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  • 11-18-2009 2:19 AM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    Hi Nadeem,

     

    Similar setup to one I have done on mine, expect you have 2GB extra RAM which I'm considering to move up to.

     

    I've heard rumours that once BGP enables it slows things down? Is this true?

    ---

    Aminder Athwal

    • Post Points: 5
  • 11-18-2009 10:44 AM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    Thank you to EVERYONE who posted in this thread.   Dynamips/GNS3 is both a blessing and a curse.   If you have tweaked it much, you know what I mean.

    I run it on a Macbook Pro, and it works well.   I would like to share with you one significant CPU related issue I found.   If I boot a computer, and it is waiting on a "return" press, the CPU sticks to the roof.    So when you boot all your rotuers, make sure to offer a "return" to each console, and set the exec-timeout to 0 to disable it, otherwise you may be back in high cpu land when it times out.

    Again, thanks to all for your assistance to each other.   May you all have success in your learning and CCIE goals.

    Keith

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  • 12-21-2009 3:29 PM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    With GNS3 I'm having problems booting more than 9 devices it fails on the 10th giving the error..

    Error:Could not communicate with dynamips server localhost

    It may have crashed. Check the dynamis server output

    Exiting...

    global name 'socket' is not defined

    Its the Dynamips Vol II v5 .gns file not modified. If someone has a solution...

    I have a 3Ghz Quad CPU and 8 GB of mem on Win 7 - 64 bit. I've been using Dynamips and decided

    to try GNS3. Any help on resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated.

    • Post Points: 35
  • 12-23-2009 11:10 AM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    Not really played around much with GNS 3 but seems like there is a common theme here.....It does not hold up to well when running any number of routers never mind the INE V5 Topology.

    To all GNS3 users on here who complain about it's shortcomings, tell me how many Routers are you going to be configuring whilst using a GUI during the Lab?  Not many I imagine.

    I would strongly suggest that you all ditch it, along with Windows and run Dynamips/Dynagen under Ubuntu.  It's well documented on Hacki and elsewhere that you will NOT get the same performance levels from using Dynamips under Windows as opposed to any Linux Distro

    I intend on putting a guide together in the next week or so to demonstrate how to install Dynamips on a vanilla install of Ubuntu to help both myself and others which I may post here if interest dictates.

    Installing Dynamips under Ubuntu really is not that difficult at all it's just that there is no one place that pulls it all together and it just works!  Believe me i have looked.

    Fire Extinguisher at the ready Wink

    • Post Points: 5
  • 12-23-2009 12:17 PM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    copy the below to a text file then change the .txt extention to .net

    double click and happy emulating Cool

     

    ##############################################################################################
    #                                                           
    # Internetwork Expert Routing & Switching topology Version 5.0 mappings for dynamips/GNS3 on Mac OS X
    #
    #
    # For more information:
    #  Dynamips: http://www.ipflow.utc.fr/index.php/Cisco_7200_Simulator
    #  Dynagen:  http://dyna-gen.sourceforge.net/
    #  GNS3: http://www.gns3.net
    #  Hacki's Forum: http://hacki.at/7200emu/index.php
    #  Internetwork Expert's Forum: http://IEOC.com
    #
    ##############################################################################################

    autostart = False
    [localhost:7200]
        workingdir = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/working
        [[3725]]
            image = /Applications/Dynagen/images/c3725-adventerprisek9-mz.124-15.T10.extracted.bin
            ram = 128
            ghostios = True
            idlepc = 0x614ac21c
        [[ROUTER R1]]
            model = 3725
            console = 2001
            cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/R1.initial.config.gns3.cfg
            s0/0 = FR0 1
            s0/1 = R3 s1/2
            f0/0 = SW1 f1/1
            x = -288.0
            y = -53.0
        [[ROUTER R2]]
            model = 3725
            console = 2002
            idlepc = 0x614ac27c
            cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/R2.initial.config.gns3.cfg
            s0/0 = FR0 2
            s0/1 = R3 s1/3
            f0/0 = SW2 f1/2
            x = -648.0
            y = -62.0
        [[ROUTER R3]]
            model = 3725
            console = 2003
            cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/R3.initial.config.gns3.cfg
            f0/0 = SW1 f1/3
            f0/1 = SW3 f1/3
            slot1 = NM-4T
            s1/0 = FR0 3
            s1/1 = FR0 4
            s1/2 = R1 s0/1
            s1/3 = R2 s0/1
            x = -462.0
            y = -102.0
      [[ROUTER R4]]
           model = 3725
           console = 2004
           cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/R4.initial.config.gns3.cfg
           s0/0 = FR0 5
           s0/1 = R5 s0/1
           f0/0 = SW2 f1/4
           f0/1 = SW4 f1/4
           x = -685.0
           y = 90.0
      [[ROUTER R5]]
           model = 3725
           console = 2005
           cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/R5.initial.config.gns3.cfg
           s0/0 = FR0 6
           s0/1 = R4 s0/1
           f0/0 = SW1 f1/5
           f0/1 = SW3 f1/5
           x = -503.0
           y = 256.0
      [[ROUTER R6]]
           model = 3725
           console = 2006
           cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/R6.initial.config.gns3.cfg
           s0/0 = BB1 s0/0
           f0/0 = SW2 f1/6
           f0/1 = SW4 f1/6
           x = -336.0
           y = 180.0
    [localhost:7201]
        workingdir = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/working
        [[3725]]
            image = /Applications/Dynagen/images/c3725-adventerprisek9-mz.124-15.T10.extracted.bin
            ram = 128
            ghostios = True
            idlepc = 0x614ac21c
       [[ROUTER SW1]]
            model = 3725
            console = 2007
            cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/SW1.initial.config.gns3.cfg
            slot1 = NM-16ESW
            f1/1 = R1 f0/0
            f1/3 = R3 f0/0
            f1/5 = R5 f0/0
            f1/7 = SW2 f1/7
            f1/8 = SW2 f1/8
            f1/9 = SW2 f1/9
            f1/10 = SW3 f1/7
            f1/11 = SW3 f1/8
            f1/12 = SW3 f1/9
            f1/13 = SW4 f1/7
            f1/14 = SW4 f1/8
            f1/15 = SW4 f1/9
            x = -602.0
            y = -344.0
       [[ROUTER SW2]]
            model = 3725
            console = 2008
            cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/SW2.initial.config.gns3.cfg
            slot1 = NM-16ESW
            f1/0 = BB2 f0/0
            f1/2 = R2 f0/0
            f1/4 = R4 f0/0
            f1/6 = R6 f0/0
            f1/7 = SW1 f1/7
            f1/8 = SW1 f1/8
            f1/9 = SW1 f1/9
            f1/10 = SW3 f1/10
            f1/11 = SW3 f1/11
            f1/12 = SW3 f1/12
            f1/13 = SW4 f1/10
            f1/14 = SW4 f1/11
            f1/15 = SW4 f1/12
            x = -616.0
            y = -186.0
       [[ROUTER SW3]]
            model = 3725
            console = 2009
            cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/SW3.initial.config.gns3.cfg
            slot1 = NM-16ESW
            f1/0 = BB3 f0/0
            f1/3 = R3 f0/1
            f1/5 = R5 f0/1
            f1/7 = SW1 f1/10
            f1/8 = SW1 f1/11
            f1/9 = SW1 f1/12
            f1/10 = SW2 f1/10
            f1/11 = SW2 f1/11
            f1/12 = SW2 f1/12
            f1/13 = SW4 f1/13
            f1/14 = SW4 f1/14
            f1/15 = SW4 f1/15
            x = -294.0
            y = -337.0
      [[ROUTER SW4]]
            model = 3725
            console = 2010
            cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/SW4.initial.config.gns3.cfg
            slot1 = NM-16ESW
            f1/4 = R4 f0/1
            f1/6 = R6 f0/1
            f1/7 = SW1 f1/13
            f1/8 = SW1 f1/14
            f1/9 = SW1 f1/15
            f1/10 = SW2 f1/13
            f1/11 = SW2 f1/14
            f1/12 = SW2 f1/15
            f1/13 = SW3 f1/13
            f1/14 = SW3 f1/14
            f1/15 = SW3 f1/15
            x = -296.0
            y = -179.0
        [[FRSW FR0]]
            1:102 = 2:201
            1:103 = 3:301
            1:104 = 5:401
            1:105 = 6:501
            1:113 = 4:311
            2:201 = 1:102
            2:203 = 3:302
            2:204 = 5:402
            2:205 = 6:502
            2:213 = 4:312
            3:301 = 1:103
            3:302 = 2:203
            3:304 = 5:403
            3:305 = 6:503
            4:311 = 1:113
            4:312 = 2:213
            4:314 = 5:413
            4:315 = 6:513
            5:401 = 1:104
            5:402 = 2:204
            5:403 = 3:304
            5:405 = 6:504
            5:413 = 4:314
            6:501 = 1:105
            6:502 = 2:205
            6:503 = 3:305
            6:504 = 5:405
            6:513 = 4:315
            x = -469.5
            y = 77.5
        [[ROUTER BB1]]
           model = 3725
           console = 2011
           cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/BB1.initial.config.gns3.cfg
           s0/0 = R6 s0/0
           s0/1 = BB3 s0/0
           x = -221.0
           y = 100.0
        [[ROUTER BB2]]
            model = 3725
            console = 2012
            cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/BB2.initial.config.gns3.cfg
            f0/0 = SW2 f1/0
            x = -777.0
            y = -208.0
       [[ROUTER BB3]]
            model = 3725
            console = 2013
            cnfg = /Applications/Dynagen/sample_labs/internetworkexpert/initial.configs/BB3.initial.config.gns3.cfg
            s0/0 = BB1 s0/1
            f0/0 = SW3 f1/0
            x = -210.0
            y = -94.0
    [GNS3-DATA]
        configs = initial.configs
        m11 = 1.0
        m22 = 1.0

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  • 12-23-2009 3:43 PM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    Thank you for posting the .net file, I can now start all of the devices...:-)

    Happy Holidays

     

    • Post Points: 5
  • 03-08-2010 10:05 PM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    I have a problem when starting INE topology v5 in GNS3. I only have 11 devices which can start.Two devices remain unstarted. I have a laptop with CPU  2.0 Ghz Duo Core , RAM 3Gb and I am using Windows Vista Ultimate. Thanks a lot for your help

    JM NGOK

    • Post Points: 20
  • 03-08-2010 10:41 PM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    How to change extensions from .txt to .net on Vista Ultimate? Sorry if I am fool. Thank you

    JM NGOK

    • Post Points: 5
  • 03-08-2010 10:41 PM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    unzip the attach and save it to the INE folder (replace the topology v5 on that folder with this one).



    On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 1:10 AM, jeanmariengok <bounce-jeanmariengok@ieoc.com> wrote:

    I have a problem when starting INE topology v5 in GNS3. I only have 11 devices which can start.Two devices remain unstarted. I have a laptop with CPU  2.0 Ghz Duo Core , RAM 3Gb and I am using Windows Vista Ultimate. Thanks a lot for your help




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  • 03-08-2010 10:57 PM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    OK I got it.You have to save the file in txt and open the file and go to save as and change the file name with extension .net .

     

    Thank you and sorry about my foolish knowledge

    JM NGOK

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  • 03-09-2010 2:01 AM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    hi am sorry,

     me i have a problem with gns3.7, and that am not able to run advance layer2 switching lab, although they mentioned great improvements in gns3.7, am using vista business x32. forgive me if am being fool  

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  • 03-22-2010 8:17 PM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    Wow, thank you so much.  I've struggled a long time to get this to work.  i used your file and instructions and finally got all devices to boot on my pc.  Thanks again.

    • Post Points: 5
  • 03-22-2010 10:20 PM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    mna,

    Please keep in mind that although there is a new version of GNS3, the underlying "engine" that emulates the actual routers (dynamips) has not been updated in quite a while now.  GNS3 is only a nice front-end graphical tool that allows you to easily build topologies and push them to dynamips, which actually does the real work. 

    For general Layer 2 troubleshooting steps, start off with statically setting all interfaces to 100/Full.  Also, rebooting the "switches" frequently helps.. 

    There are many, many, many posts on this forum related to Layer 2 dynamips issues.  If my suggestions above don't help, try searching around this forum for more information.  I guarantee you your issue has been addressed AND resolved in a previous post.

    HTH

    -Erik

     

    • Post Points: 5
  • 03-31-2010 9:17 AM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    Explain well what you say. I don't understand .

    JM NGOK

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  • 07-04-2010 4:56 PM In reply to

    Re: GNS 3 not capable of running more than 10 devices

    Awesome Mady!  Adding the second hypervisor in there made all the difference!  The INE topoligy is working on my server: Quad AMD AthlonII w/ 4 Gig or RAM running Windows 7 64-bit.

    Cheers,
    Aaron 

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