Using Docker To Install OpenVAS On CentOS

An interesting post from Gerry Williams at


Saw a post on r/sysadmin the other day with a walkthrough on using Docker for the first time. Thought I would take some notes:

To Resolve:

1. On the host computer, open up Hyper V and create a new Virtual Machine. Download the Centos7 iso if you don’t already have it.

2. Before starting the virtual machine, we need to edit its properties:

2a. Change UEFI option to UEFI Authority

2b. Change Network Adapter to Enable MAC Address spoofing

2c. Enable Nested Virtualization. On the host machine, open Powershell as admin and type:

3. Install Centos7 minimal on a Virtual Machine.

4. Update it and give it a static IP, and install Docker stuff:

5. Now that docker is installed, we can search for images to run. For example, let’s install OpenVAS:

6. Now lets start and run it:

7. That is it, if you want to see the OpenVAS web GUI, just go to (if the Centos VM static IP is in a browser on CentOS. It should bring up OpenVAS login! Creds are ‘admin/admin’



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