Currently, I’m looking for informations about how to build an own penetration testing lab. Regarding to my research, I will need to set up a single box with a lot of RAM and then use VMware or VirtualBox to simulate some computers to test with. But setting up a completely dedicated machine for this purpose is currently not in my budget. So I looked what is still available at home. I have an old case in the basement, but the hardware inside is definitely outdated. For example the mainboard cannot work with more than 4 GB RAM. So this is not suitable for the virtual machine purpose.
But I have a relatively modern desktop PC in my flat, which has already 8 GB RAM. It’s not perfect, but I hope it will do the trick to get one or two VMs running on that system. My Kali Linux is a VirtualBox on my notebook, which is running fine there. So, I have my Kali Linux always ready to go and I can start some other boxes on my desktop machine if needed. This should be okay for my first steps. 🙂