If you are looking to get started with ethical hacking and penetration testing, you need to have a lab. You have several choices when it comes to setting up a lab. My personal favorite method of setting up a lab is using virtualization software. I personally run VMware Workstation on my Windows 10 PC and VMware Fusion for my Macbook Pro laptop. Both of these options are not free however. If you are in search of a free alternative, you may want to explore using VirtualBox.
In this short demo video, I provide an overview on how you can set up a virtual sandbox lab using VirtualBox. Here is the overview video for your viewing pleasure!