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Getting started guide

Installation for Windows

By the GNS3 Assist Team

Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

. Step 1 – Download GNS3 As stated in the previous screenshot. there is an installation section for Linux users and the equivalent for Mac OS X users. after you have created the account. see other Getting Started Documents. All of the critical and most important things to know will be covered. but for an in-depth discussion. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. click on the download link and download the Windows All-In-One installer. The first part of this guide is for a user getting to the new release from our new website.Getting started guide Installation for Windows Users This document will take you through the steps to get started with GNS3 in a Windows environment. If you use Linux.

Getting started guide Then you get the create account window: Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. .

now you are in to the portal. . Click on the Software button and click Download in the menu. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.Getting started guide Okay. The next screen should look familiar.

Getting started guide At this point. Step 2 – Install GNS3 Find the file you downloaded and double-click on it to begin installing GNS3. The GNS3 Setup Wizard will begin. you can start the download process. Also note the bottom part of the screen here: This is a really simplified way to obtain all those other appliances once you have gotten GNS3 downloaded and installed. Everything else is a matter of clicking on next buttons. . Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

. The GNS3 Setup Wizard will begin. just click on to the next screen. The interesting thing about this installation from the other ones is many of the other appliances needed (like Winpcap. A deeper discussion of what all this is will be provided. Most experienced Windows users know to click ‘next’ and ‘accept the user license’. Everything else is a matter of clicking on next buttons. Dynamips) are already checked marked. WireShark. Hit the Install Button: Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. An astute user will start clicking off the boxes. Please don’t do that.Getting started guide Locate your GNS3 download and double click on it. Unless you absolutely know you have a newer version.

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it has SolarWinds Response Timer Viewer! What? Free? Yup! Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. you then get ported to another installer. Only this time. .Getting started guide After WireShark.

Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.Getting started guide Enter your best email into the SolarWinds Response Time Viewer install. .

3. 4.Getting started guide Once the installation is completed. 2. Click on that and you can now begin configuring GNS3 to include the following: 1. Advanced settings to point to an IOU license key. . Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. 5. 6. Where QEmu is located. You Cisco IOS image. Advanced settings for your ASA security appliance. you should see a snazzy little icon on your desktop that looks like a blue chameleon. Any IOU images. Where Dynamips is located.

that is the icon used in topologies as a Router or switch. 3700. Once you have obtained your own copy of a Cisco IOS for one of the supported platforms. 2600 series (2610 to 2650XM & 2691) and 1700 series (1720 to 1760). 3725. 3600. 3745. You are presented to create a project by entering a name for the project: Click on the icon that looks like an Antacid pill. you are ready to continue. In the networking world. please do so. Supported platforms are the following: Cisco 7200.Getting started guide Step 3 – Defining Cisco IOS files As mentioned earlier. or a blue aspirin. If haven’t already launched your GNS3 program from the previous step. you must provide your own Cisco IOS and IOU image to use with GNS3 due to licensing issues. 3640 and 3660. 3620. GNS3 is meant to be used in a lab environment for testing and learning. . Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

We need to add Router Images first before using the routers. or if you work with Cisco devices. GNS3 Technologies is not responsible for providing you with free IOS images. you can obtain an IOS based on the production machines you have available. These images are available by contacting a Cisco provider. suffice it to say. click on Dynamips -> IOS routers Click on New Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. I suggest contacting a solution provider of Cisco equipment to get you connected to purchase an IOS. Select Preferences. Click on Edit in the upper left hand corner.Getting started guide A panel slides open and it is blank. From here. that you would have to know how to obtain a Cisco IOS image. At this point. You need to be compliant with licensing restrictions. . If you don’t have an IOS.

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they are modular. . and named it according to the platform. you can add modules based on what type of network you want. A little comment on Cisco devices.Getting started guide The next screen shows that GNS3 detected the router platform. Here is where you can configure your modules. Meaning. Notice on this Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

You can also add WIC modules! Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. Slot 0 already has a FastEthernet module. . to have a 16 port Ethernet switch.Getting started guide 3725 platform. let’s add a serial module as well. Let’s do that here. And while we are at it. You can configure slot 1. you have three slots.

Hit Apply in the lower right hand corner. You will now be given a status page summarizing the options selected in the IOS routers preferences. . you can set the IDLE PC setting. It’s recommended to leave that. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. Hold down the left mouse button and drag and drop this onto the main panel which is where you will configure your topology. You now have an available router.Getting started guide Finally. Now click on the blue aspirin or the Router Icon again. Then hit Okay.

. or clicking on the right pointing start arrow located in the header area that will then start all devices selected and configured that allow a startup. Special Tip: In this screenshot. At this point the installation is done. if you let the mouse hover over the router. That indicates the device is powered on since you can’t see the actual device. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. On that note. in the right pane.Getting started guide You now need to start the router by either right clicking on the router and selecting start. a nice pop up window shows you everything about this router. which is the topology panel. after you moved the Router in the middle pane. You have configured a Router IOS and you have started the device. Use these two items extensively to keep your interfaces connected correctly. you see a green light next to R1.