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Getting started guide

Installation for Windows

By the GNS3 Assist Team

Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

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

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

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

Step 2 – Install GNS3 Find the file you downloaded and double-click on it to begin installing GNS3. . Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. Everything else is a matter of clicking on next buttons. 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.Getting started guide At this point. The GNS3 Setup Wizard will begin. you can start the download process.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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