Category Archives: Virtual Machine

VIRL and GNS3. One day all routers will be virtual

Preamble If you don’t know what VIRL (Virtual Internet Routing Lab) is, read this. If you don’t know what GNS3 is, read this.  The question is, “What impact will the imminent release of VIRL have on GNS3?” Discussion This is … Continue reading

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V2P – Converting GNS3 Workbench to a physical hard drive

Many thanks to Drew at Techoid.net for writing this article explaining how to convert the GNS3 VM to a physical hard drive. It should work for any Ubuntu install as well. Also check out https://rednectar.net/2012/05/10/moving-gns3-workbench-to-a-physical-machinedisk/ for a second opinion.

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Moving GNS3 WorkBench to a physical machine/disk

GNS3 WorkBench user Malaya Manas has posted instructions here on his blog to show how to port GNS3 WorkBench to a physical disk/USB. The process of converting Virtual Machines to Physical is known as V2P. It sounds a bit tricky … Continue reading

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Linking your Host PC and Guest OS to devices in GNS3 WorkBench

Once you become familiar with GNS3, the thought soon strikes – how can I get my PC to talk to the routers in my GNS3 configuration? Since GNS3 WorkBench operates within a virtual machine, the process is a little more … Continue reading

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Linking your Virtual Machine’s adapters to your Host PC using GNS3-WorkBench

GNS3-Workbench uses multiple virtualisation techniques – not only do you have to be comfortable that the GNS3 routers use virtual hardware, but you also have to understand the implications of running the GNS3 application in a Virtualised Ubuntu Machine. Hopefully, … Continue reading

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VMWare Interfaces Tutorial

If you are new to VMWare and the concept of Virtual Machines, or even if you have been working with them for a while but don’t quite understand how the Virtual Machine accesses the network through your host machine, then … Continue reading

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