Huawei eNSP (Enterprise Network Simulation Platform) is a network simulator developed by Huawei and freelly available. eNSP use Oracle Virtual Box (bundled within the eNSP installer), where each device is emulated from a single Virtual Box VM. eNSP uses a GUI to create and manage devices so no Virtual Box knowledge is needed.
Below we are going to show how to connect eNSP (v1.2.00.330) with GNS3 (v1.2.1), so that the equipments in both simulators can comunicate with each other.
Setting Up eNSP (Huawei Simulator)
Two interfaces must be added:
- Ethernet Internal (UDP) port: used between eNSP GUI and Virtual Box ASR2 instance;
- Ethernet Public port: used between eNSP GUI and the GNS3
Both interfaces must implement (Port Mapping) a Two-way Channel.
Setting Up GNS3 (Cisco Simulator)
Now just configure GE0/0/0 on AR2 (eNSP) and Fa0/0 on R1 (GNS3) on the same subnet and start pinging.