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Integrating the HP Network Simulator with

GNS3

A guide for installation and operation of multivendor


virtual labs with VirtualBox and GNS3

Prepared by:
Channing

Nick
Cain Rd, Amen
Corner
Bracknell,
Berkshire,
RG12 1HN

Document Id:

XXX

Document Version:

v0.5

Date Prepared:
2014

6th June

INTEGRATION OF HP NETWORK SIMULATOR WITH GNS3

Contents
1

INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................
1.1
PURPOSE...........................................................................................................
1.2
HOW IT WORKS.................................................................................................
1.3
APLICABILITY.....................................................................................................

INSTALL VIRTUALBOX.....................................................................................
2.1
OBTAIN SOFTWARE............................................................................................
2.2
INSTALLATION....................................................................................................

INSTALL HP NETWORK SIMULATOR.................................................................


3.1
OBTAIN SOFTWARE............................................................................................
3.2
INSTALLATION....................................................................................................

INSTALL GNS3..............................................................................................
4.1
OBTAIN SOFTWARE..........................................................................................
4.2
INSTALLATION..................................................................................................

INTEGRATION WITH HP NETWORK SIMULATOR...............................................


5.1
GENERATE COMWARE SWITCH INSTANCES......................................................
5.1.1
Launch HNS.....................................................................................................
5.1.2
Make the Comware simulator config file..........................................................
5.1.3
Save the project..............................................................................................
5.1.4
Create the Simware 7 switch instances...........................................................
5.2
CONFIGURE GNS3............................................................................................
5.2.1
Start GNS3......................................................................................................
5.2.2
Configure VirtualBox Integration......................................................................
5.2.3
Configure new HP icons for GNS3....................................................................
5.3
TESTING COMWARE SWITCH INTEGRATION WITH GNS3...................................
5.4
DEVICE CONTROL............................................................................................
5.4.1
Starting / stopping device................................................................................
5.4.2
Displaying the device console.........................................................................
5.4.3
Using Wireshark to capture network traffic......................................................

ADDING
6.1
6.1.1
6.1.2
6.2
6.2.1
6.2.2
6.2.3
6.3
6.3.1
6.3.2
6.3.3

APPENDIX....................................................................................................

3RD PARTY VENDOR DEVICES...........................................................


VIRTUALBOX LINKED CLONES..........................................................................
Create a Linked Clone......................................................................................
Add device to GNS3.........................................................................................
CISCO CSR1000V.............................................................................................
Obtain Software...............................................................................................
Create the Cisco CSR1000v VM.......................................................................
Add the CSR1000v instances to GNS3.............................................................
MICROSOFT WINDOWS 2008 R2 SERVER.........................................................
Obtain Software...............................................................................................
Create Virtual Machine....................................................................................
Add Windows instance to GNS3.......................................................................

HP Network Simulator Instructions...............................................................................................37

DOCUMENT CONTROL INFORMATION.............................................................


8.1
DISTRIBUTION LIST..........................................................................................
8.2
TERMS AND ACRONYMOUS..............................................................................
8.3
RELATED DOCUMENTATION.............................................................................

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