Creation of the Virtual MachineΒΆ

Once you have properly installed VirtualBox you can proceed on creating all the virtual machines you need.

To do so you can either use the graphical user interface or the powerful command-line utility VBoxManage provided by VirtualBox.

Consider that the use of VirtualBox is not in the purposes of this documentation so please refer to the official documentation for it.


You can find some hints and considerations on how to design and create your virtualized environment in the Sandboxing chapter.


For analysis purposes you are recommended to use Windows XP Service Pack 3, but Cuckoo Sandbox also proved to work with Windows 7 with User Access Control disabled.

When creating the virtual machine, Cuckoo doesn’t require any specific configuration. You can choose the options that best fit your needs.