The Windows 10 beta significantly degrades the performance on my host machine and I have elected to conduct all client roles on a 32 bit Windows 7 VM.

I will also look to upgrade to a newer version (8.2) of DEFT Linux, the specialised digital forensics distro.

Current Setup

Laptop with i5 processor and (a modest) 4 GB of RAM Virtual Box Environment Virtual Box internal host network

  • Ms Server 2008 Standard Edition with Active Directory
  • Ubuntu 15.04 Server
  • CentOS 7 - Server
  • Windows 7
  • Kali Linux
  • Metasploitable - Ubuntu distro built to practice penetration testing

Current Goals

  • Upgrade RAM on host hardware
  • Join Ubuntu and CentOS servers to Ms domain
  • Image backups for all VMs