How GNS3 Lab Exercise is Done

To set up the lab, you must have access to asubscription. Speak with your company’s administrator to learn if you are permitted to access an existing subscription. If you don’t already have a free account and don’t have an subscription, create one first.

Once you have a gns3 lab exercise subscription, you may create a new lab plan in Azure Lab Services. The information on how to create a new lab plan can be found by setting up resources to establish laboratories.

Template machine configuration

Once you begin a windows 10 qcow2 image download, a template VM will be created based on the virtual machine size and image you select. The template VM is built up with everything you want to give your students for this class. The more information, to see Create and Manage a template in Lab Services.

To configure the template, adhere to following steps:

Prepare the template machine before using nested virtualization and Configure GNS 3.

Create stacked GNS3 VMs in Hyper-V and Make a GNS3 Windows Hyper-V virtual machine.

Include any equipment that is required and Publicise the template online.

GNS3 only comes with a very basic switch, and an outdated “computer” suitable for doing basic network connectivity testing. It does not come with any routers and however, by combining it with specific emulator software (QEMU) and an x86/x64 virtualization engine (VMware), it may be able to run legitimate router operating systems. In other words, if you give GNS3 the exact binary image you’d load on a real router (with the same configuration), it would “just work.” As a result, rather of interacting with a fake router, you can use the real router programme.

Using an image of a genuine MikroTik router—the same brand as the routers in the networking lab in CTC 214 we must configure GNS3. Another advantage is that, unlike some other vendors (cough Cisco cough), their OS images are accessible and cost-free to obtain.