Installing GNS3 on Mac

At the time of this writing, the current version of GNS3 is 0.7.4.  Therefore, we will be installing version 0.7.4.  Version 0.8.1 is currently in Beta.  I just got my MBP 13″ a yesterday, and decided to install GNS3.

1. You can download GNS3 from here http://www.gns3.net/download
2. Double click the .dmg file and drag and drop the GNS3.app into your Application folder.  Once you put a copy of GNS3 to the application folder, you should be able to open GNS3.  See Figure 1.

Figure 1

 

3. Now, the Dynamips will fail; therefore, you would need to map it.  Open GNS3->Preferences->Dynamips->Executable path:.  Then click the browse option and locate the the right dynamips for your system.  I have a x64 MBP, so make sure that you select the right one.  See Figure 2.

Figure 2

 

4.  Once you have selected the Dynamips, click Test and should say “Dynamips successfully started”.

Figure 3

At this point you should be able to use GNS3 on your Mac.

Cheers

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