How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?GNS3 VM is a Linux based system developed by GNS3. Working with the GNS3 VM gives you even more performance gains when doing network designs.
How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

In addition to providing increased GNS3 VM performance, it also stores Cisco Router IOS images that are added to GNS3 in one place. It’s the biggest advantage of being Linux-based and it does not consume your computer’s resources too much.

To get the GNS3 VM, you need to download it from the GNS3 website. The latest version of GNS3 VM is 2.1.0. If your system has a previous version of the GNS3 VM installed, you can check out How to Upgrade GNS3 VM.

In our previous tutorials, we implemented GNS3 installations on MacOS and Windows. In this article, we will install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 using the VMware Workstation 14 virtualization program on Linux/Ubuntu 17.10 operating system, and finally, upload the Cisco Router c7200 IOS image on the GNS3 VM.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10?

If you have not done VMware Workstation installation on Ubuntu before, you can check out How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 17.10. After performing the VMware Workstation 14 installation, follow the steps for installing and configuring GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu.

   Step 1

Download the GNS3 VM 2.1.0.ova file from the GNS3 website.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 2

Open the VMware Workstation 14 Pro virtualization program on Ubuntu 17.10 and click Open to add the GNS3 VM 2.1.0.ova file.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 3

Select the GNS3 VM 2.1.0.ova file and click the Open button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 4

In the VMware Import Virtual Machine window, the location where the GNS3 VM is to be imported is reported. Click the Next button to continue.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 5

GNS3 VM 2.1.0 file is importing to VMware Workstation 14.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 6

After successfully completing the GNS3 VM 2.1.0.ova import operation, run the imported virtual machine.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 7

Opening GNS3 VM 2.1.0…

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 8

You can see that the GNS3 VM version is most up-to-date version. Also, test the network connection by pinging the GNS3 VM IP address.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 9

To run the GNS3 program, type “gns3” in the Terminal and press Enter.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 10

After starting GNS3, click on Edit/Preferences.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 11

In the GNS3 Preferences window, click on the GNS3 VM option, then select Enable the GNS3 VM and click on the OK button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 12

The GNS3 VM connection has installed successfully!

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 13

To add a Cisco Router on the GNS3 VM, click Help/Setup Wizard, and then click Next in the Setup Wizard window by selecting the Run the topologies in an isolated and standard VM option.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 14

In the New Appliance Template window, select the Add an IOS Router using a real IOS image (supported by Dynamips) option and click the OK button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 15

To add a Cisco Router on GNS3 VM 2.1.0, you need to select the Run this IOS Router on the GNS3 VM option in the New IOS router template window.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 16

Select the Cisco Router c7200 to be uploaded to the GNS3 VM and click the Open button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 17

Cisco Router is uploading to GNS3 VM…

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 18

Set the Idle-PC value for the Cisco Router and continue.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 19

From the GNS3 tools menu, drag and drop the Cisco Router to the workspace and run the Router.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 20

The GNS3 and GNS3 VM connections were successfully made. Also, Cisco Router is working fine on the GNS3 VM…

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

   Step 21

You can check the version of GNS3 program in About.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10?

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  Final Word

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.10? – In this article, we have integrated the latest version of the GNS3 VM with GNS3, and finally, we have added a Cisco Router IOS image on the GNS3 VM. Thanks for following us!

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