Free oVirt Alternatives

    The best free alternative to oVirt is Proxmox Virtual Environment, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to oVirt and 13 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to oVirt are virt-manager (Free, Open Source), XCP-ng (Free, Open Source), Microsoft Hyper-V Server (Free) and Citrix Hypervisor (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 11, 2021

    1. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Proxmox Virtual Environment is a great alternative to oVirt.
    2. 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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      Virt-manager is a interface to KVM using libvirt and oVirt is a complete virtualization management platform
      Negative comment about 3 years ago


    3. 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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    4. Microsoft Hyper-V Server is a free product that delivers enterprise-class virtualization for your datacenter and hybrid cloud.
      • 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.

    5. 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.
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    6. UCS Virtual Machine Manager (UVMM) is an easy-to-use and powerful administration tool for KVM.
    7. It is a UI built on top of Webmin for managing virtual systems, such as Xen, KVM and OpenVZ instances. Using Cloudmin you can create, destroy, resize, startup, shutdown and restrict multiple instances using different virtualization technologies from a single interface.
    8. 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.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, beta6, released in March 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      TotalCloud helps cloud engineers build their own cloud management platform without the need for coding or integrating other tools.
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