This guide will show you how to install the latest version of Gns3 within few minutes and start any kind of Networking Project.
UPDATED ARTICLE: How to Install GNS3 on Fedora 29 / Fedora 28
Previously we had talked about How to Install GNS3 on Kali Linux which works on any new version of Gns3. It’s just a matter of downloading the latest archived gns3 code. I have tested this installation procedure on my Fedora 23 and it works like charm.
If you have a fresh installation of Fedora, make sure you do a system update and Upgrade. You can use our tutorial Top things to do after Fresh Installation of Fedora 23
So let’s get started.
What is Gns3?
Gns3 is such an awesome tool which allows you to Build, Design and Test your network in a risk-free virtual environment and access the largest networking community to help you succeed. You can use Gns3 to study for almost any networking exam and to build out a state-wide telecommunications network.
GNS3 offers an easy way to design and build networks of any size without the need for hardware but rather by using an Emulator which translates to the real world environment.
Gns3 is free to use tool and uses dynamips as its hypervisor. You can even contribute to the improvement of its code and be part of an active community which works to make this world a better place.
First, before doing Gns3 installation, we need to fix some dependency requirements to make our installation smooth and working. Let’s do that first.
Downloading and installing all required dependencies.
sudo dnf -y install git gcc cmake
Install python3 dependencies
sudo dnf -y install python3-tornado python3-netifaces python3-devel python-pip python3-setuptools python3-PyQt4 python3-zmq
Install other dependencies as shown below:
sudo dnf -y install elfutils-libelf-devel libuuid-devel libpcap-devel
If you’ll be running version 1.4.x of Gns3
python3-PyQt5 package should be installed.
sudo dnf -y install python3-PyQt5
Once done, it’s time to start downloading gns3 packages.
Downloading and installing Gns3 gui
git clone https://github.com/GNS3/gns3-gui cd gns3-gui sudo python3 setup.py install
Downloading and installing Gns3 Server:
git clone https://github.com/GNS3/gns3-server cd gns3-server sudo python3 setup.py install
If you want to use Python pip to install both Gns3 server and Gui, Just run the commands below.
sudo pip3 install gns3-server sudo pip3 install gns3-gui
If you would like to install the latest version of Gns3 use the link below to download https://github.com/GNS3/gns3-gui/releases
Download and Install Dynamips Hypervisor.
git clone https://github.com/GNS3/dynamips cd dynamips mkdir build cd build cmake .. sudo make install
Download and Install iouyap
git clone https://github.com/GNS3/iouyap.git cd iouyap bison --yacc -dv netmap_parse.y flex netmap_scan.l gcc -Wall -g *.c -o iouyap -liniparser -lpthread make sudo make install chmod +x iouyap sudo cp iouyap /usr/local/bin sudo setcap cap_net_admin,cap_net_raw=ep /usr/local/bin/iouyap
Download and install vpcs
wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/vpcs/files/0.8/vpcs_0.8b_Linux64/download mv download vpcs chmod +x vpcs sudo cp vpcs /usr/local/bin/
Install IOU dependencies
sudo dnf install flex bison git git clone http://github.com/ndevilla/iniparser.git cd iniparser make sudo cp libiniparser.* /usr/lib/ sudo cp src/iniparser.h /usr/local/include sudo cp src/dictionary.h /usr/local/include cd .. git clone https://github.com/GNS3/iouyap.git cd iouyap make sudo make install
Up to here, we have installed everything that Gns3 needs to run. Now, we have to create a Launcher for Gnome 3.x so that we can launch Gns3 from Applications menu.
Create GNS3 Launcher
First, locate the gns3 binary using which command.
$ which gns3
Then download gns3 icon
Mine is located at
/home/$(USER)/logo-colour.png We’ll use this location in the icon section.
cd /usr/share/applications/ vim gns3.desktop
Then add the following.
[Desktop Entry] Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Terminal=false Keywords=Emulator;Simulator;Networking;Network Design;Gns3; GenericName=Network Emulator Name=Gns3 Network Emulator Exec=/usr/bin/gns3 Icon=/home/josepy/logo-colour.png Categories=GTK;GNOME;Development;
The gns3 application will be located under Applications >>Programming
See screenshot below.
If you need a more direct way to create a Launcher install and use alacarte
sudo dnf -y install alacarte
Then launch it by running command alacarte on the terminal.
Then select category you want to place gn3 in. e.g on Applications > Programming. To do this, Click on programming > New Item >
On icon area select location of the icon you downloaded.
Name: GNS3 Network Simulator
comment: Best Network Emulator.
See screenshot below for more clarification.
That’s all. You should now be able to launch Gns3 by pressing Super Key the gns3 search.
How to install Gns3 on Fedora
The simplest way to get Gns3 running on Fedora 23 and Fedora 22.
How to get Gns3 Network Emulator running on Fedora
How to create Launcher for Gns3 on Fedora 22 and 23.