How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10? GNS3 VM is a Linux-based system developed by GNS3. The main purpose of using the GNS3 VM is to reduce performance problems.
How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

The GNS3 VM is constantly being updated and improved. Under normal circumstances, while adding the Cisco Router IOS image to the GNS3 network simulator program, the IOS image is stored locally. However, if you perform GNS3 VM integration with GNS3, the IOS images are stored on the GNS3 VM and run faster.

The latest version of the GNS3 VM version is 2.1.0. You can use GNS3 VM 2.1.0 with VMware Workstation, Oracle VM VirtualBox, or VMware Fusion virtualization programs.

You can also use Cisco IOU images with GNS3 VM for more advanced network topologies.

In our previous tutorials, we implemented GNS3 VM 2.1.0 installations on Linux/Ubuntu and MacOS operating systems. You can access this articles from the links below;

In this article, we will examine the steps to install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on the Windows 10 operating system and finally, we will test it by uploading one Cisco Router on GNS3 VM 2.1.0.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 using VMware Workstation 14 on Windows 10?

We will install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 using the VMware Workstation 14 Pro virtualization program on Windows 10 operating system.

   Step 1

Open the GNS3 VM 2.1.0.ova file downloaded from the GNS3 site with VMware Workstation. Then, click the Import button to import the GNS3 VM into the VMware Workstation program.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 2

Importing GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on VMware Workstation 14…

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 3

After the GNS3 VM import process is complete, run the virtual machine.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 4

Open the GNS3 program and click on Edit/Preferences and click on GNS3 VM in the window that opens. In the GNS3 VM Preferences window, select the Enable the GNS3 VM option and click the OK button to close the window.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 5

Once the GNS3 VM 2.1.0 virtual machine powered on, you can check the IP configuration.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 6

Check the network connection by pinging the GNS3 VM IP address.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 7

After successfully GNS3 VM 2.1.0 connection with VMware Workstation 14, click Help/Setup Wizard to add a Cisco Router IOS image on the GNS3 VM.

In the Setup Wizard window, click Run modern IOS (IOSv or IOU), ASA and appliances from the non-Cisco manufacturers option.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 8

Select VMware for GNS3 VM setting and continue.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 9

In the New appliance template window, select the Add an IOS router using real IOS Image (supported by Dynamips) option and continue.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 10

In the New IOS router template window, select the Run this IOS router on the GNS3 VM option and click on the Next button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 11

Select the Cisco Router IOS image you want to add on the GNS3 VM.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 12

Select a value for the Cisco Router by clicking on the Idle-PC Finder button.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 13

You can check the Cisco Router location you added from the following image. In GNS3, create a new project and drag and drop it to the workspace.

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

   Step 14

Run and test the Cisco Router. The process to install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10 has been completed successfully!

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10?

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  Final Word

How to Install GNS3 VM 2.1.0 on Windows 10? – In this article, we have set up the GNS3 VM to better use Cisco Router IOS images. For more advanced network topologies, you can add Cisco IOU images to the GNS3 VM. Thanks for following us!

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