Design and Build Network Labs - Setup GNS3 VE


We have talked about the basics of the Cisco Networking, functions of Routers, Switches, etc. Now we are moving to Cisco Networking Labs. We can do the labs by using real devices or in a virtual environment. Here I am using VE and I have already configured a GNS3 based Virtual Lab Environment to demonstrate the articles.
Tools for Virtual Labs
There are many tools are currently available for doing Cisco Labs in VE. I will show you the best tools.
GNS3 – Powerful Open Source Network Simulator
The GNS3 (Graphical Network Simulator-3) is the most popular network simulator and it provides many advanced features to the user to learn and setup network labs. The GNS3 is also providing the feature to connect the real devices to simulate complex networks. For simulating the Cisco IOS, the GNS3 uses Dynamips emulation software.
Main Features of GNS3
Multi-Vendor Support (Cisco, Juniper, etc.)
Scaling – We can use many devices in the topology and there is no limit
Note: Cisco IOS should be available for configuring the devices in GNS3
Cisco Packet Tracer – Network Simulation Tool
This is a cross platform visual simulation tool developed by Cisco. It allows users to design and build virtual networking labs for learning purposes and also for demo before the final network implementation. The other benefits of this tool is support almost all cisco commands but not all. Let us move to the Virtual Lab Setup.
Note: The Packet Tracer doesn’t require any additional IOS for simulation the networking labs
GNS3 Installation
As mentioned above, the GNS3 is an Open Source tool so do not need to pay the money for the download or use. We can download the tool from this site -
Step 1: Download the package from GNS3
Step 2: Agree and Install
Step 3: Select all components hence don’t need to install separately when it needs
Step 4: Wait till complete the installation

Step 5: Installation is completed
Topic Conclusion
The installation has been completed but needs to download IOS from the Cisco site using Cisco Logins. I will update those sections later. If you choose Packet Tracer for network simulation then it doesn’t require any additional Cisco IOS.



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Design and Build Network Labs - Setup GNS3 VE
Cisco Networking Labs. We can do the labs by using real devices or in a virtual environment.
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