How to install vios / iosv in GNS3

Vios is Cisco’s paid virtual IOS which supports both L2 and L3 images.

Required Files:

  • vios-adventerprisek9-m.vmdk.SPA.156-2.T (Router image)
    Download from Cisco
  • vios_l2-adventerprisek9-m.vmdk.SSA.152-4.0.55.E (Switch image)
    Download from Cisco
  • IOSv_startup_config
    Download from GNS3 | SourceForge

  • Select Available appliances from the All devices drop-down.
  • Filter “iosv”
  • Drag the Cisco IOSv appliance to the workspace
cisco ios vios
cisco ios vios
  • Move your vios images to your computers “Downloads” folder.  GNS3 will look there for the required files.
  • Select your Version to be installed and click Next > Yes > Next > Next > Finish
  • Repeat the same steps for your L2 image.
Happy Labbing

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