This series of pages will detail the installation and configuration of my Lab. In the hope that others may find it useful. These links will take you to the origional post and identify the date they were last updated or written. The posts will be updated or modified as required so as to remain current.

My lab is, for the most part, fully virtualised and its running on modest hardware. A single Dell Poweredge Server that i picked up on eBay for £240. As far as Hardware Specs go:

  • Dell PowerEdge CS24-NV7
  • Duel AMD Opteron Quad Core 2.1Ghz (2373)
  • 64Gb Ram.
  • 2TB DataStore
  • 2 Gigabit NIC

Im not going to details the setup of an ESXi instance there are plenty of guides out there, the only aspect i will document is the network configuration i use.

The guides will be linked from here as i continue to write them


  • ESXi – Updated –

The Lab Services

  • IDS –
  • OpenFPC –
  • Viper – Updated – 05 Oct 14
  • JSDetox – Updated –
    • Rig Case Study
  • Maildb – Updated –
  • InetSim – Updated – 05 Oct 14
  • Cuckoo ESXi– Updated –
    • Isolated Analysis Machine
    • Internet Analysis Machine
  • Maltrieve – Updated –
  • Kippo – Updated –

If there are any errors or you would like something adding or updating let me know in the comments below.


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  • ant

    Hi thanks have you had any issue with ecc errors and dims being disabled on your sever?



    • Kevin Breen


      Nothing so far its only been up for a couple of days with a couple of VM’s while i finish migrating all the machines