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Getting started guide

Installation for Windows

By the GNS3 Assist Team

Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

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

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

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

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.Getting started guide At this point. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A little comment on Cisco devices. and named it according to the platform.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. . they are modular. Meaning. Notice on this Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

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

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

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