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GNS3 Network Simulation Guide by RedNectar Chris Welsh

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Chapter 4. Unleashing Other Emulators

GNS3 is most famous for emulating Cisco routers using the Dynamips emulator. But GNS3 also comes with other emulators, Qemu, Pemu and VirtualBox, and between them Cisco ASAs, PIX firewalls, Juniper routers, Linux, and Windows PCs can be emulated. This chapter show takes you step-by-step through some of the possibilities.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • The Qemu emulator:
    • Adding Qemu support
    • Microcore Linux using Qemu
    • Adding ASA firewalls
    • Adding Juniper routers (Junos)
  • The VirtualBox emulator:
    • Adding VirtualBox support
    • A Linux PC on VirtualBox
    • A Windows PC on VirtualBox
    • Vyatta router on VirtualBox

By the end of this chapter, you will have a variety of simulation options, ready to tackle some extremely ...

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