How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10? – While preparing for Cisco exams, the performance of your computer is an important factor in developing comprehensive network topologies. Using only Cisco Router IOS images with GNS3 can reduce your computer hardware performance.
How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

GNS3 VM is a Linux-based system that works with virtualization programs such as VirtualBox, or VMware Workstation, which can manage your Cisco Router IOS images from a single virtual machine, and at the same time is high performing.

You can use the GNS3 VM with Cisco IOU images. In our previous articles, we published articles about the GNS3 VM. On Windows, Linux and MacOS systems, you can browse the GNS3 VM installation articles from the following links.

In this article, we will install GNS3 VM on the latest version of Linux/Ubuntu.

How to Configure GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10 using VMware Workstation 14?

Before proceeding with the installation of GNS3 VM 2.1.9, click on the image below to install VMware Workstation 14 on Ubuntu 18.04.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

After installing VMware Workstation 14, follow the steps below for installing GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10.

   Step 1

Download the GNS3 VM 2.1.9.ova file from here. You can also download the Cisco c7200 IOS image to add Cisco Router on GNS3 VM.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 2

Open VMware Workstation 14 and click File / Open to import the GNS3 VM 2.1.9.ova file to VMware.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 3

Select the GNS3 VM 2.1.9.ova file located on the Ubuntu 18.04 desktop and click the Open button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 4

Click the Import button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 5

Wait while it is importing the GNS3 VM.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 6

After importing GNS3 VM 2.1.9 to VMware Workstation 14, start the GNS3 program.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 7

On GNS3, click Edit / Preferences. In the Preferences window, click on the GNS3 VM option, then click on Enable the GNS3 VM and finally on the OK button to wait for the GNS3 VM to open.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 8

Starting GNS3 VM…

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 9

Wait while the GNS3 VM is booting.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 10

To add a Cisco c7200 Router on the GNS3 VM, click on Dynamips / IOS routers, then click on the New button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 11

Select the Run this IOS router on the GNS3 VM option and click on the Next button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 12

Click the Browse button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 13

Select the c7200 Router and click the Open button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 14

Click Yes to decompress the IOS image.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 15

Continue by clicking the Next button after adding the IOS image.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 16

Select the IOS Router’s platform and click on the Next button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 17

Specify the 512 MB RAM value for the c7200 IOS Router and click Next.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 18

To add a GigabitEthernet or Serial Interface to the Cisco Router, select the interfaces in the empty slots below and click Next.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 19

To make your processor to run the Cisco IOS Router more efficiently, set a new value by clicking the Idle-PC Finder button. After specifying the Idle-PC value, click the Finish button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 20

After adding the Cisco c7200 Router on GNS3 VM 2.1.9, you can check the IOS Router’s location from Server in the window below.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

   Step 21

Add and run the Cisco Router you added to the GNS3 workspace. You can check the version of the Router IOS software with the show version command at the CLI command prompt as shown in the following image.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10?

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  Final Word

In this article, we have reviewed how to install GNS3 VM 2.1.9 on Ubuntu 18.04/18.10. After connecting GNS3 to GNS3 VM, we have added one c7200 Router. Thanks for following us!

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