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Anyone had problems with or used VMWare Fusion for SANS classes? I'm particularly interested in the SEC508 Metasploit class. thanks, -- Gary Flynn Security Engineer James Madison University
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Gary - Although I haven't taken 508, I've used Fusion for several SANS classes and never had an ounce of problem with the VMs provided. - ken Gary Flynn wrote: > Anyone had problems with or used VMWare Fusion > for SANS classes? I'm particularly interested > in the SEC508 Metasploit class. > > thanks, > -- - Ken ================================================================= Ken Connelly Associate Director, Security and Systems ITS Network Services University of Northern Iowa email: Ken.Connelly@uni.edu p: (319) 273-5850 f: (319) 273-7373 Any request to divulge your UNI password via e-mail is fraudulent!
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Mon, Oct 08, 2012 at 06:52:30AM -0500, Ken Connelly wrote: > Although I haven't taken 508, I've used Fusion for several SANS classes > and never had an ounce of problem with the VMs provided. Gary, tell me you know better than to listen to Ken (or me for that matter...) ;-) Seriously, I'm with him. I did 560 with a Macbook, 503 with a Macbook Pro and 617 with a combination of Player, Fusion and VirtualBox. I'll be there for the Metasploit Kung-Fu class on Wednesday and I'm bringing a Macbook Pro. So, it's possible you'll run into issues but I have had zero problems running Metasploit on BackTrack via Fusion against both a Windows VM (via Fusion) and physical Windows hosts. The *only* problem I've had with Fusion was during a couple of the US Cyber Challenge camps -- the .vmx for one of the VMs needed to be edited to lower the version by one. It's trivial, it takes ten seconds from the time you open the Terminal and start typing 'vi' and it was a result of the VM being VERY new and the version of Fusion being a little dated. At an actual SANS class, or via vLive/OnDemand, I've not had any problems. kmw -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAlByzo4ACgkQsKMTOtQ3fKHmgwCfWPo8Co4oew601KbK/7c4uTLO FX4AnjduoIFEzuX0fN7yEjCYhWHmiHsv =cyez -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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