A short post, this time: I just published a short guide about converting VMware VMs for use with VirtualBox. Check it out! Many of the VMs I intend to use with hal9k will come from VulnHub, and many of those will be created for use in VMware. Since hal9k uses VirtualBox, it’s important to be able to convert VMware files into a format that VirtualBox can understand. As I continue to build and expand my hacking lab, I will continue to publish additional guides on how to create, modify, import and export VMs with VirtualBox, as well as on a variety of other subjects.
For years I’ve wanted to build a hacker lab akin to the OSCP or HackTheBox labs. I did tons of research, read blogs and wikis and how-to guides, learned all I could about the subject, and even built some prototypes with VirtualBox on my laptop. Yet I never allowed myself to spend the money. In 2018, I was living on the road as a truck driver, so it was an impractical goal.