PacktLib: GNS3 Network Simulation Guide

GNS3 Network Simulation Guide

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Clearing the First Hurdle

Pre-installation tasks and prerequisites

The installation process

Post-installation tasks

Summary

Creating your First GNS3 Simulation

Jumping in the deep end – a basic two-router configuration

Conceptualizing a project

Getting to know the GUI

Using VPCS (Virtual PC Simulator)

Capturing packets with Wireshark

Avoiding the 100 percent CPU utilization problem

Introducing GNS3 generic switches

Summary

Enhancing GNS3

Connecting to physical interfaces

Adding VLAN support

Terminal tips

Fine-tuning the topology – adding graphics and text

Accessing GNS3 running on a remote machine

Summary

Unleashing Other Emulators

The Qemu emulator

The VirtualBox emulator

Summary

The Cisco Connection

Cisco routers – emulated hardware

Cisco IOS

Summary

Peeking under the GNS3 Hood

Understanding the topology.net file

Say hello to the hypervisor

The GNS3 orchestra

Debugging using the GNS3 management console

Summary

Tips for Teachers, Troubleshooters, and Team Leaders

Packaging your projects

Using remote hypervisors

Running GNS3 in a virtual machine

GNS3 Limitations

Getting more help

Summary

Index