Alternatives to VMware vSphere Hypervisor for all platforms with any license

  • Xen icon

    Xen

    Xen.org, home of the Xen hypervisor, the powerful open source industry standard for virtualization. It is a native (bare-metal) hypervisor providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Amazon and zillions of enterprise shops use it where VMware would be too expensive. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

    KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core...

    Open Source Linux

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    OpenStack

    OpenStack OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    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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    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 installation. It unpacks and adjusts the paths and configuration of VirtualBox so it will run...

    Free Windows

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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 enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. With the addition of new features...

    Commercial Windows Linux

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    Citrix XenServer

    XenServer is a turnkey open source virtualization solution that provides out-of-the box virtualization and cloud computing. XenServer includes the Xen Hypervisor, the enterprise ready XAPI toolstack and integrations for cloud, storage...

    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 desktop, media player, or a server. With unRAID, we can deliver all of these capabilities, at the...

    Commercial Linux

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    clearVM

    clearVM, formerly Witsbits, enables you to set up your servers with virtualization and deploy virtual machines faster than ever before. It’s a complete virtualization solution with a self-upgrading hypervisor and cloud-based...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    OpenVZ

    OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that...

    Open Source Linux

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    JPC

    PC is the fast Java™ x86 PC emulator. Features: - 100% pure Java - Runs as an applet - Modular and customisable - Snapshot capability - Integrated debugger - Bulletproof security

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    SmartOS

    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 is blindingly fast, thanks to zones and ZFS file system creation.

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    bochs

    Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS. Currently, Bochs can be compiled to...

    Open Source Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

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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, Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and other Linux distributions by centrally providing all the functions...

    Open Source Linux Univention Corporate Server

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    oVirt

    oVirt is a virtualization management application. That means that you can use the oVirt management interface ( the oVirt engine) to manage hardware nodes, storage and network resources, and to deploy and monitor virtual machines...

    Open Source Linux

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    OpenNode

    OpenNode is a open source server virtualization solution providing easy to use bare-metal ISO installer. It's based on CentOS and supports both OpenVZ container-based virtualization and emerging KVM full virtualization technology...

    Open Source Linux

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  • PetiteCloud

    PetiteCloud is a HyperVisor frontend for BSD. It has the following features: Support for bhyve (including linux support) and QEMU (software emulation only until the FreeBSD port of kqemu is fixed). Any x86 OS as a guest...

    Open Source BSD

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    Parallels Workstation

    + Professional-grade Virtualization for PCs: Simultaneously run a wide variety of Windows versions, Linux distributions, web stacks, database configurations, and multi-tier cloud environments on a single PC with the power and...

    Commercial Windows Linux

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  • OpenNode Cloud Platform

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

    Open Source Linux

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    Cloudmin

    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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    FAUMachine

    FAUmachine is a virtual machine, similar in many respects to VMWare[tm], QEMU or Virtual PC[tm]. What distinguishes FAUmachine from these other virtual machines, are the following features: The FAUmachine virtual machine runs as a...

    Open Source Linux

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    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 generic processor emulator QEMU. Q uses Cocoa and other Apple technologies, such as Core Image and...

    Open Source Mac

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    QEMU Manager

    Qemu Manager is an easy to use management tool for the open-source QEMU emulator. It has a wealth of features for creating, managing and running multiple virtual machines. It also allows you to run...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 7.0, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Download.com
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    CoreCluster

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

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud

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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:
http://www.zpesystems.com/resources/use-cases/providing-a-safe-development-environment-to-protect-ip/

Cheers,
Ken

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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.

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