Download Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0.0 & GNS3

Update 24/02/2021 : Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0.0 build has just been released in support to Cisco DevNet DEVASC and CCNA 7.0.2 Netacad curricula !! It includes a new SDN network controller as well as REST API programming capabilities.

Update 08/03/2021 : GNS3 v2.2.18 has been released for download on Github. This new version provides SSL support in GNS3 GUI and allows cloned QEMU disk images to be resized before the node starts by cloning the disk image in response to a resize request instead of waiting until the node starts.


Download Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0.0

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0.0 release info

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0.0 has been released in february 2021 and is now available for download on Netacad website. Check Packet Tracer 8.0.0 new features. Packet tracer 8.0.0 replaces Packet Tracer 7.3.1  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 8.0.0 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 8.0.0 . Cisco Packet Tracer 7.3.1 will continue to be available for download on the Netacad website, but older versions have been removed from the netacad website.


Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0.0 download data

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0.0 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 8.0.0 netacad download page

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0.0 official download page

Cisco Packet Tracer files checksums

File : PacketTracer800_Build212_64bit_setup-signed.exe
MD5 : 5DF5C00E6F0EF88AE524E410EA60C836
SHA-1 : 7B35745F4DDA8D1E81B7820372988C111CA90B30

File : PacketTracer800_Build211_32bit_setup-signed.exe (Windows 8.1, 10)
MD5 : D30B8A554AD5D43EAED745ECA2E203E5
SHA-1 : 99B46652F31DAD840F9F2A37F007EEF1AF1FDB5A

File : PacketTracer_800_amd64_build212_final.deb (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)
MD5 : 30A2FDE5CFBA8FC0E999BE832F768931
SHA-1 : 6105CE9A9ED0E6ED3F0C791882E5E49478717FF2

File : PacketTracer800_Build212_mac_notarized.dmg (MacOS)
MD5 : 564122DE905FBC3DA0C7A91CC7DFB163
SHA-1 : B949F28140B077B71E7FCF82ACEE191199B757F2

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.0.0 can be installed on Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10,  Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and MacOS. 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 7.3.1 build number is

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


Previous version : Cisco Packet Tracer 7.3.1

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.3.1 was released on in December 2019. This was a maintenance release correcting various bugs of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.3, and introducting the long awaited "Keep me logged in" feature which removes the need to login to Cisco Netacad at each application launch.

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.3.1 can be downloaded for FREE from official Cisco Netacad website. 

Cisco Packet Tracer files checksums

File : PacketTracer-7.3.1-win64-setup.exe (Windows 7, 8.1, 10)
MD5 : 1A11649D951849DB6D92B70F0820C944
SHA-1 : 6C26F0D9DB30936F32E2DF300780466E241F6055

File : PacketTracer-7.3.1-win32-setup.exe (Windows 7, 8.1, 10)
MD5 : B161CDBBACE88E9934C5BF7F4D3BC228
SHA-1 : 6E8DFABB5E29071824E3385648994B8464C076B9

File : PacketTracer_731_amd64.deb (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)
MD5 : DEB84B17811F6FB39C8C888C38CE3119
SHA-1 : 172350FC0F8BC8DA04E44017D9FAB4850F3AF871

File : PacketTracer731_mac.dmg
MD5 : 688C69987C003F40FC98CC5D0AD8229C
SHA-1 : A1954BDBD76321172600A4FEDCB1D3376C7B5DD6

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.3.1 can be installed on Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10,  Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and MacOS.


Download Cisco Packet Tracer Mobile 3.0 - EOL 1 July 2021

Cisco Packet Tracer Mobile 3.0, based on Packet Tracer 7.0 engine, is freely available for Android and Apple mobile devices. Check the new features here

An EoL date is set for Packet Tracer (PT) Mobile with end of availability being 1 July 2021. Networking Academy recommends utilizing the desktop version of Packet Tracer, which is the official version for Networking Academy courses. After 1 July 2021, PT Mobile will no longer be available on mobile Apple and Google stores.

Cisco Packet Tracer Mobile can be freely downloaded on Google Play Store or Apple Store. Register on Cisco Netacad (now free registration open !) before using the software and use your credentials to unlock the software.

Download Cisco Packet Tracer Mobile 3.0 on Google PlayDownload Cisco Packet Tracer Mobile 3.0 on Apple Store


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 as well asHyper-V support for the GNS3 VM. 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 v2.2.18 fixes the following GNS3 GUI and GNS3 server issues of GNS3 v2.2 :

  • GNS3 GUI :
    • SSL support.
    • Remove the useless file "zoom-in (copy).svg".
    • Use HDD disk image as startup QEMU config disk
    • Edit only text mode config files
    • Hide config import/export when configFiles attribute is empty
    • Qemu disk interfaces must be set to "none" by default.
    • Do not allow image to be configured on Qemu VM secondary slave disk if create config disk option is enabled.
    • Add explicit option to automatically create or not the config disk. Off by default.
    • QEMU config disk support
  • GNS 3 Server :
    • SIGHUP: remove projects with an empty project directory.
    • Release Web UI 2.2.18
    • Catch OSError exception in psutil.
    • Expose 'auto_open' and 'auto_start' properties in API when creating project.
    • Add mtools package information. Ref #3076
    • Fix warning: 'ide-drive' is deprecated when using recent version of Qemu.
    • Fix bug when starting of vpcs stopped with "quit".
    • Fix WinError 0 handling
    • Stop uBridge if VPCS node has been terminated.
    • Allow cloned QEMU disk images to be resized before the node starts, by cloning the disk image in response to a resize request instead of waiting until the node starts.
    • Fix(readme): update python version from 3.5.3 to 3.6
    • Use HDD disk image as startup QEMU config disk
    • Create config disk property false by default for Qemu templates
    • Set default disk interface type to "none".
    • Add explicit option to automatically create or not the config disk. Off by default.
    • QEMU config disk support

Download GNS3 v2.2.18 for Windows


GNS3 v2.2.17 checksums (December 04, 2020) :

File : GNS3-2.2.17-all-in-one.exe
SHA256 : c22a598440e15855c78500f981b6097a8a74ff6ba5f3642be04b6dba330dcff1

File :
SHA256 : 5fe5dfd69b13b4b66964c944133a9dda4b32ac4c39b9978eb01bc18279759a34


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.

Download NX-OSv 9000 from Cisco website

Cisco UCS Platform Emulator 4.0

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 4.0(4e), which includes new hardware configurations 6454 Fabric Interconnect and C4200 seris 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 4.0(4e) 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

Published by Packet Tracer Network.