When using the GNS3 network simulator, we sometimes encounter performance issues with our computers. When we add Cisco Router IOS images locally on the GNS3 program, we have problems in terms of both storage and performance.
How to Setup GNS3 VM on Windows 10
First, let’s talk briefly what the GNS3 VM is.
GNS3 VM Server is a virtual machine integration program developed on a Linux platform. After downloading the GNS3 VM.ova file, you need to use a virtualization program to import/install it on your computer.
With the GNS3 VM, you can upload Cisco Router IOS images to the Server and store them in one place. Also, the uploaded IOS images work more performance. You can get even more performance if you run this structure on an external drive.
As an external disk, we strongly recommend using SSD external disks …
GNS3 developed the GNS3 VM.ova file for the VMware Workstation virtualization program. Also, this file is available in the VirtualBox virtualization program. In this article, we will use VMware Workstation. You can also use the VMware virtualization program.
You can also add and use GNS3 Server.ova on VirtualBox by following the steps in this article.
How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware
With VMware, we can now proceed with the GNS3 VM installation steps.