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Install GNS3 2.0 on Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora

GNS3 is a free application used for simulating a network environment by network engineers for soul purpose of testing and troubleshoot a virtual, including a real network environment. Also it enables you to run a small network topology that consists of networking devices such as laptops, desktops, servers, switches, routers, etc. Lets take a quick look at GNS3 features, before we install GNS3 on linux.

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GNS3 Key Features

  • You can use GNS3 as a proof of concept or for client demonstration for commercial purposes
  • It offers a great platform for learning and teaching of a network environment
  • With the use of a virtual lab, you can test a multi vendor interoperability
  • Good for real-time network simulation for pre-deployment testing
  • Quickly run and test multiple hardwares without the need for a physical hardware
  • For purpose of network certification training, you can customise topologies and labs within GNS3
  • Furthermore, you can connect GNS3 to a real network environment
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GNS3 2.0.3 Changelog

  • Display error when we can’t export files
  • Fix auth header not sent is some conditions
  • If we have auth issue at server startup continue to get better error
  • Do not override IOU configuration file when you change the image
  • Fix some PNG loading issues on Windows
  • Handle label with missing elements
  • Support floating value for font size
  • Also handles partial json in a response
  • Add Dominik as a new team member

How to install GNS3 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gns3/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gns3-gui

How to uninstall GNS3 from Ubuntu

sudo apt remove gns3-gui

How to install GNS3 on Arch Linux

yaourt -S gns3-gui gns3-server

How to install GNS3 on Fedora 24

dnf install gns3-server gns3-gui wireshark wireshark-qt

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