Download Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 & GNS3

Update 04/02/2022 : Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 has just been released for download ! This is a maintenance release of Packet Tracer 8.1 which features the new Packet Tracer Tutored Activities (PTTA) as well as bug fixing and improvements on accessibility, usability, and security. 

Update 03/05/2022 : GNS3 v2.2.32 has just been released for download on Github. This releases uses public DNS for Sentry and loads custom interface files from/etc/network/interfaces (Docker)

Download Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 release info

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 has been released in january 2022 and is now available for download on Netacad website. Check Packet Tracer 8.1 new features. Packet tracer 8.1.1 replaces Packet Tracer 8.1 which added a new Packet Tracer Tutored Activities (PTTA) engine as well as bug fixing and improvements on accessibility, usability, and security. It is distributed as a debian package (.deb) for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, provides a new SDN Network Controller and allow emulated network programming through API exposed by Packet Tracer to the host.

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 is created by Cisco SystemsTM and is provided for free to everyone. Self learners are able to download Cisco Packet Tracer after registering on Cisco Netacad website. This is a major change in Cisco delivery policy for Packet Tracer as previous versions were only available for Netacad students and instructors.

A free Packet Tracer 101 (English), a 1-hour self-paced online course is also offered to every registered student to help them get started with Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 . Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2 continues to available for download on the Netacad website for CCNA v6 backward compatibility, but older versions have been removed from the netacad website.


Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 download data

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 can be downloaded for FREE from official Cisco Netacad website. Log in to Cisco learning website and select Resources > Packet Tracer in the menu to access the download page. The software is provided with several tutorial files allowing academy students to discover the software features.

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 netacad download page

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 official download page

Cisco Packet Tracer files checksums

File : CiscoPacketTracer_811_Windows_64bit.exe
MD5 : 42397E04A8C1AC11E12D29597CD7683D
SHA-1 : 298831E5202F30F7FCC798038B8BE3715D38C302

File : CiscoPacketTracer_811_Windows_32bit.exe
MD5 : C95CB9EBF3C4A815A726311CF30EA061
SHA-1 : 97266B1B2F8B2E1341B94D9F092A70BF9EEA813B

File : CiscoPacketTracer_811_Ubuntu_64bit.deb
MD5 : AF40DDBAE3087CE5C71FCF24D7D49C08
SHA-1 : 8EAE1801FB81DCA8EE0BF5E0C892A386F456879E

File : CiscoPacketTracer_811_MacOS_64bit.dmg (MacOS)
MD5 : 2724192AF7472C382F369BBA503010EE
SHA-1 : 18D63284F23AEA870028307C625F9E697B8BA6DB

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 can be installed on Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 11, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and MacOS 10.14. Microsoft Windows 7 and Ubuntu 18.04 are not supported anymore.

Warning : We strongly advise you to not download Cisco Packet Tracer from any website or torrent source different than Netacad website as the software can be infected with viruses or malware. This website provides SHA and MD5 checksums of official Packet Tracer version to help you to check if the software you downloaded is valid.


Keep your Cisco Packet Tracer updated !

Cisco development team periodically publish Cisco Packet Tracer updated builds on Netacad.

The current Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 build number is

An update info box would be nice to inform users of the availabilty of new versions.


Previous version for CCNA v6 compatibility: Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2 was released on in September 2019. This was a maintenance release correcting various bugs of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 and removing the Java dependencies to ease Packet Tracer Skills Assessment (PTSA) and Packet Tracer Media Objects (PTMO) usage.

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2 will remain available for download for free on official Cisco Netacad website for backward compatibility with CCNA v6 and IOT netacad courses. Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2 can be installed on Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10,  Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and MacOS.

Cisco Packet Tracer files checksums

File : PacketTracer-7.2.2-win64-setup.exe (Windows 7, 8.1, 10)
MD5 : A6E30915602906AE2E238056F48F82DB
SHA-1 : 453E89963BBEF0422938787B48A22B41F5DF5256

File : acketTracer-7.2.2-win32-setup.exe (Windows 7, 8.1, 10)
MD5 : B07B2F60BBE0816BA0CD14DA9CDBFB32
SHA-1 : 2F5F1DAEEC360E53BE7A41B591EC05F8CB4D6730

File : (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)
MD5 : 7C153CDB4D44A1093B8D1423D87C28BC
SHA-1 : 9437B1B6B7401E070A66E79C7999BE9547E9773D

File : PacketTracer722_mac.dmg
MD5 : 7527F9E35795574E98D4F69459479D6A
SHA-1 : A619AC38F85F78FD301CCFDC55AEB19044F5B0A2


Download GNS3 v2.2 network emulator

GNS3 v2.2 new features

After several month of testing, GNS3 v2.2 has been released for download on September 30th, 2019.

Major new features of GNS3 v2.2 are :

  • A new WebUi implementation of GNS3 (read only for now),
  • A new GNS3 VM based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. HyperV, KVM, VMware, VirtualBox GNS3 virtual machine images can be downloaded on GNS3 Github repository.
  • A brand new template creation system
  • Link status detection for Qemu VMs to make emulated network devices aware of physicval link status
  • Custom adapters configuration
  • Console support for clouds
  • ...

GNS3 v2.2.32 fixes the following GNS3 GUI and GNS3 server issues of GNS3 v2.2 and adds the following features :

  • GNS3 GUI :
    • Use public DSNs for Sentry
    • Fix exception when doubleclick on NAT node.
    • Fix "Apply" button in the "Preferences" dialog stays gray when templates/nodes are opened by double-click.
    • Add 'reset docks' in the view menu.
  • GNS 3 Server :
    • Docker: load custom interface files from /etc/network/interfaces (commented by default).
    • Release web UI 2.2.32
    • Create /etc/network/interfaces.d in Docker container.
    • Prettify Docker '/etc/network/interfaces' file.
    • Use public DSNs for Sentry
    • Fix VMware Fusion VM does not start on macOS >= 11.
    • Include conf file in

Download GNS3 v2.2.32 for Windows


GNS3 v2.2.32 checksums (April 27, 2022) :

File : GNS3-2.2.32-all-in-one.exe
SHA256 : 72cefa560886fc8df8408b8e5e42df0263a55354299eb55cee8a4b5d417faef2

File :
SHA256 : f73bf8c0002bf2ee7bd87fb8ccc1cd062c98643b1b1a5bd3709369f5c38120ac 


Other network emulators and Cisco Packet Tracer add-ons download

Cisco NX-OSv 9000 appliance

The NX-OSv 9000 is a virtual appliance designed to simulate the control plane of a Cisco Nexus 9000 switch. The NX-OSv 9000 shares the same software image running on Cisco Nexus 9000 hardware platform. Line card (LC) ASIC provisioning or any interaction from the control plane to rela switch ASICs are emulated by the NX-OSv 9000 software data plane.

Following the the Nexus 7000 Titanium emulator, the NX-OSv 9000 is a moder emulator for datacenter certifications training. It's also great plaform to test network automation prior to production deployment.

NX-OSv 9000 runs on GNS3, KVM, or VMware NSX. Current version of NXOSv is 10.2(2)F. This version adds or enhances PTP v1 and v2 co-existence, Logging 2.0 enhancements, PTP IPv6 UDP Unicast Transport, SRTE Manual Preference Selection and usability enhancements, NDB: Egress Filtering support, FC/FCoE Switch Mode, EoMPLS Stripping, Firewall Clustering with VXLAN EVPN, MLAG BGW support for Cloudsec, ...

Download NX-OSv 9000 10.2(2)F from Cisco website

Cisco UCS Platform Emulator 4.1

UCS PE (Platform Emulator) is a powerful Cisco UCS Manager emulator allowing CCNP datacenter students to learn how to configure the UCS environment. The current version emulates the UCS manager 4.1(2cPE1), which includes 62xx/63xx/64xx Fabric Interconnect, C4200 series rack server chassis with C125 rack servers. The S3260 storage server is also emulated in UCS PE. These release can be connected to GNS using VMware.

Download Cisco UCS PE 4.1(2cPE1) OVA image

UCS PE is now featured in a Cisco dCloud programmability demo. The demo includes a comprehensive lab guide including the following content for Cisco UCS PowerTool and the Python SDK:

  • Overviews of PowerShell and Python programming environments with step-by-step usage instructions.
  • Code generation examples including code generation with UCS Manager's HTML5 interface.
  • Sample script creation and use with UCSPE.


PT Anywhere

PT Anywhere is a web application designed to offer a network simulation environment based on Cisco Packet Tracer engine throug a web interface which can be accessed from a web browser. PT Anywhere can as such be integrated inside a website, an online course, a learning systm like moodle... It has been developed by the Open University and Cisco and has been funded by the FORGE project.

PT anywhere can be downloaded from

Documentation to install and integrate PT Anywhere with Cisco Packet Tracer is available from


PTBridge - Connect Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 to a real network

The PTBridge java utilitary has been validated working with Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 . This tool provides real network connectivity to Cisco Packet Tracer, and thus the ability to connect to other lab environments. Download it from Github and connect your Packet Tracer labs to your real Cisco devices !.

Download PTBridge from GitHUB

Download PacketSocket library from GitHUB

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