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GNS3 WorkBench 8.6 Linux Appliance Installation Instructions Addendum ======== * The username/password required for the Vyatta routers is vyatta/vyatta123 * The VM is set up for 2 processors and 8GB RAM and support for VT-x/EPT turned on. If you can't spare 2 processors or 8GB RAM for the VM, or your host doesn't support VT-x/EPT, you should change these settings (Settings | Processors & Memory) Download Instructions ===================== There are two files you need to download: GNS3WB86.z01 GNS3WB86.zip **************************************************************************** * Note: These files are ~3GB each - if this is too big for you, select the * * Smaller Files folder above. * **************************************************************************** Download both files into a the directory where you keep your VMware virtual machines (VMware is a prerequisite - see below). You may wish to check the MD5 hash of your downloaded files to see that the hashes match the numbers below: MD5 (GNS3WB86.z01) = ad1c245107850a8370a78b3321797f6d MD5 (GNS3WB86.zip) = 7e4eacebe931e12c9c61bb2381535515 Inside the archive you will find a folder called GNS3WB86.vmwarevm. Extract that folder into that same direcory (the directory where you keep your VMware virtual machines) Inside the GNS3WB86.vmwarevm folder, find the LinuxMint15Cinnamon.vmx file. Double-clicking this file should open the GNS3 WorkBench appliance. Prerequisites: ============== Before you can even begin to get GNS3 WorkBench (Linux Appliance) installed you will need two elements: 1. A copy of a VMware hypervisor in which you run this VM image. 2. Images for a Cisco IOS routers, ASA and Juniper routers. If you don't have a copy of a Cisco IOS, you will still be able to use GNS3 WorkBench, but you will be restricted to the ONE routing lab that you could run using a Vyetta image - which you can then use as a model to create more labs of your own. But ideally, before you start you will have copies of: c3725-adventerprisek9-mz.124-15.T10.bin [to run Cisco routers - this is the only image you need for MOST labs and exercises] c3640-ik9o3s-mz.124-25a.bin [to run GNS3 Vault exercises] c7200-adventerprisek9-mz.150-1.M.bin [to run some GNS3 Vault exercises] asa842-k8.bin [to run Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances] jinstall-9.6R1.13-domestic-signed.tgz [to run Juniper Junos] You will also need to have a VMware Hypervisor. I have VMware Fusion v5.0, but the steps will be similar for other versions. Task 1 - Install VMware Player/Fusion/Workstation... ---------------------------------------------------- Use the VMware supplied instructions to get started Task 2 - Download this Appliance --------------------------------- Either download the GNS3WB86.vmwaervm.zip file or ALL the files in the "SmallerFiles" Folder. Save the files in the place where you normally store VMs. Typically: Windows Users\<username>\Documents\Virtual Machines\ Macintosh OS X ~/Documents/Virtual Machines/ ...and decompress them so that all files exist in one folder Task 3: First run... -------------------- From that folder, open the .vmx file (double click - or open from VMWare) When asked "Did you move this virtual machine...", answer "I copied it" When the VM opens - maximise the VM to the full screen (you may have to maximise/shrink/maximise to get it to work) Your VM will open a page headed "CONGRATULATIONS: You have GNS3 WorkBench running but.." This page will take you through the steps to get GNS3 working. A summary of these steps are shown in the following task. Task 4 - Prepare Linux image with OS files ------------------------------------------- Make sure you have the firmware images that will make GNS3 WorkBench run - in other words you need the following files copied to your VM: * At least one IOS image. Ideally, this will be c3725-adventerprisek9-mz.124-15.T10.image in the /home/user/GNS3/Images directory. * If you intend to run the GNS3 Vault exercises, make sure you also have copies of c3640-ik9o3s-mz.124-25a.image and c7200-adventerprisek9-mz.150-1.M.image in the /home/user/GNS3/Images directory. * If you intend to run ASA labs, make sure you also have a copy of asa842-k8.bin in the /home/user/GNS3/Images/ASA directory. * If you intend to run Juniper Junos, make sure you have a Junos image. This install has been tested with jinstall-9.6R1.13-domestic-signed.tgz. Make sure you have this file or another Juniper Junos image in the same format. o This image needs to be placed in the /home/user/GNS3/Images/Junos directory. Walkthrough of Task 4 ..................... To download the Cisco IOS images, do a Google search for the image name - such as c3725-adventerprisek9-mz.124-15.T10.bin. You should see a link to the Cisco website where you can download the image (provided you have a valid maintenance contract for a Cisco c3725). Once downloaded, move the image to /home/user/GNS3/Images. Next decompress the image, giving it a .image extension. The commands to do this are: cd /home/user/GNS3/Images unzip -p c3725-adventerprisek9-mz.124-15.T10.bin > c3725-adventerprisek9-mz.124-15.T10.image Similarly, download and decompress c3640-ik9o3s-mz.124-25a.bin and c7200-adventerprisek9-mz.150-1.M.bin to c3640-ik9o3s-mz.124-25a.image and c7200-adventerprisek9-mz.150-1.M.image. The ASA image MUST NOT be decompressed. Find asa842-k8.bin and move it to the /home/user/GNS3/Images/ASA directory, then run the "repack" script found there from a command line. A Google search for jinstall-9.6R1.13-domestic-signed.tgz may not give you a link to the Juniper website where you can download the image. Instead, you may have to visit http://www.juniper.net/support/downloads/junos.html - but you may find that you'll have to get a later version than 9.6R1.13 - which may or may not work. Once you have downloaded jinstall-9.6R1.13-domestic-signed.tgz, move it to the /home/user/GNS3/Images/Junos directory. In that directory you will find a base Qemu VM (freebsd-4.11) and a "junos-auto-fix-checkpic.sh" script that will need to run from a command line to prepare your image ready for use. Enjoy RedNectar
Source: readme appliance.txt, updated 2014-04-06