I do most of my network simulations in GNS3. And there I also need Cisco IOS / Juniper images.
In this post I’ll try to explain how to make following setup:
- 2 Cisco 7200 routers
- 1 Juniper JunOS Olive 12.1R1.9 image
Note: I don’t intend to go too deep into details about setting up Dynamips/VMware, because most of these settings work “out-of-the-box”.
When it comes to Cisco images you can use following:
For simulating Cisco routers we relay on Dynamips and for JunOS we’ll use VMware Workstation 12 Player. GNS3 software version I’m using is 1.5.1.
Following picture shows current Dynamips settings:
To emulate JunOS, I rely on VMware Workstation player which is free for download from VMware website http://www.vmware.com/products/player/playerpro-evaluation.html
Here is the screenshot from VMware settings in GNS3:
I assume we have up and running VMware instance of JunOS:
It’s really simple. Two Cisco routers connected to JunOS virtual instance:
That’s it! Have fun in GNS3!