How to Upgrade GNS3 VM

You can easily update the GNS3 VM Server you have installed on VMware Workstation to a new version. Since you don’t need to download the new version and make a new installation, you can use the Cisco IOS images uploaded to the server and the saved GNS3 projects again.

How to Upgrade GNS3 VM

How to Update the GNS3 VM on Windows 10

First, you need to check if the server is connected to the Internet. If the virtual machine is able to access the Internet, you can proceed with the update steps.

We recommend that you make a backup of any errors by taking Snapshot on your old Server first. If you don’t know how to get a Snapshot on VMware or VirtualBox, you can find our articles on the links below.

How to Install GNS3 VM Latest Version

To upgrade/update the GNS3 server to the latest version, follow the steps below.

   Step 1

After running the GNS3 VM Server you have imported on VMware Workstation, check the old version on the top. Now press the Enter key on the OK option.

GNS3 Server Version

   Step 2

When the Settings window opens, press Enter on the Upgrade option.

Upgrade / Upgrade GNS3

   Step 3

As mentioned above, it is recommended to take Snapshot before the update process. We skip this option by selecting Yes.

Snapshot Info

   Step 4

GNS3 VM update process started.

Updating GNS3 Server

   Step 5

Downloading packages for the new version via the Internet.

Downloading Required Packages

   Step 6

Extracting packages and installing…

Installing Packages

   Step 7

After completing the update, the server will restart, and the system will boot up.


   Step 8

GNS3 Server has been successfully updated to the new version!

Checking the New Version

How to Upgrade to GNS3 VM Latest Version ⇒ Video

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   Final Word

In this article, we have updated the GNS3 VM Server. After the update process, your previous settings and configurations will be available. Thanks for following us!

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One Comment

  1. Avatar for John Cottingim John Cottingim 5 April 2021

    Thanks for the information, but you neglected to answer THE most important question about upgrading to the latest version… WHY?!?


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