Installing the Drill Sandbox


The sandbox with Drill runs on VMware Player and VirtualBox (recommended), free desktop applications that you can use to run a virtual machine on a Windows, Mac, or Linux PC.

Before you install the sandbox with Drill, verify that the host system meets the following prerequisites:

  • VMware Player or VirtualBox is installed.
  • At least 20 GB free hard disk space, at least 4 physical cores, and 8 GB of RAM is available. Performance increases with more RAM and free hard disk space.
  • Uses one of the following 64-bit x86 architectures:
    • A 1.3 GHz or faster AMD CPU with segment-limit support in long mode
    • A 1.3 GHz or faster Intel CPU with VT-x support
  • If you have an Intel CPU with VT-x support, verify that VT-x support is enabled in the host system BIOS. The BIOS settings that must be enabled for VT-x support vary depending on the system vendor. See the VMware knowledge base article at for information about how to determine if VT-x support is enabled.

VM Player Downloads

For Linux, Mac, or Windows, download the free VMware Player or VirtualBox. Optionally, you can purchase VMware Fusion for Mac.

VM Player Installation

The following list provides links to the virtual machine installation instructions:

  • To install the VMware Player, see the VMware documentation. Use of VMware Player is subject to the VMware Player end user license terms. VMware does not provide support for VMware Player. For self-help resources, see the VMware Player FAQ.
  • To install VirtualBox, see the Oracle VM VirtualBox User Manual. By downloading VirtualBox, you agree to the terms and conditions of the respective license.

The sandbox for Drill on VirtualBox comes with NAT port forwarding enabled. The sandbox for Drill on VMware Player supports NAT, but does not support port forwards.

Click the link appropriate for the virtual machine player running on your machine: