Gns3vm Virtualbox

  1. Gns3 Vm Virtualbox Kvm Support
  2. Gns3 Vm Virtualbox Installation
  3. Install Gns3 Vm Virtualbox

What are Virtualbox Extension Packs? Extension Packs were created in Virtualbox 4 as a new way to extetend the functionality of the VirtualBox base package. Currently, Oracle provides one extension pack and provides added functionality that includes: Virtual USB2.0 and 3.0 devices; Virtualbox Remote Desktop Protocol VRDP; Host webcam passthrough.

  • GNS3 is an open source Network Simulator that is used to emulate, configure, test and troubleshoot virtual and real networks. GNS3 can run on Windows, Linux and MacOS. It can also run on a virtualized environment such as VMware, Docker and Virtualbox. Below are some of the features of GNS3.
  • The next point in the setup is finally the GNS3 VM. Here, you just have to select VirtualBox. GNS3 will automatically search in your list of Virtual Machines for the right one. In case it has trouble finding it, just hit “Refresh” and use the drop-down to select the GNS3 VM. Once finished, click “next”.
  • Now, I have already built the virtual box. This is not a blog about how to actually build a client inside virtual box. See: How to Use Oracle Virtual Box. Let’s launch this so you can see it. Here’s my virtual box. You’ll notice I have one here that’s name is Windows 7 Ultimate X64. This is the one that I want to coordinate and bring.
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Hey folks,

Gns3 Vm Virtualbox Kvm Support

I am running VB v5.1.18r14002 on a Windows 10 computer. I've imported an appliance and keep seeing the following error when I attempt to start the machine:
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Could not start the machine GNS3 VM because the following physical network interfaces were not found:
vboxnet0 (adapter 1)
You can either change the machine's network settings or stop the machine.

I have done some research on this and tried a couple of suggestions from this forum and elsewhere, but have not able to been able to get this work on my setup.

Gns3 Vm Virtualbox Installation

Gns3On my Network Connections settings page, I have a VirtualBox Host-Only Network Adapter. I have tried disabling and enabling this as well as verifying that 'VirtualBox NDIS6 Bridged Networking Driver' is checked within the Adapter's properties.
In VirtualBox network settings, I also see this adapter within the Host-only Networks page and can be viewed from the CLI as well.
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C:Program FilesOracleVirtualBox>vboxmanage list hostonlyifs
Name: VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter
GUID: 4a397aeb-e228-4130-9023-c9782a4ebc6f
DHCP: Disabled
IPV6Address: fe80:0000:0000:0000:0d91:add6:0b85:8938
IPV6NetworkMaskPrefixLength: 64
HardwareAddress: 0a:00:27:00:00:1f
MediumType: Ethernet
Status: Up
VBoxNetworkName: HostInterfaceNetworking-VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter
C:Program FilesOracleVirtualBox>

Any suggestions that would help fix this, would be most appreciated.
Thanks in advance


  1. GNS3 VM 1.5.3 (.ova) file.
  2. GNS3 1.5.3 installer and
  3. Virtual Box application or VMware Workstation Pro (Just only need one installer that is most compatible with you.)

Related download links

  1. Download HERE for GNS3 VM 1.5.3 (.ova) file.
  2. Download HERE for (GNS3 1.5.3) installer and
  3. Download HERE latest version of Virtual Box application and its extension pack or download HERE for VMware Workstation Pro 12.1.1.

Step by step installation of GNS3 VM (.ova) file in Virtual Box and GNS3 1.5.3

  1. Firstly, install the latest Virtual box application in your laptop or PC and its extension pack also.
  2. After installing Vbox application, one of virtual NIC (vNIC) would be appear automatically in network setting of your PC or Laptop (check with ncpa.cpl command) and that vNIC is to interconnect with VMs.
  3. Next, open Vbox application and import the downloaded (.ova) file in Vbox as below guideline.
  4. Click File in Menu bar > Click Import Appliance > Choose the (.ova) file located in your PC or Laptop > Click Next > Click Import.
  5. After importing that (.ova) file, right-click that GNS3 VM and click settings. In Network tab, assign two NICs. One is assigned as NAT and another one is assigned as Host-only-Adapter. NAT is to access the Internet for GNS3 VM. Host-only-Adapter is to interconnect with your Laptop or PC.
  6. Other settings might be changed for GNS3 VM in Vbox application. (like as, Memory, CPU and etc…)
  7. Finally, install GNS3 all-in-one installer in your PC or Laptop.

Advantages of using GNS3 VM

  • Low CPU load.
  • Supports Cisco L2/L3 IOU devices.
  • No need to idle for each devices.

Disadvantages of using GNS3 VM

  • Complex configuration.
  • need to install too many third-party software.
  • Need to have at least 4GB physical RAM and i3 CPU.

In past, I played GNS3 with Cisco IOS files. It was OK for a long time on my CCNA way. But most of IOS files don’t support full features of Cisco technologies. In CCNA level, it doesn’t matter. In CCNP way, private VLAN feature won’t be supported in switching. That is one of my problem. I would post how to use Cisco L2/L3 IOU devices in GNS3 via GNS3 VM in further.

**NOTE** GNS3VM is not same as GNS3.

**REQUEST** If some of information is missing in my post, I do apologies for my reader and freely comment as you wish. I won’t mind you. This post is refereed to beginners only.

Hope you enjoy.

Have Fun!

Install Gns3 Vm Virtualbox

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