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Server Installation Guide - Vmware

Prior installation system requirements

In order to configure the virtual machine, the following requirements must be met first:

  • ESXi 6.0 or later (VM version 11);
  • 4 CPU cores;
  • minimum 32 GB RAM (64 GB recommended);
  • DISK1: 100 GB;
  • DISK2: minimum 10 GB (1 TB recommended, but not exceeding 3,5 TB).

Installing CyberQuest

OVA Deployment

For deploying the CyberQuest virtual machine (OVA file), follow these steps:

  1. Connect to vCenter (or ESXi Hypervisor). Open vSphere Client or the web interface. Fill in the username and password credentials.

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  2. Right click on Virtual Machines and select Create/Register VM

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  3. In this window, select Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file* and click on Next***

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  4. Choose a name for the virtual machine ("CyberQuest" in this example), and click on Click to select files or drag/drop to select files for CyberQuest server deployment.

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  5. In the new window, locate the CyberQuest virtual machine, select the files and click Open > Next.

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  6. Choose the storage where to import the virtual machine on and click Next.

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  7. Select the network and VLAN and check the box for Thin* in Disk provisioning, then click Next***.

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  8. Review the previously selected parameters, click Finish and wait for the import of CyberQuest virtual machine to be complete.

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CyberQuest virtual machine configuration

  1. Power on the CyberQuest virtual machine from the vSphere client (or from the web interface) by clicking on the Power on button in the top menu.

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  2. To open the console, right click on the virtual machine > click on Console > Launch remote console. You can also use the Console menu button.

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  3. Connect using the username “root” and password “toor1”.

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  4. Open the main configuration menu.

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  5. Use the keyboard's arrows, TAB*, ESC and Enter keys for navigating the main menu. First, navigate to Setup and press Enter***.

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  6. On Set TimeZone* button, press Enter again to choose the correct timezone. Select the Geographic area and press Enter. Then, select the city/region and press Enter***.

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  7. Configure the network by going to Setup*, then press Enter. Select *Network and press Enter.

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  8. Select eth0* and press Enter. Select *STATIC and press Enter. Modify the designated fields and press Submit.

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  9. Configure "Hosts*" by selecting Setup, then press Enter. Select *Hosts and press Enter.

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  10. Change the IP address with the Cyberquest IP address and press Enter. At the prompt press "y" and Enter to confirm the change.

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  11. In order to increase the storage partition /data, follow these steps:

    • Open the vSphere Client, locate the CyberQuest virtual machine on the left side tree, right click on CyberQuest virtual machine, select Power and click on Power Off. .
    • After the CyberQuest VM is powered off, click on it, select Snapshot and click on Snapshot Manager .
    • In the new window, check if CyberQuest VM has no previous snapshot. If it has previous snapshots, delete them by selecting Snapshot* then click on Delete***. .
    • Right click on CyberQuest VM and select Edit Settings
    • In the left side list select Hard disk 2* and in the right side increase the disk with a new size alocated for CyberQeust, then click on Save***. .
    • Power on the CyberQuest VM and open the console. . .
    • Connect with the username root and password toor1, then open Main Menu configuration.

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    • Access GrowPartition*, press Enter and wait for the process to finish. After the process is finished, select Reboot and press Enter*** for finalizing the storage partition resizing.

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