Progress report – we now have an AZURE virtual machine which I am trying to work with, however VirtualBox is throwing errors because we cannot seem to implement hardware accelleration which is required to create 64bit Kali or Metasploitable machines. While Microsoft and Stirling Council are working to address this issue, yesterday I had an epiphany….
Since all pupils will have Chromebooks across our council area (thank you Covid) we have a pile of laptops which have suddenly become redundant. I started work cleaning one of these up to make it into a dedicated hacking lab yesterday, as this is clearly the sort of solution expected by the course writers. While the VM is clearly an infinitly sexier solution, repurposing existing hardware is looking like being a much simpler job, and given we have the machines sitting idle on a shelf, one I’m tending to regard as the way to go now.