Connecting to the GNS3 VM with the GNS3 network simulator program that you use to prepare for Cisco exams is very useful for performance. This structure allows you to increase performance and store your Cisco IOS images in one place.
How to Set Up GNS3 VM on macOS Mojave
If you don’t know how to use GNS3 VM with GNS3, this article will show you how to use GNS3 VM step by step. First, you need to know that the GNS3 VM use with a virtualization program.
Before you can make a GNS3 VM connection with GNS3, you must install the VMware Fusion virtualization program.
We will import the “GNS3 VM.ova” file using VMware Fusion on macOS. Click on the image below to install VMware Fusion virtualization program.
After installing VMware Fusion, follow the steps below to install GNS3 VM step by step.
To download GNS3 VM for Mac, visit the GNS3 website and click Download and then Download VM for GNS3.
In the Download GNS3 VM window, click the Download button under VM Workstation.
Wait while downloading the GNS3 VM.
Copy the GNS3 VM.ova file to your Mojave desktop.
Open VMware Fusion Pro and select Import an existing virtual machine and click Continue.
Click the Choose File button to select the GNS3 VM.ova file.
Select the GNS3 VM.ova file and click the Open button.
Click Continue to start the import process.
Leave the GNS3 VM file name as the default and click the Save button.
Please wait while importing GNS3 VM on VMware Fusion.
The summary information for the GNS3 VM machine is as follows. Click the Finish button to start the GNS3 VM.
Opening the GNS3 VM …
Click Preferences to make a GNS3 VM connection.
Select the GNS3 VM and enable Enable the GNS3 VM on the right and click OK.
GNS3 VM connection successfully established!
To add a Cisco Router IOS image to the GNS3 VM, open Preferences and click Dynamips / IOS routers. On the right, you can see the Cisco Router or Cisco Switches added on GNS3. Click the New button to add a new Router.
In the New IOS router template window, select the Run this IOS router on the GNS3 VM option and click Next.
Select a Cisco Router that you added earlier on GNS3 and click Next. Set the Idle-PC value for the router and configure the interface.
You can check the added Cisco Router on the GNS3 VM from the Servers Status.
Run the Cisco Router and check for any problems. You can also learn the IOS image version of the Cisco Router with the show version command.
How to Run GNS3 VM on Mac ⇒ Video
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In this article, we have import GNS3 VM using VMware Fusion virtualization on Mac OS Mojave and then connected to GNS3. And finally, we have added a Cisco Router on the GNS3 VM. Thanks for following us!