Hyper-V/Virtualization Front Ends (Cloud and Local)
Current virtual server platforms
With HPE SimpliVity, you can streamline and enable IT operations at a fraction of the cost of traditional and public cloud solutions by combining your IT infrastructure and advanced data services into a single, integrated solution.
ZeroStack’s delivers a public cloud experience with private cloud control through software that automates cloud infrastructure, applications, and operations.
Enterprises and MSPs simplify operations, reduce costs, and accelerate IT by 10X over virtualized solutions while maintaining IT control. ZeroStack enables multitenant, multi-cloud, and containerized environments with a future-ready architecture.
OpenNode Cloud Platform is an open source server virtualization and management solution, offering an easy and flexible way for creating your IaaS service.
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 on the same host.
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 centralized management, reducing time spent on maintenance to a fraction of what other solutions require. The self-configuring hypervisor comes as a Live CD, removing the need for spending time on configuration or installation and delivering the fastest time-to-deployment.
TotalCloud helps cloud engineers build their own cloud management platform without the need for coding or integrating other tools. The platform allows the users to create their own “cloud recipes” in the form of interactive workflows – a logical flow of actions involving cloud management tasks and team collaboration, topped with additional features like contextual isometric visualizations for better cloud visibility.Workflow Editor - Create a workflow to solve any cloud management use case.Workflow Detail - Do a deep dive in the executions of workflows and know what was the result of execution.Workflow Dashboard - Get a bird's eye view of your TotalCloud executions.Workflow List - View all active and inactive workflows.
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 for creating and managing virtual instances and hard drives on physical servers.
It is included in UCS by default, an Enterprise Linux distribution with an integrated management system and is operated directly via UCS's web-based management console. Administrators benefit from the uncomplicated, standardized administration of physical servers and virtual instances running on them as well as the ready-to-use, preconfigured configuration profiles.
Overview of important functions: Virtualization of Microsoft Windows, UCS and other Linux distros; High degree of flexibility with virtualization technology KVM thanks to standardized virtualization interface Libvirt; Next to local virtualization servers, UVMM also manages cloud computing environments based on OpenStack or Amazon EC2. This allows the out-of-the-box setup of hybrid cloud scenarios with UCS. It also supports Virtual Private Clouds on AWS. Comprehensive functions for the creation and central administration of virtual instances and hard drives, such as the starting, stopping, pausing, deleting, migrating and cloning of virtual systems; Integral, standardized administration interface for the virtualization technology KVM; Status overviews for physical servers and virtual instances at a glance: the administrator receives an overview of the resource utilization of the physical servers and the available virtual instances on them (CPU and memory utilization); Quick set-up of new virtual instances using pre-configured, adaptable profiles; Central administration of hard drive images; Migration of running and stopped virtual instances from one physical server to another; Central administration of clustered servers; Support of paravirtualization for more efficient hardware utilization.
It is a UI built on top of Webmin for managing virtual systems, such as Xen, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and OpenVZ instances. Using Cloudmin you can create, destroy, resize, startup, shutdown and restrict multiple instances using different virtualization technologies from a single interface. It also has a full command line API that can be used to manage virtual systems from a shell script or via HTTP requests.
Cloudmin is designed for use by VPS hosting companies that sell virtual systems to their customers, but is also suited for anyone who wants to get into virtualization for application management, testing, controlling a cluster of Virtualmin hosts, or just to learn about cloud computing.
Cloudmin supports additional logins called system owners, who can be given limited access to a subset of virtual systems, and can be restricted in the actions that they perform. Owners can have limits set on their disk, RAM and CPU usage that apply across all their virtual systems, either defined on a per-owner limit or from a plan.
Solus Virtual Manager (SolusVM) is a powerful GUI based VPS management system with full OpenVZ, Linux KVM, Xen Paravirtualization and Xen HVM support. SolusVM allows you and your clients to manage a VPS cluster with security & ease.
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InstallAware Virtualization eliminates the need to install applications before running them. Use PackageAware to easily capture any setup into a virtual application project. Create truly portable single-file EXE virtual applications which never extract any files to the host system. Deploy to an unlimited, infinite number of clients using our royalty free licensing model!
VMware Workstation Player builds on the industry leading foundation of Workstation Pro, and delivers a streamlined user interface for creating and running operating systems and applications in a virtual machine.
The free version is available for non-commercial, personal and home use. We also encourage students and non-profit organizations to benefit from this offering.
Commercial organizations require paid licenses to use Workstation Player.
Need a more advanced virtualization solution? Check out Workstation Pro for Windows or Workstation Pro for Linux
MoleBox Virtualization Solution (VS) creates private and secure virtual environment for your software applications, isolating them from the underlaying operating system and other software installed and running on the host device. It is achieved by placing the application and all of its elements into managed packages which form virtual file system and virtual registry in runtime.
Virtual file system provides the application with transparent access to original files while protecting them from unauthorized use. Virtual registry allows using ActiveX components without registration and overriding existing registry values while protecting the host registry from modifications.
Microsoft Application Virtualization is an application virtualization and application streaming solution from Microsoft. It was acquired by Microsoft during the acquisition of Boston, Massachusetts-based Softricity (SoftwareWow!) on July 17, 2006. Softgrid represents Microsoft's entry to a new avenue of virtualization product, alongside their existing Hyper-V package, Microsoft Virtual Server, Microsoft Virtual PC, and other products newly announced in 2006, such as System Center Virtual Machine Manager, the latter of which is designed for "Datacenter Virtualization".OverviewMicrosoft Application Virtualization platform allows applications to be deployed in real-time to any client from a virtual application server. It removes the need for local installation of the applications. Instead, only the App-V client needs to be installed on the client machines. All application data is permanently stored on the virtual application server. Whichever software is needed is either streamed or locally cached from the application server on demand and run locally. The App-V stack sandboxes the execution environment so that the application does not make changes to the client itself (OS File System and/or Registry). App-V applications are also sandboxed from each other, so that different versions of the same application can be run under App-V concurrently. This approach enables any application to be delivered without making any changes to its code LUN.
Paragon Virtualization Manager™ 14 Professional is an elegant solution that can help you accomplish the following tasks:
- Transfer your live Windows (or one of its backups) to a virtual environment (P2V). Microsoft Virtual PC, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, or Oracle VirtualBox are supported.
- Transfer your virtual Windows back to a physical environment (V2P)
- Migrate your Windows from one virtual environment to another (V2V)
- Connect a virtual disk as if it’s an ordinary physical disk, thus opening up all functionality available for physical disks to virtual
- Make OS start up after unsuccessful migration with 3rd party tools
Virtualizor is a powerful web based VPS Control Panel. It supports OpenVZ, Xen PV, Xen HVM, XenServer and Linux KVM virtualization. Admins can create a VPS on the fly by the click of a button. VPS users can start, stop, restart and manage their VPS using a very advanced web based GUI.
The VMWare Disk Mount utility allows you to mount a VMDK file as a drive. VMWARE distributes a command line utility with no graphical interface (GUI). This is the graphical interface for the VMWare Disk Mount. This light-weight tool will allow you to mount a VMDK file from the system tray.
Download DiskMount Version from VMware itself: http://www.vmware.com/download/eula/diskmount_ws_v55.html
Mirage provides desktop image management and eases Windows migrations.
AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management (EMM). With industry-leading identity, productivity and collaboration solutions, we enable end users with a seamless digital workspace. We empower IT with a future-proof mobility platform that provides flexibility to manage multiple use cases, unified management of endpoints, end-to-end security from devices to data center, and seamless integration across enterprise systems.
VMware Horizon Application Manager simplifies IT by centralizing application management in the post-pc era. Now IT can unify management of any SaaS, Web and Windows applications through the Horizon Application Catalog to securely deliver them to end-users on the device of their choice, increasing their flexibility while reducing the cost of complexity. End-users get easy on-demand access to their applications on their preferred devices whenever they need them, increasing their productivity and simplifying there overall experience.
Automate and simplify physical to only VMware virtual machine conversions as well as conversions from other virtual machine formats to only vdmk with VMware vCenter Converter. With this robust, enterprise class migration tool you can (not convert to vhd):
- Quickly and reliably convert local and remote physical machines into virtual machines without any disruption or downtime.
- Convert other virtual machine formats such as Microsoft Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual Server or backup images of physical machines such as Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery or Norton Ghost to VMware virtual machines.
- Restore VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) images of virtual machines to running virtual machines.
- Clone and backup physical machines to virtual machines as part of your disaster recovery plan.
- Complete multiple conversions simultaneously with a centralized management console and an intuitive conversion wizard.
VMware ThinApp (formerly Thinstall) is an application virtualization and portable application creator suite by VMware that can package conventional applications so that they become portable applications.
VMware ThinApp is an application virtualization solution . ThinApp is able to execute applications without them being installed in the traditional sense by virtualizing resources such as environment variables, files and Windows Registry keys. The virtual environment presented to the client is a merged view of the underlying physical and virtual resources, thereby allowing the virtualization layer to fool the application into thinking that it is running as if it were fully installed. ThinApp does not have any pre-installed components and does not require the installation of device drivers allowing applications to run from USB keys or network shares without ever requiring Administrator rights. ThinApp converts standard application installers such as .msi files into self-contained EXE files which includes everything required to run. Also it is able to scan a system before and after an applications installation and create a portable executable based upon changes made to the systems files and registry. Unlike self-extracting ZIP files, ThinApp does not extract files to disk or require system registry changes in order to run applications. ThinApp supports all released x86-based Windows systems from Windows NT4, 2000, XP (64/32), Vista (64/32), Server 2003, Server 2008 (64/32), Server 2008 R2 (64/32), and Windows 7 (64/32).
Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac. Built from the ground up for the Mac, VMware Fusion is the easiest way to switch to Mac—letting you bring all of your Windows applications with you, making the most of your Windows software investment, while providing the perfect safety blanket for the switch.
VMWare Fusion can also run Linux and macOS.
VMware Server is a hosted virtualization platform that installs like an application on any existing server hardware and partitions a physical server into multiple virtual machines.
VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.
Virtualbox is available in 28 languages.
XCP-ng is the result of massive cooperation between individuals and companies to deliver a product without limits. There are no restricted features, so you have all the power of XenServer (now Citrix Hypervisor) without the requirement to purchase licenses. Run an up-to-date XenServer equivalent with Storage Motion, vGPU support, and any other commercially restricted feature. Commercial support is available on https://xcp-ng.com It's now with even more advanced feature than the original hypervisor (eg: zstd compression support for faster backup).
Xen Orchestra is an open source web UI for XCP-ng.
The Internet has grown terribly centralized: Just five companies reap 70% of the revenue, and just 50 companies control the vast majority of servers that together make up the Internet. Users and developers are forced to confide their code and data to the big Web players: google, Amazon, etc. These charge a lot of money and in return they make it difficult for us to switch or cancel.
antsle solves these problems by providing a turn-key solution:
The antsle™ home server, a beautiful and powerful device with an aluminum case. The anstle has no fans, no vent holes and no movable parts. It’s absolutely silent (0dB).
antsleOS™ enables more than 100 virtual servers to run on a single antsle.
The absolute highlight is antman™, our management software for VMs / virtual servers. Get your virtual servers up and running in one minute. Install server-side apps with our one-click installers.
VMware vSphere Hypervisor ( based on ESXi ) is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.
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CPU Technical minimum: single socket with two cores. Recommended minimum: dual socket with four or more cores per CPU
Memory Technical minimum: 4 GB Recommended minimum: 8 GB or more
Network Technical minimum: single 1 GbE network adapter Recommended minimum: dual 1 GbE network adapters
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You can easily install vSphere Hypervisor on your own or with some guided help. If you’re looking for a do-it-yourself approach, just download the installer, accept the end-user license agreement and select which local drive you want to install it on.
Creating Virtual Machines
Once you’ve installed vSphere Hypervisor, there are three ways to create virtual machines.
Use VMware vCenter Converter to transfer existing servers into virtual machines or import existing VMware and third-party virtual machine images. Create virtual machines from scratch by specifying the number of CPUs, the amount of memory, the disks and network interfaces you want, then load the operating system from ISO images or a boot disk. Import a virtual appliance. There are hundreds to choose from on the VMware Solution Exchange.
Once you’ve installed or imported your virtual machines, you’ll need to configure them. This Getting Started demo will walk you through the process.
Need support? You can now purchase Per Incident Support for VMware vSphere Hypervisor.
Moving up to a paid vSphere or vSphere with Operations Management Edition lets you further optimize your IT infrastructure. You'll be able to Pool computing and storage resources across multiple physical hosts.
Simplicity. Flexibility. Scalability. Modularity. Unraid empowers you to build the system you’ve always wanted using your preferred hardware, software, and operating systems. Break the confines of a single OS. Unraid lets you partition system resources to store and protect data, run any application, and/or create virtual machines in isolated environments.
Citrix Hypervisor is a comprehensive server virtualization platform with enterprise-class features built in to easily handle different workload types, mixed operating systems and storage or networking configurations. For the most demanding app, and desktop virtualization use cases, its industry-leading scalability and performance under load, can cater to the largest Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deployments. IT gets the benefit of features unique to Citrix Hypervisor, such as enhanced virtualized graphics with NVIDIA and Intel, and enhanced workload security with Direct Inspect APIs, all of which reduce virtual infrastructure costs and complexity.
Microsoft Hyper-V Server is a free product that delivers enterprise-class virtualization for your datacenter and hybrid cloud. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 provides new and enhanced features that can help you deliver the scale and performance needs of your mission-critical workloads.
The Windows hypervisor technology in Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 is the same as what's in the Microsoft Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2019. It is a stand-alone product that contains only the Windows hypervisor, a Windows Server driver model, and virtualization components. It provides a simple and reliable virtualization solution to help you improve your server utilization and reduce costs.
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 computer hardware concurrently.
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 types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution.
How to contribute to OpenStack at https://www.openstack.org/community/
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 virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko. KVM also requires a modified QEMU although work is underway to get the required changes upstream.
Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified Linux or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.
The kernel component of KVM is included in mainline Linux, as of 2.6.20.
KVM is open source software.
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 running in your data center.
If you are familiar with VMware products, it is conceptually similar to vSphere. oVirt serves as the bedrock for Red Hat's Enterprise Virtualization product, and is the "upstream" project where new features are developed in advance of their inclusion in that supported product offering.
Proxmox Virtual Environment is a complete and easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines. Proxmox VE tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC containers, software-defined storage and networking functionality on a single platform, and easily manages high availability clusters and disaster recovery tools with the built-in web management interface.
Archipel is a solution to manage and supervise virtual machines. No matter if you have a few locally on your computer or thousands through data centers, Archipel is a central solution to manage them all. You can use all libvirt-supported virtualization engines like KVM, Xen, OpenVZ or VMWare. You can perform all basic virtualization commands and many other things like live migration, VMCasts, packages, etc.
QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.
QEMU is a hosted virtual machine monitor: It emulates central processing units through dynamic binary translation and provides a set of device models, enabling it to run a variety of unmodified guest operating systems. It also provides an accelerated mode for supporting a mixture of binary translation (for kernel code) and native execution (for user code), in the same fashion as VMware Workstation and VirtualBox do. QEMU can also be used purely for CPU emulation for user-level processes, allowing applications compiled for one architecture to be run on another.
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 virtual machines within the program itself, giving you quick access to all your running virtual machines.
QEMU Manager is the very good Windows GUI for QEMU. In difference to VirtualBox or VMware Player you can emulate several CPUs, which is necessary for old 16bit applications with EGPFault in Win87EM.dll with newer Intel-CPUs (from 2013 and later) in all other virtual machines except QEMU.
Danube Cloud is a cloud management software used for deploying, maintaining and automating cloud data centers and their processes.
The project aims to simplify the whole server virtualization environment by automating all the repetitive tasks for the system administrator.
Danube Cloud includes hardware and container virtualization and unique network and storage features. It also integrates a sophisticated monitoring system and other tools like DNS and IP address management. Danube Cloud includes features for multi-tenant environments, e.g., it can easily host server farms for multiple customers. It can use KVM and Bhyve Virtualization, and it is possible to easy convert from one type to the other. It has Instant VM snapshots and Integrated incremental VM backups. Furthermore, it has extensive and updated documentation.
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VMmanager automatically creates KVM based virtual machines. It provides flexible features to control and manage virtual infrastructure.
Free version of VMmanager comes without any features limits for 30 days. Pricing depends on your infrastructure volume.
Modern interface. VMmanager has a user-friendly interface and smart UX so it’s very easy to solve pretty any task with it. Just check it out and be surprised how intuitive it is!
Stability and security. VMmanager gets new security updates every week. The team of developers from ISPsystem is constantly working on improving the user experience, maximizing stability and security of the overall system.
Statistics and monitoring. You can monitor performance of virtual machines over a certain period by specific parameters. Load statistics is collected every 15 minutes.
Integrations with billing platforms. VMmanager is integrated with popular billing platforms BILLmanager and WHMCS. They allow to automize provisioning of VPS services to your clients.