FLINGs Website: https://labs.vmware.com/flings
Note: See Instructions tab for downloads.
This VIB package provides a VMware Tools service (vmtoolsd) for running inside a nested ESXi virtual machine. The following capabilities are exposed through VMware Tools:
- Provides guest OS information of the nested ESXi Hypervisor (eg. IP address, configured hostname, etc.).
- Allows the nested ESXi VM to be cleanly shut down or restarted when performing power operations with the vSphere Web/C# Client or vSphere APIs.
- Executes scripts that help automate ESXi guest OS operations when the guest’s power state changes.
- Supports the Guest Operations API (formally known as the VIX API).
Quick guide to enabling SSH on an ESXi Server
Navigate to the ESXi Server in vCenter and select the Configuration Tab and then Security Profile
Navigate to the Firewall Section and select Properties…
When running through the Setup Wizard in the vCenter Server Appliance version 5.5
Failed to execute ‘/usr/sbin/vpxd_servicecfg ‘db’ write’…..
This occurs for SSO and the Database Setup
Connect to the VCSA via Console and Stop the vmware.vpxd service
Once this is down – go back to the GUI and re-run the Setup Wizard
Recently, Ports on the Nexus1000v became blocked after performing a Nexus 1000v Upgrade.
After the upgrade a whole bunch of the VMs lost network connectivity, whilst IP Storage Etc.. Stayed up
In vCenter, Under Networking the Ports on the DvSwitch were showing as blocked
FOR VMWare Workstation
CLUSTERED SIMULATE ONTAP LICENSES
These are the licenses that you use with the clustered Data ONTAP version
of Simulate ONTAP to enable Data ONTAP features.