Step 5 – Unzipping and installing a Competition Image.11‐0081
Now we want to extract the compressed image. Point your mouse on the zipped VMware image file, right click. Select the “7‐Zip > Extract Files” buttons. The competition image is encrypted. For the Practice Round, the password will be provided in advance; for the Qualification Round, at the start of the competition (STARTEX).
Once the "Extract" window appears, select the location where you want the files extracted. (We suggest the "Desktop"). Next, enter the password provided and click "OK".
Now you should see the CyberNEXS VMware image on your Desktop, or whereever you decided to extract it.11‐0081
Next, double click the VMware Player icon to begin using the CyberNEXS VMware image. Select the "Open a Virtual Machine" link on the "VMware Player" window.11‐0081
The "Open Virtual Machine" dialogue box will appear. Locate where the VMware images "*.vmx" file is located and select it; then click "Open".
The VMware image is now listed for access. Double click the VMware image link.
When you open a new VM, VMware player will ask you if you moved the VM or copied the VM. Select the “I copied it” option and click OK.
If you are asked if you want to "Download and Install VMware Tools", recommend selecting the "Remind Me Later" option.
Once your VM machine has opened, it will immediately attempt to connect with the CyberNEXS server. Once it does, you will get a registration window. Fill in the three windows with the appropriate information and select "Register".
Now your VM machine will register with the CyberNEXS server. You should see this window; once successful, continue to the next slide.
Now you should see a fully functioning VMware image. The icons in the lower right of the image frame represent your virtual devices, ie: CD‐ROM and Virtual Network Adapter11‐0081
Now, lets verify that the VMware image is properly installed. To check the network connection, click on the "Start" button, and the select "Run" option when it appears.
In the "Run" window, type the word "cmd" and click "OK".11‐0081
You are now at the command line. To verify internet connectivity, type “ping 220.127.116.11” at the command line, which is a well‐known link. If you get a response from the host, as highlighted by the red arrow, then you are connected to the 11‐0081 internet..
Next we want to verify that the VMware has successfully registered with the CyberNEXS remote server. Click the "Start" button again, and select the "My Computer" option.11‐0081
You now see the "My Computer" window; double click the "Local Disk (C:)" drive.11‐0081
If you see the file “Get My Status.html” then the CyberNEXS Client has successfully registered and you are ready to play the game. 11‐0081