Knowledge Base

Topic: Templates
Linux STIG Partitioning

In order to support the evolving work being done by users, we are in the process of updating the STIG Partitioning layout of Linux VMs in HmC local clouds. The new schema strikes a balance for OS based and container based applications. These partitions are created using Logical Volume Management (LVM) so users can add up to four additional disks to support growing or adding additional mount points. Please see this KB for additional guidance on how to add additional disks: Additional Disks
Kali Linux

Kali Linux is an open source project that is maintained and funded by Offensive Security, a provider of world-class information security training and penetration testing services. In order to prepare a Kali template for use in CONS3RT, a few tweaks are necessary: Set as an “Ubuntu (64-Bit)” VM Follow these instructions when installing vmware tools: https://www.kali.org/docs/virtualization/install-vmware-tools-kali-guest/ In “/etc/lsb-release” change: DISTRIB_ID=Kali to DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=“Kali GNU/Linux 2.0” to DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=“Ubuntu” Execute the following - ln -s /etc/dhcp /etc/dhcp3 run apt-get install xinetd run `and a vnc server (tigervnc-server should work) uncomment PasswordAuthentication Yes in /etc/ssh/ssh_config Run template builder and continue template build as usual