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Build a FortiGate lab using GNS3 – Step by Step Guide.

In our last blog post, we covered how you can install a FortiGate firewall in GNS3, and in this blog, we are going to continue from where we left off to build a lab with the FortiGate firewall. Below is the topology that we are going to build. The FortiGate firewall WAN interface is connected …

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How to Setup IPsec Tunnel between Paloalto and PFsense?

In a world where everything connected over the internet, it is quite common that we get to see many enterprise users connect the branch offices via the IPsec VPN.  Moreover, the internet connection is getting cheaper and cheaper now as compared to the dedicated links. That is one of the reasons too the SD-WAN is …

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PfSense IPsec Site to Site VPN Setup – Step by Step.

If you wanted to connect two sites over the internet, the very popular method is to use the IPsec site to site VPN. By default, the IP alone doesn’t provide security, so we need to wrap the IP packet with IPsec to encrypt the traffic inside the IP. Once the IPsec connection is established between …

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How to Install Palo Alto in GNS3?

When you wanted to build and practice Paloalto lab, you have got multiple options. You could try physical gears if you can afford one, else virtualize them. In this blog, we will deploy the Paloalto firewall in gns3 with management IP and one public-facing interface connecting to the internet. The Palo alto firewall works perfectly …

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How To Install Checkpoint Firewall In Gns3?

You wanted to work with firewall, mainly the checkpoint firewalls, but you don’t know where to begin with and no prior experience with firewalls either, then you are in the right place. Even if you have experience with the firewall but just wanted to spin up the lab in GNS3, that’s fine too. In this …

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How To Connect GNS3 Devices To The Local Machine?

I have covered many blogs on how you can install a network device in gns3. However, sometimes the challenge is to get the gns3 devices to talk to the local network or your host PC. If you get that setup, you can access the network device GUI from your local machine browser or ssh from …

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Easy way to connect GNS3 to the Internet on Windows host

The gns3 has evolved from just a simulator for Cisco IOS to a multivendor environment.You can simulate the physical network virtually in gns3 and it works great! Wouldn’t be cool if we can get the host internet access shared to the gns3 that way the devices in gns3 can access the internet and you can …

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How to integrate VM with gns3? – VMware Workstation, VirtualBox, Qemu KVM.

I like to work on physical equipment when it comes to networking, but what if I cannot afford to own one, then the only option is to Virtualise them. I have been running a virtualized environment for both my Network POC’s and the Labs for years now using Gns3. Since Gns3 supports a lot of …

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[Solution] Device Eth0 Does Not Seem To Be Present, Delaying Initialization Centos

The other day I was working on a POC lab where I had to simulate a DNS server, Centos version 7 in this case in GNS3. It was for one of the nuage sdwan gns3 labs I was working on.Took a copy of centos DNS VM from existing KVM host, added into gns3 by going …

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