GNS3 is one of the best free tools that you can use to simulate a network for various vendors like cisco, juniper, fortigate, MikroTik ..etc. You can install GNS3 on window, mac or linux.
With GNS3 you easily build some MikroTik labs with CHR. For lab purposes you don’t need to purchase MikroTik license with free license the only limit is an interface speed 1Mbps.
There are 3 easy step to get start with GNS3
- Download & install GNS3 on your PC (GNS3-all-in-one software)
- Download & install GNS3 VM on your local PC or to a remote server. The other way you can install GNS Server for your linux server
- Download MikroTik CHR from MikroTik website