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Offline meo

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Installed VMWare ESXi on the Raspberry Pi.
« on: September 27, 2023, 05:54:18 AM »
Hi guys!

I have installed VMWare ESXi on the Raspberry Pi 4 with 8 GB of RAM. I thought that since I have received so much help in this forum I would like to post the procedure here if that's OK. To simplify: Would it be OK if I posted the HOWTO install VMWare ESXi on the Raspberry Pi in this forum?

// meo
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Offline Rich

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Re: Installed VMWare ESXi on the Raspberry Pi.
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2023, 08:46:38 AM »
Hi meo
I suppose you could place it here.
A few other possible choices include:

TCE Talk
https://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/board,14.0.html

TCE Tips & Tricks
https://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/board,16.0.html

Tiny Core on Virtual Machines
https://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/board,41.0.html

Pick the place you feel is most appropriate.

Offline meo

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Re: Installed VMWare ESXi on the Raspberry Pi.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2023, 04:50:33 AM »
Hi guys!

Well I’ve been trying to get a virtual pentesting lab up with VMWareESXi that’s available for arm64 for free under a trial period of 180 days. I got VMWare ESXi running and installed Kali Linux but I can’t find any vulnerable candidates for the arm64 architecture to test on. I have it running at the moment on a Raspberry Pi 4 with 8 GB of RAM. This version will not install if there is less than 4 GB of RAM on the system (It’s recommended to use the 8 GB version and with the Raspberry Pi 5 knocking on the door there is an even better candidate for this project coming soon). If there is anyone that would like to try I’ve attached the HOWTO as a PDF-file. It wasn’t easy since I had to make some ”hacks” to make it work but I’ve learned a lot. Usually I’ve been using VirtualBox for theese kind of things. The advantage to this approach is that you can controle and configurate this server remotely with any web browser (I think). To be able to learn how to use and configure this software that many big companies uses on huuuge servers would give especially young ones a good advantage on the IT job market. Hope someone likes it and it would be nice to know about it so some input about this would be very nice. A last thing. When you try to setup a VM use a live arm64 iso image at first. That will probably work pretty smooth. Kind regards,

// meo

PS I post this here since I love the RPi and I hope others do the same. DS
"All that is very well," answered Candide, "but let us cultivate our garden." - Francois-Marie Arouet Voltaire