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 16 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to virt-manager are Vagrant (Free, Open Source), VMware Workstation Player (Free Personal), Boxes (Free, Open Source) and oVirt (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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      VirtualBox vs virt-manager opinions
      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
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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      Type 1 vs Type 2 hypervisor
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      • 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.
      Vagrant vs virt-manager opinions
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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.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    2. 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.
      VMware Workstation Player vs virt-manager opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      virt-manager is a frontend for KVM and other VM hosts. VMware Workstation Player is a VM host with a built-in frontend
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    3. A simple GNOME application to view, access, and manage remote and virtual systems.
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      Boxes vs virt-manager opinions
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      probably the closet software to virt-manager but it's not as feature rich
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. 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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    5. AQEMU is GUI to QEMU and KVM emulators, written in Qt4. The program have user-friendly interface and allows to set up the majority of QEMU and KVM …
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    6. 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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    7. Microsoft Hyper-V Server is a free product that delivers enterprise-class virtualization for your datacenter and hybrid cloud.
    8. Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.
      • 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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