bobg2010, The stuff in the exploit-db directory has nothing to do with metasploit (in 98% of the cases). There may be some ruby proof of concept code that is to be used with the metasploit framework, but you would have to copy those to the relevant metasploit directories. Please be aware that not all of the ruby exploits are for metasploit . As a suggestion, try using exploits in the exploit-db directory on the relevant services (you Will run into issues eventually and will be required to modify the proof of concept exploit to get it to work on the target system). This will give you a better understanding of what is going on. Then when you get a grasp of things, migrate to metasploit.