GNS3 Error: Please configure a PIX | Can we Use it on Gns3 1.1

GNS3 1.x no longer officially supports PIX, but if you want to test Cisco PIX, you can do it with gns3 0.8.x (an older version of Gns3).

How to Use the Pix firewall in gns3 0.8.x:

GNS3 0.8.x shows this error when have not set any IOS image for PIX, to resolve this problem click on Edit/Preferences..


Then click on Qemu(tab)\PIX and define the follow

Preferences-Please configure a PIX

Type any name e.g. PIX

Define a valid PIX IOS image, You can download PIX IOS for Gns3 from here. If there is problem with your IOS file  in this case when you try to open your console it will disappear. visit to solve this issue

..then click on save and apply the setting.

Now you can use the PIX in your GNS3 topologies.

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  3. i friend , i need pix ios image of ver 6.2 or 6.3 for gns3. urgent help required.
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  4. Thank you for sharing the article. It was so helpful.