In this article, we will install Kali 2019 on virtual machine using VMware Workstation 15 on Windows 10 operating system.
How to Setup Kali Linux 2019.2 on VMware Workstation 15/14 in Windows PC
Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution developed by the Offensive Security company that discovers the vulnerabilities on the network.
The Kali Linux operating system is a powerful system for security testing and network security. You can also use it with a USB memory stick without installing it on your computer.
You can download the ISO file and burn it to a CD/DVD media and then start installing it by inserting it into your computer’s CD/DVD RW drive. Or, you can prepare a bootable USB flash memory for Kali Linux installation.
VM Workstation Pro is a popular and great virtualization software developed by VMware. With VMware Pro, you can set up various operating systems on your virtual machine.
In our previous articles, we installed and configured other Linux distributions with VMware. You can check out these articles from the links below.
Open VMware Workstation 15/14 Pro and click Create a new VM for the setup.
In the new VM window select Custom (advanced) and click on the Next button.
Select Workstation 14./15.x for VM compatibility and click Next.
Select the Linux / Other Linux 4.x or later kernel 64-bit option in the operating system selection window for the installation and click the Next button.
Choose 2 processors / 2 cores for VM. The processor configuration for the VM depends on the hardware capabilities of your computer.
Configure a minimum size of 4 GB RAM on the virtual machine and click Next.
For the VM network configuration, select NAT and click on the Next button. For more information about NAT networking on VMware Workstation, click here.
Select LSI Logic for the I/O controller and click on the Next button.
Select SCSI for the VM disk type and click Next.
To create a new virtual machine for installation, select Create a new virtual diskand click Next.
For the virtual machine, configure the 20 GB Hard Disk size and also check the Store virtual disk as a single file option and then click Next.
Leave the virtual machine disk file name by default value and click Next.
After completing the steps for creating a virtual machine for setup, click the Customize Hardware button.
Tick the Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI option in the Processors section and then click the CD/DVD device to add the ISO file to the virtual machine.
After adding the ISO file to the virtual machine, click the Close button.
The VM summary information is as follows. You can check the actions you have made in the window below. Click on the Finish button to setup Linux OS.
After running the virtual machine, you can start the installation.
How to Install Kali Linux 2019.2 Step by Step
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In this article, we have installed the latest version of Kali Linux operating system on a Windows computer using VMware. In the next article, we will review how to install VM Tools on the Kali VM. Thanks for following us!