As discussed in Chapter 1, Tools of the Trade, there are a number of distributions out there which can be used for penetration test targets as well as software packages for Windows which allow you to test known-vulnerable Windows software. For our lab, we’ve installed a number of these distributions as well as some custom machines for a variety of different tests.
MacDrive 9.3.2 for Windows
Operating system-level virtualization allows a physical server to run multiple isolated operating system instances, subject to several constraints; the instances are known as containers, virtual private servers (VPSs), or virtual environments (VEs). For example, OpenVZ requires both the host and the guest OS to be Linux distributions. These systems claim performance advantages over the systems based on a VMM such as Xen or VMware; according to , there is only a 1% to 3% performance penalty for OpenVZ compared to a stand-alone Linux server. OpenVZ is licensed under the GPL version 2.