Alternatives to VMware vSphere Hypervisor for all platforms with any license

  • VMware Workstation icon

    VMware Workstation

    Discover the true power and flexibility of your desktop or laptop computer with VMware Workstation. Reduce hardware costs by 50% or...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • Xen icon

    Xen, home of the Xen hypervisor, the powerful open source industry standard for virtualization. It is a native (bare-metal)...

    Open Source Linux

  • OpenStack icon


    OpenStack OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Proxmox Virtual Environment icon

    Proxmox Virtual Environment

    Proxmox Virtual Environment is an easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Microsoft Hyper-V Server

    Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • Portable Virtualbox icon

    Portable Virtualbox

    Portable-VirtualBox is a free and open source software tool that lets you run any operating system from a usb stick without separate...

    Free Windows

  • Citrix XenServer icon

    Citrix XenServer

    XenServer is a turnkey open source virtualization solution that provides out-of-the box virtualization and cloud computing. XenServer...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    unRAID Server

    Traditional approaches to personal computing technology place limits on your hardware’s capabilities, forcing you to choose between a...

    Commercial Linux

  • clearVM icon


    clearVM, formerly Witsbits, enables you to set up your servers with virtualization and deploy virtual machines faster than ever...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    PC is the fast Java™ x86 PC emulator. Features: - 100% pure Java - Runs as an applet - Modular and customisable - ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as...

    Open Source Linux

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    SmartOS is a hypervisor lean enough to run entirely in memory, powerful enough to run as much as you want to throw at it. Provisioning...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    UCS Virtual Machine Manager

    UCS Virtual Machine Manager (UVMM) is an easy-to-use and powerful administration tool for KVM. It virtualizes Microsoft Windows...

    Open Source Linux Univention Corporate Server

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    oVirt is a virtualization management application. That means that you can use the oVirt management interface ( the oVirt engine) to...

    Open Source Linux

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    Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes...

    Open Source Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

  • PetiteCloud

    PetiteCloud is a HyperVisor frontend for BSD. It has the following features: Support for bhyve (including linux support) and...

    Open Source BSD

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    OpenNode is a open source server virtualization solution providing easy to use bare-metal ISO installer. It's based on CentOS and...

    Open Source Linux

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    Parallels Workstation Discontinued

    + Professional-grade Virtualization for PCs: Simultaneously run a wide variety of Windows versions, Linux distributions, web stacks...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • OpenNode Cloud Platform

    OpenNode Cloud Platform is an open source server virtualization and management solution, offering an easy and flexible way for...

    Open Source Linux

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    FAUmachine is a virtual machine, similar in many respects to VMWare[tm], QEMU or Virtual PC[tm]. What distinguishes FAUmachine from...

    Open Source Linux

  • Q (kju) icon

    Q (kju)

    Q is a free emulator software that runs on Mac OS X, including OS X on PowerPC. Q is Mike Kronenberg's port of the open source and...

    Open Source Mac

  • QEMU Manager icon

    QEMU Manager Discontinued

    Qemu Manager is an easy to use management tool for the open-source QEMU emulator. It has a wealth of features for creating, managing...

    Free Windows

  • CoreCluster icon


    CoreCluster is modular cloud computing platform dedicated for creating private IaaS clouds

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud

  • Cloudmin icon


    It is a UI built on top of Webmin for managing virtual systems, such as Xen, KVM and OpenVZ instances.

    Open Source Linux

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VMware vSphere Hypervisor Comments

Want to give limited user access to some VMs - not your whole vCenter?

Positive Comment by ZPEKen
about VMware vSphere Hypervisor and NodeGrid Manager Oct 2014

VMware vSphere is a great product - virtualization is changing IT in many good ways. One place where we can supplement this virtual IT evolution is in managing VM user access. Let's say you have 100 VMs and want to give someone lab or work access to control one or two VMs, but don't need this person to have full vCenter access.

Shameless plug: We have an app for that. NodeGrid Manager can provide limited user access to particular VMs.

Details here:



This was nice until I hit the vCPU limits, then became usel ...

Comment by NginUS
about VMware vSphere Hypervisor Jun 2011

This was nice until I hit the vCPU limits, then became useless, since Enterprise licensing is prohibitively expensive.