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virt-manager Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to virt-manager 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 virt-manager and 15 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to virt-manager are VMware Workstation Player, Vagrant, Boxes and oVirt.

virt-manager alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Cloud Hosting Services or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of virt-manager.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD

The virt-manager application is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines through libvirt. It primarily...

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    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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    This alternative is disputed. VirtualBox is still a legitimate alternative to virt-manager, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    virt-manager is a frontend for KVM and other VM hosts. VirtualBox is a VM host with a built-in frontend

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    Type 1 vs Type 2 hypervisor

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    VMware Workstation Player

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    virt-manager is a frontend for KVM and other VM hosts. VMware Workstation Player is a VM host with a built-in frontend

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    Vagrant

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • VirtualBox
    • VMware Workstation
    • VMware Fusion
    • FreeBSD

    Create and manage virtualized development environments. Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments.

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    Vagrant is a configuration management platform, whereas virt-manager is a frontend for managing VMs on QEMU/KVM, Xen, and other hypervisors supported by libvirt.

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    Boxes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A simple GNOME application to access virtual systems. It is based on a design from Jon McCann and Jakub Steiner.

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    probably the closet software to virt-manager but it's not as feature rich

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  5. oVirt icon

    oVirt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    AQEMU

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    AQEMU is GUI to QEMU and KVM emulators, written in Qt4.

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    Microsoft Hyper-V Server

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    Xen Orchestra

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    XO is a web UI providing a simple and nice web interface to manage XCP-ng and Citrix Hypervisor (formerly (XenServer) infrastructure (VM, servers, pools, etc.). It's also a fully feature backup solution for those platforms.

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    Apache Mesos

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.

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    Quickemu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Quickly create and run highly optimised desktop virtual machines for Linux, macOS and Windows; with just two commands. You decide what operating system you want to run and Quickemu will figure out the best way to do it for you. For example:

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