Microsoft Hyper-V Server Alternatives

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server is described as 'free product that delivers enterprise-class virtualization for your datacenter and hybrid cloud' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft Hyper-V Server for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Online / Web-based, BSD and Mac. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Hyper-V Server are VMware Workstation Pro (Paid), virt-manager (Free, Open Source), Proxmox Virtual Environment (Freemium, Open Source) and Kubernetes (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2021

    1. VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.
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    2. VMware Workstation Pro Lets You Run Multiple Operating Systems as Virtual Machines (including Windows VMs) on a Single Windows or Linux PC.


    3. The virt-manager application is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines through libvirt. It primarily targets KVM VMs, but also manages Xen and LXC (linux containers).
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    4. 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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    5. Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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.
      • 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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    8. 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.
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    9. 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.
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