All the time I spent on building my home lab was been scrapped. With new plans in mind I've scrapped my linux environment in trade for a Windows environment. It really saddens me to do so but with new goals in sight I have to realign my future and calibrate my focus. I've picked up a third server a Dell PowerEdge805(IIRC) which will be my VMWare ESXi box to host all of my client\victim VMs. My PowerEdge 2950 got a RAM upgrade to 32Gbs(Yum) and is my DC, DHCP, DNS and everything and anything else I want to throw at it running eval version of Windows Server 2012 Standard. My tiny PowerEdge(somethings I can't remember) will continue to be my WebGoat box.
My home lab domain will continue to be Nerv.corp. I'm not going to explain myself and Gainax is reading this um... What can I say, I'm a big fan.
Progress so far has been:
Installed ESXi on Melchior, but haven't configured
Installed Windows Server 2012 on Balthasar
Working on Active Directory structure and how I want to organize everything.
DHCP working... kinda. - It's successfully assigning IPs so its good enough.
DNS... role installed but I have to fiddle with this some more. I have never had to do anything with DNS.
Hope to get some VMs on Melchior soon and my old Webgoat box(Casper) is going to remain a linux box but I do plan on wipping it and reinstalling webgoat mainly so I can document the webgoat install on linux. I know I made some posts here with the trouble I had with the install but now I want a better install document on it for future reference.
Yes my servers are named after the MAGI Super Computers.
New blog layout is to make it easier to read. Sometimes I was having a hard time with the small white font on black background.