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Building Virtual Pentesting Labs for Advanced Penetration Testing by Kevin Cardwell

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Working with virtual switches

When we are building our range, we have to take into account the types of switches that we have and whether we need to configure either a Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN) or a Test Access Point (TAP). Like most things, there are advantages and disadvantages to each. You can find out more at the website http://www.networktaps.com. An example of a comparison from the website is shown in the following screenshot:

Working with virtual switches

If you are building your range with physical switches, then this is something you will have to take into consideration. However, if you are using virtual switches, then we do not have this challenge. We have looked ...

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