How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?GNS3 is a popular network simulator program and is a more comprehensive and advanced program than the Cisco Packet Tracer program.
How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

You can browse our article called What is GNS3 to get more information about GNS3. We also recommend reading What is Cisco Packet Tracer and How to Use Cisco Packet Tracer.

GNS3 can be installed and used on Windows, Linux and MacOS operating systems. However, if you want to install GNS3 on Linux platforms, the installation of GNS3 may vary between Linux platforms.

In our previous articles, we implemented GNS3 installation on Windows, Ubuntu, and MacOS. You can access these articles from the links below.

In this article, we will install the GNS3 network simulator program on Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia and finally test it by adding a Cisco Router c7200 IOS image to GNS3.

Update (June 15, 2018): GNS3 2.1.8 Released! You can install GNS3 2.1.8 on Linux Mint by following the steps below.

How to Install GNS3 2.1.3 on Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia?

Follow the steps below for installing GNS3 2.1.3 on Linux Mint.

   Step 1

On the Linux Mint desktop, open the Terminal and execute the following command to add GNS3 to the Repository.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gns3/ppa

 
How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 2

Press Enter to continue.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 3

To update the Linux Mint software packages, run sudo apt-get update.

sudo apt-get update

 
How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 4

To start installing GNS3 on Linux Mint, execute the following command and press Y key to continue installation and press Enter.

sudo apt-get install gns3-gui

 
How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 5

If you want non-superusers to run the GNS3 program, choose Yes.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 6

If you want to capture packets using the Wireshark program of Non-superusers, continue with Yes. In this step, we continue with the No option because we do not want the non-superusers to perform packet analysis.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 7

After installing GNS3 2.1.3 on Linux Mint 18, start GNS3 2.1.3 by executing gns3 command in Terminal.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

How to Add Cisco IOS Images to GNS3 in Linux Mint?

It is easy to add Cisco IOS images to GNS3. Adding Cisco IOS images on Linux Mint includes the same steps as how to add Cisco IOS to GNS3 on Windows operating systems.

To add Cisco IOS to GNS3 on Linux Mint, follow the steps below.

   Step 1

After opening the GNS3 program, in the Setup Wizard window, select Run the topologies on my computer and click on the Next button.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 2

Make sure that the Host binding setting for GNS3 looks like the one below and wait while GNS3 is connected to the Local Server.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 3

GNS3 has successfully connected to the Local Server and click Next to continue.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 4

In the Import an appliance template file window, select the Add an IOS router using a real IOS image (supported by Dynamips) and click on the OK button.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 5

To add a Cisco Router to the GNS3 on the Linux Mint, click on the Browse button in the IOS image window to define the location of the Cisco IOS image.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 6

Select the Cisco Router c7200 IOS image and click the Open button.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 7

After adding the Cisco Router, click on the Next button.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 8

The Idle-PC value is set so that the Cisco Routers or Switches on the GNS3 do not overload the computer’s processor. Click the Idle-PC finder button to determine the Cisco Router Idle-PC value to work on Linux Mint.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 9

Create a new project on GNS3 and drag and drop your added Cisco Router to the workspace. Then, run the Router and check that the Cisco Router is running by opening the CLI command prompt.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

   Step 10

After configuring GNS3 2.1.3 on Linux Mint, you can check the version of GNS3 from Help / About as follows.

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3?

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  Final Word

How to Install GNS3 on Linux Mint 18.3? – In this article, we have installed GNS3 2.1.3 on Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Cinnamon 64 Bit. And finally, we have added Cisco IOS to the GNS3 on the Linux Mint. Thanks for following us!

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