Easy & Error-Free Step-by-step Installation of New GNS3 2.x
The developers of the GNS3 bring the major changes in architecture of new Version 2.x. Hereby, the step by step installation of the fantastic major release.
These are the requirements for the installation:
- GNS3 Version 2.x
- Internet Connection
- Cisco IOS images (Router, Switch) as per requirements.
Installation of GNS3 Version 2.x on Windows 10.
Download the GNS3 software from https://www.gns3.com/software
Double click on the software and then follow the below installation instructions.
You can choose any option as per your requirement.
In the Setup Wizard we will configure our GNS3. The IOS images which you will run during the configuration of the topology.
Here you have a choice where do you want to run your GNS3 and IOS images.
If you will get such error message quit from the Setup Wizard and open the Preferences from the Edit tab of GNS3.
Under the Binary images sub-tab of General Preferences browse or select the folder where you have kept your IOS images.
Now, add the IOS images by clicking on New button in the IOS routers, subtab 'IOS routers' of Dynamips.
You can receive warring message in case of invalid IOS images.
You can click on OK and take the next steps or select the another appropriate IOS image.
For connecting the devices with each other we need to choose the Network adapter at the specific slot, we can also make these changes later.
By selecting the correct Idle-PC value, we can prevent the IOS to over use of the CPU processing, and it is really very effective.
Apply the changes and run the New project.
You can observe it clearly; we have our c3600 router, drag the icon of router and create the topology.
In this way, we can configure our GNS3 version 126.96.36.199.
In the upcoming article you will be able to learn the association between the GNS3 2.0.0 and GNS3 VM.
This article is written & published by Ms. Meena, Senior Manager - IT, at Luminis Consulting Services Pvt Ltd, India. She can be reached at Email: and/or Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meena1