GNS3 is really an amazing simulator that allows you to do a lot. It is not just limited to adding Cisco routers and switches, it also allows you to add Juniper routers. In addition, GNS3 let you add VirtualBox and VMware virtual machines so you can perform lab exercises similar to perform in a real-life environment. In this post, we will explain how to add a virtual machine in GNS3. For this, we will add a VMware virtual machine in GNS3. Similarly, you can add a VirtualBox machine in GNS3. Choosing the type of virtual machine depends on your choice and comfort. However, steps will remain same both types of VMs.
In order to add a virtual machine in GNS3, you need to perform the following steps:
- First, create a virtual machine in VMware workstation. We assume that you have already created a virtual machine using VMware workstation. In the following figure, you can see we have created two virtual machines named SVR1 and SVR2. In this demonstration, we will add SVR1 virtual machine to GNS3.
- If you have not created any virtual machine yet or facing any issue to create the virtual machine, visit the following link for the step by step instructions.