GNS3 Network Simulation Guide

Finally – it’s published!


I can now say I’m a “published author”.  Check out my new book, GNS3 Network Simulation Guide, at PACKT or Amazon. [Get 50% off til March 6 2016 by using THIS  LINK]

As the blurb says, it will help you…

Acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the GNS3 graphical network simulator, using it to prototype your network without the need for physical routers


  • Develop your knowledge for Cisco certification (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE), using GNS3
  • Install GNS3 successfully on Windows, Linux, or OS X
  • Work your way through easy- to- follow exercises showing you how to simulate your test network using Cisco routers, Ethernet switches, and Virtual PCs
  • Expand your existing simulations by including PCs running in Qemu or VirtualBox VMs, Cisco ASAs, Juniper routers, and Vyatta routers
  • Increase your networking knowledge by learning how GNS3 orchestrates multiple hypervisors, simulators, and real-world live connections

And they even let me use my own photo on the cover!

Technical Information

The book is based on GNS3 v0.8.7, which was the last release of GNS3 before the move away from a 90% Cisco centric model with the crowd-funded development of GNS3v1.x.

To get your copy of GNS3 v0.8.7, either do a Google search, or go directly to SourceForge using this link or of course you can use my GNS3 WorkBench – look for v8.7 releases to get the best match for the book!

About RedNectar Chris Welsh

Professional IT Instructor. All things TCP/IP, Cisco or VoIP
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10 Responses to GNS3 Network Simulation Guide

  1. Nice book Chris. And thanks for all the help with the 7600.

    • Sorry I took so long to approve this. Somehow I missed even looking at my blog for the past week – must have had other things on my mind! (in-house joke – I just spent the last week delivering a 7600 course for Bruce)

  2. Shoaib Zahidi says:

    Just purchased the book, great read. And now eagerly waiting for the workbench update.

  3. Francisco says:

    Congrats Chris!!
    I’ve already already bought the book and I’m learning a lot from him.
    Simple and clear.
    Can’t wait 4 new WB.

  4. Congratulations Chris on the release. Good work. I enjoyed the book and I hope your readers gain some valuable tips from it.

  5. Per says:


    Great work, now we need the updated WB



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