Windows / Mac OS X installation

Linux installation

The GNS3 VM

Last updated
December 5, 2016

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Julien Duponchelle
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Last updated
December 5, 2016

Contributors
Julien Duponchelle
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What’s new in GNS3 1.4

GNS3 1.4 release has been released.

This version brings a many new features and improvements. Among them:

  • The GNS3 VM, our official Virtual Machine with IOU, Qemu and Dynamips installed. The VM can easily be upgraded.
  • Simple appliance installation using .gns3a files you can download from our Marketplace.
  • VMware integration (VMware Workstation & Fusion).
  • Custom symbols support.
  • Remote packet capture support.
  • Auto upload of images/appliances to remote server.
  • VNC support for Qemu based appliances.
  • Retina display support on Mac OS X.
  • A setup wizard.

You can see some of the features demoed in this video

Windows / Mac OS X installation

Files for Windows and Mac OS X can be downloaded from here.

Linux installation

For Linux users we recommend an installation via PyPi:

pip3 install gns3-gui==1.4.0
pip3 install gns3-server==1.4.0

For an installation from PPA (Ubuntu based Linux):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gns3/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gns3-gui

The GNS3 VM

The GNS3 VM replaces the old IOU VM which is not compatible with this version of GNS3. It is totally optional but strongly recommended for Windows or Mac OS X users looking at running Qemu based appliances like ASA etc. and of course IOU devices. It is not mandatory to use the VM, you still can use version 1.4 in the same way you did with version 1.3.x.

The VM is available for both VMware and VirtualBox and can be found on our download page.

To learn more about the VM, please see "What in the GNS3 VM?" and to migrate from the IOU VM, please see "changes from IOUVM to GNS3VM"

The easiest way to configure the GNS3 VM in GNS3 is to use the setup wizard, please see"The new setup wizard for 1.4" to learn how.

We also recommend to use VMware over VirtualBox for performance reasons (nested virtualization support).

Please upgrade using the menu if you already have the VM installed.