How to Add Layer 2 Switch in GNS3? – Adding a Switch to the GNS3program is a very simple process. After adding the Switch to GNS3, you can configure VLAN topicsin Cisco CCNA or CCNP exams in detail.
How to Add Layer 2 Switch in GNS3?
By default, Layer 2 Switch is not included in GNS3. So you can add the L2 Switch on GNS3 after you download the Switch IOS image to your computer. To gain experience in switching issues, you need to add Layer 2 Switch to GNS3.
To add a Layer 2 Switch on GNS3, you first need to download the IOS image to your computer. You can not use all the features provided by the physical switches while configuring the Layer 2 Switch in GNS3. Because the GNS3 program can impose some restrictions while simulating Switches.
Some of the actions you can configure after adding a Layer 2 Switch to GNS3 are; VLAN, VTP, and STP configurations.
How to Configure Cisco Layer 2 Switch on GNS3?
First, download the vIOS-L2.vmdk IOS image to your computer from the link below to add the GNS3 Layer 2 Switch.
After adding a Layer 2 Switch to the GNS3 network simulator program, you can watch the following video to configure some basic configurations and you can also subscribe to our YouTubechannel to support us…
In this article, we have added and configured the L2 Switch IOS image on GNS3 to prepare for the Cisco Switching exams. In our next tutorial, we’ll look at how to configure VLANs with the L2 Switch. Thanks for following us!
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