How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM? – In the previous article, we implemented the GNS3 VM installation on VMware Workstation. In this article, we will add the Cisco Router IOS on the GNS3 VM.
How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

Adding a Cisco Router over a GNS3 VM is a recommended method. To get more performance from the GNS3 program, we load the Cisco Router IOS on the GNS3 VM.

Therefore, the IOS images loaded on the GNS3 VM are stored in one place. By installing an external disk in the GNS3 VM, we will also be able to load multiple IOS images to provide a central IOS storage.

In our previous article, we implemented the steps to set up a GNS3 VM on VMware. In this article, we will add the Cisco Router on the GNS3 VM Server.

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How to Add Router Image to GNS3 VM?

We can now go through the steps to add Cisco Router on GNS3 VM. You can download the Cisco Router IOS image from the link below.

   Step 1

Open the GNS3 program and create a new project.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 2

To enable the GNS3 VM Server, click Edit / Preferences.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 3

In the Preferences window, click on the GNS3 VM and then to enable the GNS3 VM, enable the GNS3 VM option.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 4

After enabling “Enable the GNS3 VM”, click OK to save the setting.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 5

As soon as you press the OK button, the GNS3 VM will start to run.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 6

The GNS3 VM connected.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 7

Check the GNS3 VM and check the connection by pinging the IP address.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 8

Click on Edit / Preferences again.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 9

In the window that opens, you can see that the pre-installed c7200 Cisco Router is on the Local Server. GNS3 VM Click the New button to add a Cisco Router.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 10

In the window that opens, select the Run option on the GNS3 VM and click Next.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 11

To add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM, select New Image and click the Browse button. Then, select the Cisco Router IOS image you downloaded.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 12

It’s uploading Cisco Router IOS to GNS3 VM Server…

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 13

Once the Cisco Router added, click Next to continue.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 14

Click on the Next button.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 15

If you want, you can increase the amount of RAM. Click on the Next button.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 16

Click on the Next button.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 17

Add the WIC-2T unit and click on the Next button.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 18

To determine the Idle-PC value for the Cisco Router, click the Idle-PC finder button.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 19

The Idle-PC value for the Cisco Router is calculating.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 20

The best value for the router found. Click the OK button to continue the next step.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 21

Click on the Finish button to close the window.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 22

The process to add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM completed successfully. You can see that the Cisco c3745 Router is installed on the GNS3 VM Server in the following window. Click the OK button to continue.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 23

Drag the Cisco Router that you added to the workspace and run the Router.

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

   Step 24

The Cisco Router is functioning properly…

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM?

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  Final Word

How to Add Cisco Router to GNS3 VM? – In this article, we have installed the Cisco Router image on the GNS3 VM. And finally, we have seen that the Cisco router works on the GNS3 Server.

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