Tag Archives: GNS3 WorkBench

VPCS and VPCS multi-host

the most significant difference between Single instance VPCS and VPCS multi-host is possibly one you may never use, but incredibly powerful just the same. Continue reading

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Using GNS3 WorkBench labs on real equipment

This request came up the other day: I just need some guided labs that I can do at home with my equipment. So I thought about how you could use GNS3 WorkBench exercises to do just that. Here is what … Continue reading

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VPCS Tutorial-updated

Many people are not aware of how to make the best use of the features the the Virtual PC Simulators (VPCS) application, so I thought I’d run a tutorial. This is re-work of the original tutorial I wrote, updated for … Continue reading

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GNS3 WorkBench v8.7 is ready for download

It has taken a while, but I’ve finally got all the files for GNS3 WorkBench v8.7 uploaded to sourceforge. And the Windows version (and OS X version) is better than ever. You can now enjoy all the exercises and labs … Continue reading

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ICND1 Readiness Test

Recently I had a student (let’s call him David) ask me “Do you think I am ready to sit the ICND1 exam?” Although David had studied the ICND1 text book, his skills were lacking when it came to configuring routers.  … Continue reading

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Building a new GNS3 WorkBench lab

Building a new GNS3 WorkBench lab [Note: The procedures described in this post are dependant on the reader having a copy of GNS3 WorkBench Virtual Machine v8.7 or later] GNS3 WorkBench comes with lots of labs, but building a new … Continue reading

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Q&A on GNS3 WorkBench v8.6

I got some great questions from Rob Methven so I thought I’d answer them here in the form of a “Q&A”. Q. I got the Etherswitches and VPCs pinging each other no problem. However, when I do a show mac-address … Continue reading

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How to add Instructions to GNS3

Have you clicked the new menu item – Help | Instructions on GNS3?  This article explains how to make use of this feature, as well as point out some pitfalls along the way.  Getting Started If you want a page of … Continue reading

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GNS3 WorkBench Update

I know there are quite a few people out there waiting for a GNS3 WorkBench update.  I promised that it would come soon after GNS3 0.8.5, but there have been a couple of significant developments that have caused an equally … 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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