This chapter explains how to install Cuckoo.

Although the recommended setup is GNU/Linux (Debian or Ubuntu preferably), Cuckoo has proved to work smoothly on Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows 7 as host as well. The recommended and tested setup for guests are Windows XP and 64-bit 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 Operating Systems as well.


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.