Creating and configuring a VMWare virtual machine on Windows with a Kali Linux ISO image

28 June 2023 4 minutes Author: Lady Liberty

In the modern world of information technologies, virtualization is becoming key to efficient work with computer resources. One of the most popular virtualization tools is VMWare, which allows you to create and manage virtual machines. If your operating system is Linux, this article is for you! Kali Linux is an operating system that is one of the most popular among information security professionals, including ethical hackers and penetration testers. Installing VMWare on Linux can be a great solution for testing new software, creating secure environments, or training.

What is the difference between VMware Workstation Player and Virtual Box?

Virtual machines are becoming a key tool for those seeking maximum security in the online space. They create an isolated environment that effectively blocks out potential threats and malware. Using a virtual machine reduces the risk of compromising the underlying system and provides an additional layer of protection against intrusions. Thus, for those who want to keep their data safe, virtual machines are becoming an indispensable tool in today’s digital world. VMware Player and VirtualBox are two well-known virtualization platforms for creating a virtual machine. Their key difference is that VMware Player is free for personal use only, while VirtualBox is completely free and open source software available for personal and commercial use. VMware Player is developed by VMware, a leader in virtualization, while VirtualBox is owned by Oracle. “Oracle” is an American corporation that specializes in the production of software, hardware for computing and other products and services in the field of information technology. VirtualBox, thanks to its transparent operation, has a larger set of features and settings, so we consider this virtual machine to be the best. Also, VirtualBox provides more flexible options and this is all thanks to its open source. On top of that, compatibility in VirtualBox, thanks to its open nature, supports a wider range of operating systems compared to VMware Player. Both tools, VMWare Player and VirtualBox, have their merits and each of them may be better depending on the specific use case scenario. The best way to determine which app best suits your needs is to install both and experiment with them. Only practice will help you figure out which virtual machine best meets your requirements.

A step-by-step guide to installing VMware on Windows

We download the image of our Kali Linux OC

Step 1

Go to the browser

Step 3

Download the installer as shown in the screenshot

Step 4

The installer of the profits and is found on our working table, the axis is looking like a wine

Installing VM ware on Windows

Step 5

Go to the browser

Step 7

Click as in the screenshot

Step 8

After the download is complete, run the file

Step 9

We are waiting for the download to finish

Step 10

Click on the “Next” button

Step 11

Check the box and click “Next”

Step 12

At this point, we also just click “Next”

Step 13

Turn off the dots and click “Next”

Step 14

Click as in the screenshot

Step 15

Click the “Install” button

Step 16

Congratulations, you have successfully downloaded the program for the virtual machine. Later in the instructions, we will tell you how to download OC Kali linux in the same virtual machine

Installing OC Kali Linux in a virtual machine

Step 17

Enter the virtual machine

Step 18

Choose where you want to save the file and click “Next”

Step 19

We repeat everything as in the screenshot

Step 20

Allocate space (give at least 45 GB so that the system can function normally and start up).

Operating system settings

Step 21

Click on “Kali Linux”

Step 22

Press “Enter” on the keyboard

Step 23

Select the language, press “Continue”

Step 24

We choose a country

Step 25

Select the keyboard language

Step 26

We are waiting for the download

Step 27

Give a name and click “Continue”

Step 28

We just move on

Step 29

Name our account and click “Continue”

Step 30

We enter the data. Click “Continue”

Step 31

We select the item using the entire disk

Step 32

We choose our disk

Step 33

We choose the disposition of files

Step 34

Click “Yes” and click “Continue”

Step 35

This is the optimal choice of tools for your software

Step 36

Similar to the past

Step 37

Enter /dev/sda. Click “Continue”

Step 38

Enter the password. Click to enter

Крок 39

We are logged into Kali linux

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