This chapter explains how to install Cuckoo.

Although the recommended setup is GNU/Linux (Debian or Ubuntu preferably) Cuckoo has proved to work smoothly also on Mac OS X as host; the recommended and tested setup for guests are Windows 7 for Windows analysis, Mac OS X Yosemite for Mac OS X analysis and Debian for Linux Analysis, although Cuckoo should work with other releases of guest os.


This documentation refers to Host as the underlying operating systems on which you are running Cuckoo (generally being a GNU/Linux distribution) and to Guest as the Windows virtual machine used to run the isolated analysis.