Josh Brade


Installing Kali Linux as Proxmox Container

Obtaining the Latest Kali Image

When it comes to getting the latest Kali image, follow these steps:

Navigate to the Image Source – First, head over to the official Kali Linux images repository at

Select the Current Version Folder – Within the repository, locate and click on the folder that corresponds to the current version. For instance, I clicked on the folder labeled “20230414 17:56.”

Find the Root Filesystem – Inside this version directory, you’ll spot the “rootfs.tar.xz” file. Right-click on this file to copy its link.

Setting Up Proxmox for the Kali Container

Now, let’s move on to configuring Proxmox for your Kali container:

Log In to Proxmox – Log in to your Proxmox interface.

Navigate to CT Templates – On the left-hand side, select your Node, then navigate to “CT Templates.”

Download from URL – Look for the “Download from URL” option and click on it.

Paste the Copied URL – In the window that appears, paste the previously copied URL into the URL box. Click on “Query URL” and then “Download.”

Create a Container – Once the download is complete, it’s time to create your container:

  • Click on “Create CT” from the top-right corner of the Proxmox interface.

Configure Container Settings – Configure your container settings as follows:

  • Assign an ID and Password.
  • Click “Next.”

Select the Template

On the template selection screen, choose the recently downloaded file (“rootfs.tar.xz”). Note that you’re creating a template that includes the root filesystem.

  • Click “Next.”

Allocate Storage – Allocate storage space for your container. I opted for 32GB.

  • Click “Next.”

Assign CPU Cores – Assign CPU cores to your container. I chose 6 cores.

  • Click “Next.”

Allocate RAM – Allocate RAM to your container. I allocated 8GB.

  • Click “Next.”

Set IP Address – On the next screen, assign a static IP address to your container, or leave it dynamic—it’s up to you.

  • Click “Next.”

Configure DNS – For DNS settings, we’ll let the container get its DNS from the host.

  • Click “Next.”

Start After Creation – On the following screen, make sure to check “Start after created” at the bottom-left corner.

  • Click “Finish.”