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Best Citrix Hypervisor Alternatives

Citrix Hypervisor is described as '(formerly XenServer) Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures' and is a Virtualization tool in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Citrix Hypervisor for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Citrix Hypervisor are Proxmox Virtual Environment, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), Xen and Windows Sandbox.

Citrix Hypervisor alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Cloud Computing Services or NAS Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Citrix Hypervisor.
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  • Windows
  • Linux
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  • NVIDIA vGPU
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  1. VirtualBox icon

    VirtualBox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.

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    Proxmox Virtual Environment

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

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

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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Xen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    XenServer is based off of Xen.

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    Virtualbox can't be run on hardware without system under it.

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    Windows Sandbox

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safely running applications in isolation.

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  6. XCP-ng is a high-performance, enterprise-level hypervisor with a rich ecosystem and is the result of massive cooperation between individuals and companies. All commercial features are enabled with no commitment required to a support agreement.

    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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    XCP-ng vs Citrix Hypervisor opinions
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    is xenserver without "liecense manager" , no more , no less

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  7. An operating system for personal and small business use that brings enterprise-class features letting you configure your computer systems to maximize performance and capacity using any combination of applications, VMs, storage devices, and hardware.

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    Unraid is purely a storage OS not a hypervisor

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    Portable Virtualbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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 portably.

    ⚫︎ PortablePortable Virtualbox can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    It has not been updated since 2017 and does not work with any version of Virtualbox beyond v5.1.22.

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    VMware vSphere Hypervisor

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • NVIDIA vGPU
    • AMD MxGPU

    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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    bhyve

    • FreeOpen Source
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD

    bhyve (pronounced "bee hive", formerly written as BHyVe) is a type-2 hypervisor that runs FreeBSD 9+, OpenBSD, Linux and MS Window desktop (versions Vista, 7, 8/8.1/8.

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