The recent stable version of VNUML is 1.8

We use VNUML version 1.8 in the "Computer Networks" lecture and exercises

You can use VNUML in different ways depending on your operating system, your hardware and your intention of using VNUML.

VNUML in a virtual andLinux/coLinux machine on Microsoft Windows

A coLinux-VNUML system image for Microsoft Windows (zip 390 MB / 1.5 GB unpacked). It uses the cooperative virtual machine coLinux for running VNUML on Windows. The zip-file contains a coLinux-Root-Filesystem with VNUML 1.8 installed. More information: LIESMICH.txt (german)

Download coLinux

The virtual andLinux machine is a complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows 2000 based systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista; 32 bit versions only). It uses coLinux as its core, which is a port of the Linux kernel to Windows. In andLinux almost all Linux applications should run without any modification. The Xming X server is used for software with a graphical user interface (GUI). VNUML in version 1.8 is installed and ready to use. readme.txt

Download andLinuxWithVNUML

The virtual andLinux machine is a complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows 2000 based systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista; 32 bit versions only).

Live CD / DVD

The developers of VNUML offer a Knoppix-Live-CD with VNUML 1.6 preinstalled on their download page.
With the Live-CD you can get a first view on VNUML in a "sandbox"-environment. Be sure to have enough RAM on your computer.
The Live-CD starts per default in spanish :-) , but probably you can change the language profile at the start-up.

Download-Page of the VNUML developers

At the University of Koblenz-Landau, we developed a VNUML Live-DVD with an integrated VNUML 1.5 installation:

Download the Live-DVD with VNUML 1.5 (University Login needed)

Readme for the Live-DVD (University Login needed)

As a static Installation on a Linux System

If you want to use VNUML more often and more intensively you'll need to install VNUML on your Linux System.
VNUML has a lot of prerequisites like Perl-Modules. That's why the installation of the pure VNUML (.tar.gz package) like it is shown on the official VNUML homepage is often very difficult .

Here we want to give you some assistance in installing VNUML:

Offline Installer Size README Date
VNUML-Offline-1.8.3-1.tar.gz 268MB here 30.04.08 253MB here (in german) 27.04.06
(Login needed)
241MB here 13.01.06

The first part of the version show the version of the included VNUML package (e.g. 1.6.4-1). The last number stands for the version of the Offline Installer.


We recommend you to read the README file. You can find more help and information in the section VNUML and UML.
You'll find a very good start into VNUML in the Official VNUML Tutorial!


The "VNUML Offline Installer" is only a collection of the software modules that are needed to run VNUML (all software is Open-Source) combined with a shell script that automates the installation of all software modules.

The script operates only on source code packages so that the installation should work on nearly every Linux System.
But since this kind of installation won't be monitored by the packet manager of your Linux distribution, the deinstallation of VNUML could be a little more work.

Although we've tested the script several times, you'll have to use the Installer at your own risk.
The "./install" script can be copied, shared and manipulated (please try to improve it!) freely.
The rights of the authors of the included programs and modules aren't touched in any way.

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Letzte Änderung: 26.10.2006