How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation? – In this article, after you set up the GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation, we will perform the GNS3 VM configuration steps.
How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation?

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation?

We perform network designs with GNS3 network simulator program. We gain experience using the actual Cisco Router IOS on the GNS3 program.

After leading in more advanced network designs, the local server of the GNS3 program itself will start to consume computer hardware too much.

To solve this problem and get more performance, we can do more networking designs by setting up the GNS3 VM. We will integrate GNS3 VM (GNS3 Server) with the VMware Workstation virtualization program.

As a result, GNS3 VM works on virtualization platforms such as VMware Workstation, VMware ESX, and VirtualBox.

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How to Install GNS3 VM 2.0.1 on VMware Workstation?

VMware Workstation and GNS3 programs must be installed on your computer before proceeding to the GNS3 VM installation steps on VMware.

After completing the above requirements, we can take steps to set up a GNS3 VM on VMware.

   Step 1

Download the current version of GNS3 VM.ova 2.0.1 from the GNS3 site. You will see the screen as shown below. After logging into the GNS3 site, click Download VM for GNS3.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 2

Your opponent will have 3 options. Download the GNS3 VM file by clicking the button on the VMware Workstation tab, because we will install and configure the GNS3 VM on VMware.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 3

Remove the archive file that you downloaded from your computer. Then double-click to integrate the GNS3 VM.ova file into the VMware program.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 4

Continue by selecting the VMware Workstation program.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 5

We are confronted with the Import window after VMware Workstation program opened. I would recommend setting up an external disk for GNS3 VM setup for even more performance. Click the Browse button to specify the location you want to install.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 6

Select the location and click the OK button.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 7

Once you specified the GNS3 VM location, click Import to start the integration.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 8

GNS3 VM is integrating…

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 9

After the GNS3 VM integrated, run the virtual machine.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 10

The first boot screen of GNS3 VM is as follows.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 11

GNS3 VM is opening….

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 12

GNS3 VM 2.0.1 has successfully installed, but you may experience network configuration problems. GNS3 VM networking issues are related to VMware Virtual Network Editor.

Close the GNS3 VM virtual machine and open the VMware Virtual Network Editor program.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 13

Open the GNS3 VM virtual machine network card settings and configure it according to the settings defined in the Virtual Network Editor. In this article, we have configured the GNS3 VM Bridged mode and can easily access it from our physical network.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 14

After re-running the GNS VM virtual machine, the IP address 192.168.1.100 has been assigned, including your physical network.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

   Step 15

When we test connectivity with Ping from our physical computer at the CMD prompt, you can see that the connection between the PC and the GNS3 VM no problem.

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation

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  Final Word

How to Install GNS3 VM on VMware Workstation? – In this article, we have successfully implemented the GNS3 VM installation and configuration steps on VMware. We recommend that you work by uploading Cisco Router IOS images on the GNS3 VM Server when you are designing your network.

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