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VMWare "Lab" environment
Posted by: Jib
Date: April 05, 2007 07:37PM

Well, I'm sure a majority of you have played with VMWare, and I'm looking for a little advice here. I am doing a bunch of research on my box involving a linux image and a windows 2k3 image, and I really want a third image to act as my IDS box. The only way I have been able to figure out how to do this is to load snort on my hosting machine and set the sniffing interface to my vmnet "device", which I really didn't want to do. I wanted to keep everything for my "lab" in vmware.

Does anyone know how to "SPAN" your vmnet to a particular VMWare client?

Cheers
-Jib

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/05/2007 07:39PM by Jib.

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Re: VMWare "Lab" environment
Posted by: rsnake
Date: April 05, 2007 11:19PM

I haven't played with the networking aspect of VMware much, but you could always (get ready for it) load VMware inside VMware. Ouch, I know, I'm sorry for even having mentioned it.

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Re: VMWare "Lab" environment
Posted by: WhiteAcid
Date: April 06, 2007 09:09AM

I tried installing vmware on a VMed XP installation once, didn't install complaining that it was already a VM.

You can create a virtual network (if you have VMware workstation), this would allow you to place a node between two others so it can manage traffic.

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Re: VMWare "Lab" environment
Posted by: Jib
Date: April 06, 2007 09:19AM

rsnake Wrote:
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> I haven't played with the networking aspect of
> VMware much, but you could always (get ready for
> it) load VMware inside VMware. Ouch, I know, I'm
> sorry for even having mentioned it.


While an interesting thought that didn't even occur to me, I think my system isn't up to handling the task. But, Thanks!!

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Re: VMWare "Lab" environment
Posted by: Jib
Date: April 06, 2007 09:20AM

WhiteAcid Wrote:
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> I tried installing vmware on a VMed XP
> installation once, didn't install complaining that
> it was already a VM.
>
> You can create a virtual network (if you have
> VMware workstation), this would allow you to place
> a node between two others so it can manage
> traffic.


Hmm... I'll have to look into this VM Workstation. Thank you, Acid.

If anyone else has any ideas, I'd love to hear them as well!

[No sooner does man discover intelligence than he tries to involve it in his own stupidity.]
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Re: VMWare "Lab" environment
Posted by: Kyran
Date: April 08, 2007 12:14AM

VMWare inside VMWare?!
Oh my god. I can see forever!

- Kyran

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