Microsoft Hyper-V Server Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Microsoft Hyper-V Server for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft Hyper-V Server and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Microsoft Hyper-V Server are VMware Workstation Pro (Paid), virt-manager (Free, Open Source), Proxmox Virtual Environment (Freemium, Open Source) and Xen (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2021

    1. Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • RadeonPro
      • NVIDIA vGPU
      • Nvidia Grid
      • AMD MxGPU
      (formerly XenServer) Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Multipass is a lightweight VM manager for Linux, Windows and macOS. It's designed for developers who want a fresh Ubuntu environment with a single command. It uses KVM on Linux, Hyper-V on Windows and HyperKit on macOS to run the VM with minimal overhead.
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    2. 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.
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    3. Deis is an open source PaaS that leverages Docker, CoreOS and Heroku Buildpacks to provide a private application platform that is lightweight and flexible.
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    4. UCS Virtual Machine Manager (UVMM) is an easy-to-use and powerful administration tool for KVM.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      QtEmu is a graphical user interface for Qtemu.

      Discontinued

      The project is unmaintained and the last release was on November 12th, 2007.

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    5. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      JavaQemu is a Graphical User Interface Front End for QEMU, written in Java. JavaQemu works with JRE 1.7/1.8 and MS Windows OS. Since version 0.0.4a15, JavaQemu works with JRE 1.6 or Linux OS/Mac OS, too.

      Discontinued

      Website states: "This project is no longer active because I stopped playing with Java since a long time."

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