How to install Kali Linux on Google Cloud

On this post, I am going to guide you how to install & upload your Kali Linux into Google cloud platform.


Let’s start!

Create a VirtualBox virtual machine

It’s easy to create a Kali Linux Virtualbox virtual machine so in this post, I will use Kali VirtualBox image that I downloaded from Kali Linux download page.

Configure kali sshd service

Extract and import Kali Virtual Image. Turn on the Kali Linux virtual machine to install and configure openssh-server.

Install openssh-server

apt-get install openssh-server

Change the configuration file

vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Change #PermitRootLogin prohibit-password to PermitRootLogin yes

Set ssh run on the boot

update-rc.d –f ssh enable 2 3 4 5

Turn off the Kali Linux virtual machine.

Create a raw file

Convert qcow to raw file.

vboxmanage clonehd –format raw kali.qcow disk.raw

Convert into tar format

tar –zcvf ~/kali.tar.gz disk.raw

Upload image to Google Cloud

Create bucket mb gs://bucket-name/

Upload to bucket

gsutil cp kali.tar.gz gs://bucket-name/kali.tar.gz

Start Kali Linux virtual machine

gcloud compute images create kali –source-uri gs://bucket-name/kali.tar.gz
gcloud compute instances create kali –image kali –machine-type n1-standard-1 –zone us-central1-b