Virtual PC Simulator is a program written by Paul Meng. It’s allow you to simulate a PC supporting DHCP and ping. It’s consume only 2MB of RAM by node and do not require an additional image.
The official website:
The VPCS node is builtin with GNS3. You don’t need any configuration. Just click on the end devices and drag the VPCS node in your topology.
After you start the VPCS node you can connect to the console:
Welcome to Virtual PC Simulator, version 0.6.1
Dedicated to Daling.
Build time: Feb 25 2016 00:35:23
Copyright (c) 2007-2015, Paul Meng ([email protected])
All rights reserved.
VPCS is free software, distributed under the terms of the "BSD" licence.
Source code and license can be found at vpcs.sf.net.
For more information, please visit wiki.freecode.com.cn.
Press '?' to get help.
Executing the startup file
PC1> ip 192.168.1.1
Checking for duplicate address...
PC1 : 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0
PC1> ping 192.168.1.2
84 bytes from 192.168.1.2 icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.576 ms
84 bytes from 192.168.1.2 icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.512 ms
84 bytes from 192.168.1.2 icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.473 ms
84 bytes from 192.168.1.2 icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.453 ms
84 bytes from 192.168.1.2 icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=1.182 ms
PC1> trace 192.168.1.2
trace to 192.168.1.2, 8 hops max, press Ctrl+C to stop
1 *192.168.1.2 0.398 ms (ICMP type:3, code:3, Destination port unreachable)
The ip will be lost at next restart if you don’t save the config.
Saving startup configuration to startup.vpc
VPCS is PC simulator. His implementation of the network stack is not perfect and you will see bugs when use in complex topologies.