Automate GNS3 appliance creation


Our university is using OpenNMS in lectures for network management and monitoring. On the classroom’s PCs GNS3 is used to provide network topologies for network management and monitoring scenarios. For this we also created a simple OpenNMS-VM that can be placed inside GNS3 topologies. It would be nice to automate the creation of such GNS3 appliances. This would help to rollout newer versions of OpenNMS in class.


  • Christian


  • GNS3
  • OpenNMS
  • Packer

OpenNMS Components

  • OpenNMS installation process in general