VirtualBox Lab Setup and Crash Course
This lecture really dives more into using VirtualBox for creating VMs, and configuring the simulated hardware they will run on. Common features that VirtualBox’s hypervisor offers are explored, with a focus on the components that will be useful in malware analysis.
In this lecture we discuss and demonstrate:
- Creating a new VM from scratch, and installing an OS from a DVD UDF/ISO image
- Importing a VM that was created by another author, using the “Import Appliance” feature
- Discussion of using the UC-licensed Windows 10 image for a new VM
- Some useful Linux distributions
- Exporting a VirtualBox Appliance to share with others
- VirtualBox Snapshots
- VirtualBox Virtual Networking options
Slides: lecture-w01-2.pdf (PDF)
VirtualBox, though supported by Oracle, is also a community-driven project as well. There are some helpful links that I recommend you bookmark and use in the future. People just like you all contribute to make it a great piece of software, and if you feel you have an improvement to recommend or provide, don’t hesitate to collaborate with their community.
Repository of helpful MS Windows images that are publicly available for evaluation use: