GNS3 Sourceforge account provides an OVA image ready to run gns3-server for those who want to use Cisco IOS on Unix images . However, at the time of this writing, the gns3-server version is outdated (1.3.3). The client must have the same version as the server to be able to connect to it.
Here is how you can update the gns3-server inside the image. Note that you need Internet access for the update.
- Download the image from Sourceforge, run it with your favorite hypervisor.
- Open a console and login, username=
pip search gns3-serverto make sure you have Internet access.
- If it succeeds, then type
pip install gns3-server==1.3.10to install latest version (at the time of this writing, it is 1.3.10).
- Then type
Now your client running 1.3.10 should be able to connect to the server successfully.