How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?GNS3 is the most preferred network simulator program to prepare for Cisco exams. Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux operating system developed by Defensive Security.
How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

Kali Linux is also known as BackTrack. People who prefer Kali Linux are usually interested in security vulnerabilities on the network. Kali is a preferred Linux distribution because there are many free tools available on Kali Linux.

In our previous articles, we have installed GNS3 on Linux-based operating systems. You can find these articles in the links below.

In this article, we will install GNS3 step by step on the latest version of Kali Linux 2018.4. After running GNS3 in Kali, we will test the functionality of the program by adding a Cisco Router IOS image to GNS3.

How to Install GNS3 2.1.11 on Kali Linux 2018?

The latest version of GNS3 for Linux is 2.1.11. To install GNS3 version 2.1.11 on Kali Linux, you need to add Ubuntu repository addresses to /etc/apt/sources.list.

To install the GNS3 2.1.11 version step-by-step on Kali Linux 2018.4, follow the steps below in order.

Also, if you have not installed Kali Linux before, you can check out our article here.

   Step 1

Before starting the GNS3 installation on Kali Linux, open the Terminal and execute the following command to edit the sources.list.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

 
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   Step 2

Copy and paste the following addresses into Kali Linux sourcelist.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gns3/ppa/ubuntu bionic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gns3/ppa/ubuntu bionic main

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian jessie main
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stretch main
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian unstable main

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch contrib
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch non-free

 
After adding the above addresses to sources.list, press Ctrl + X / Y / Enter to save the file.

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   Step 3

To run GNS3 in Kali, execute the command sudo apt-get install dirmngr in Terminal to install dirmngr.

sudo apt-get install dirmngr

 
How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 4

For the security of GNS3 installation on Kali Linux, add Ubuntu Global Public Key by executing the following command.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys F88F6D313016330404F710FC9A2FD067A2E3EF7B

 
How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 5

To update the Kali Linux 2018.4 package list, execute apt-get update in Terminal.

apt-get update

 
How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 6

To start installing GNS3 on Kali Linux, execute sudo apt-get install gns3-gui.

sudo apt-get install gns3-gui

 
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   Step 7

To confirm the GNS3 installation in Kali, press Y and then Enter.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 8

To prevent non-superusers users from running GNS3, press Enter on No.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 9

After completing the GNS3 2.1.11 installation on Kali Linux, open the start menu and type gns3 and then run GNS3.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

How to Add a Cisco Router to GNS3 on Kali Linux?

After installing GNS3 on Kali Linux, you need to add a Cisco Router IOS image to test the program. Follow the steps below to run the Cisco Router on Kali Linux.

   Step 1

In the Setup Wizard window, select Run the topologies on my computer and click Next.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 2

In the GNS3 Local Server Configuration window, configure Host Binding: 127.0.0.1 and Port: 3080 TCP, and then click Next.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 3

Once connected to Local Server, click Next.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 4

In the Summary window, check the information and then click Finish.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 5

To add a Cisco Router to Kali Linux in the New appliance template window, select Add an IOS router using a real image (supported by Dynamips) and click OK.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 6

Click the Browse button to add the Cisco Router IOS image and click the Next button after adding the IOS image.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 7

You can change the model of the Cisco Router that you added in the Name and Platform window. Click Next to continue.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 8

Specify the RAM value on the Cisco Router according to the features of your computer and click Next.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 9

You can add interfaces to the Cisco Router in the Network Adapters window. Add the C7200-IO-FE card to the Cisco Router and click Next.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 10

Click on the Idle-PC finder button to determine the Idle-PC value for the Cisco Router to run on Kali, and then click Finish.

How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux 2018?

   Step 11

Check that the Cisco Router you have added on Kali Linux is working.

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How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux Step by Step ⇒ Video

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  Final Word

In this article, we have installed GNS3 on Debian based Kali Linux. And finally, we’ve reviewed how to use the Cisco Router in Kali. Thanks for following us!

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