How to Add Cloud in GNS3

In GNS3, you can use the Cloud structure to use the virtual machines that you create on VMware Workstation or VirtualBox.

How to Use Cloud on GNS3

Before connecting a Windows 10 machine that you created on VMware to GNS3, you must create a new VMnet in Virtual Network Editor and configure the network adapter setting as Host-Only.

For example, you must select the VMnet2 you created for the Windows 10 virtual computer from the Ethernet Interfaces section in the Cloud structure in GNS3. And you need to configure the TCP/IP settings of VMnet2 from your system’s network connections.

As a result, you will allocate a Cloud to just one machine.

It is more efficient to use virtual machines in advanced network topologies.

In this video, you will learn how to add Cloud to the Graphical Network Simulator-3 software and how to connect to this virtual machine.

To add a Cloud Computer:

Step 1: If you have not installed GNS3 before, please refer to the video below.


Step 2: Run the GNS3 program and click on File / Preferences.

Step 3: Click Cloud nodes in Preferences.

Step 4: In the New Cloud Node Template window, type a name for the Cloud and click Finish.

Step 5: Click the Edit button to configure the Cloud you have created.

Step 6: Select the VMnet adapter from the Ethernet Interfaces section and click the Add button.

Step 7: Click on the Misc tab and select the Computer to change the symbol of the Cloud.

Step 8: Now, in the Devices section, add your Cloud to the workspace.

Step 9: Also add a Cisco Router and connect the Cloud to the Router’s interface, and after setting the port, run your virtual machine and ping the Router to test your connection.

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