Virtual Machine Software (VirtualBox)

Install the free VirtualBox. Our pre-built VM images can be used by both VMWare and VirtualBox. Here are some instructions for VirtualBox:

Pre-built Virtual Machine Images (Ubuntu)

For your covenience, we have built VM images that you can download and use. All the necessary tools, software, and libraries are already installed in this VM. If you have a trouble downloading the image, feel free to send an email to wedu@syr.edu, and we will help you get it.

Currently, we have three images (Ubuntu9.11, Ubuntu11.04, and Ubuntu12.04). Most labs can be conducted in any of these images. Some labs depend on a particular image, and in that case, the dependence will be clearly stated in the lab's web site. If you do not see such a statement, assume no dependence. All the labs that work in Ubuntu 11.04 also work in Ubuntu12.04, so there is no need to use Ubuntu11.04 any more. We have already stopped supporting Ubuntu11.04.

  • (New) SEEDUbuntu12.04.zip: This is a revised Ubuntu 12.04 image (revised in Fall 2014). In this image, we added the Elgg web application to support two newly developed SEED labs for Web security.
  • SEEDUbuntu12.04.zip: This image, built in September 2013, is based on Ubuntu 12.04. This VM officially replaces SEEDUbuntu11.04. All the labs that work in SEEUbuntu11.04 also work in this new VM.
  • SEEDUbuntu11.04.zip (replaced by SEEDUbuntu12.04): This image, built in August 2011, is based on Ubuntu 11.04.
    • Download the image from one of the following servers:
    • User Manual: includes the account and password information, list of software and servers installed, and configuration.
    • Unzip the image, and follow our VirtualBox instruction to run it in VirtualBox.
  • SEEDUbuntu9_August_2010.tar.gz: This image, built in August 2010, is based on Ubuntu 9.11.
    • Download the image from one of the following servers:
    • User Manual: includes the account and password information, list of software and servers installed, and configuration.
    • Unzip the image using the command "tar xzvf SEEDUbuntu9_August_2010.tar.gz", and follow our VirtualBox instruction to run it in VirtualBox.

For Minix-based labs

Some of the SEED labs (not many) are based on the Minix operating system. You should get the Minix 3 VM image from its official web site.