Here are the specific steps to import the pre-installed REVEN's vmdk disk on VMware Workstation.
Before proceeding to the following steps, please make sure you read the general steps to install REVEN in a VM first.
- Enter the
New Virtual Machine Wizardand pick the Custom (advanced) configuration mode (vs Standard).
- Choose the
VM Hardware Compatibilityaccording to your needs.
- In the
Guest Operating System Installation, pick the
- Select Linux OS with kernel 4.x or later 64-bit.
- Provide a name for the VM.
- Select a number of processors and cores per processor, so that the total number of cores is at least 8 (eg. 2 processors with 4 cores).
- Select the networking mode according to your needs.
- Wizard-recommended I/O controllers should be ok: SCSI, LSI Logic.
- Virtual disk type: SCSI.
- Select to use an existing virtual disk to reuse the REVEN disk.
- Select the REVEN vmdk disk. VMware may propose a conversion step.
- Configure the VM RAM capacity: see REVEN's requirements.
- Once the Wizard is complete, go to the VM settings
- The REVEN VM must be able to run VMs itself. The nested virtualization setting on Workstation
is set on a per-VM basis. In the Hardware/Processor VM settings, activate the
Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPTor
- Configure the REVEN storage disk.
- In the hardware tab, configure a new Hard Disk, SCSI, New Disk.
- See REVEN's requirements to set the disk capacity.
- The Virtual Device node should be SCSI 0:1 (or if you make other controller / device choices, it
must map to
/dev/sdbin the system).
- The REVEN VM must be able to run VMs itself. The nested virtualization setting on Workstation is set on a per-VM basis. In the Hardware/Processor VM settings, activate the
Your REVEN VM is now properly configured, you can go back to the general steps for install REVEN in a VM to boot it up.
In order to exchange data between the host and the REVEN guest, one option is to setup a VMware Host Disk share:
- Configure the disk share in the Options tab of the VM settings.
- In the REVEN VM:
- Install the
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools
- Mount the Host disk share, for example:
mkdir /home/reven/mnt /usr/bin/vmhgfs-fuse .host:/ /home/reven/mnt
- Install the