Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


Metasploitable 2 is virtual machine supported UNIX operating system that contains many intentional vulnerabilities for you to exploit. Metasploitable is basically a penetration testing workplace in a box, available as a VMware virtual machine.

Metasploitable is a Linux-based OS that is vulnerable to various Metasploit attacks. it had been designed by Rapid7,the owners of the Metasploit framework. Metasploitable is an excellent way to get familiar with using Meterpreter.

It is a key part of our testing environment. it is supported the Ubuntu UNIX operating system OS and is made specifically exploitable for penetration testing purposes. This VM should never be exposed on to the internet and for our purposes, we will use the host-only network to bind to.


Lets start Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine

Step 1 :- Open VMWare and click on create a new virtual machine.


Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


Step 2 :Choose Typical Option.


Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


Step 3 :Choose I Will Install the operating System later.


Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


Step 4 :Choose Linux and select Ubuntu - bit


Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


Step 5 :You can give a name, we give the name Metasploitable just to make sure the name was understandable and easy to recognize.


Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


Step 6 :Choose Store virtual disk as a single disk.


Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


Step 7 :Click on customize hardware.


Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


Step 8 : Download Metasploitable from here ...


Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


Step 9 : Browse the downloaded ISO file here.


Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


Step 10 : Click power on this virtual machine to start Metasploitable2.


Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


Step 11 : Enter the default username = "msfadmin" and password ="msfadmin"


Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


Step 12 : type ifconfig.


Setting Up Metasploitable 2 Linux Virtual Machine In VMWare Workstation


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