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virt-manager Alternatives for Mac

virt-manager is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac 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 ten of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to virt-manager are Vagrant, Parallels Desktop, UTM and Apache Mesos.

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

    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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  3. Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as macOS. Parallels Desktop is optimized for Intel and Apple M1 chip.

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    UTM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    UTM is a full featured system emulator and virtual machine host for iOS and macOS. It is based off of QEMU. In short, it allows you to run Windows, Linux, and more on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

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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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    Multipass

    • 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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  8. JavaQemu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    JavaQemu is a Graphical User Interface Front End for QEMU, written in Java.

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    Discontinued

    Website states: "This project is no longer active because I stopped playing with Java since a long time."

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    In the official site it says: This project is active again!

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  9. Lima

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Lima launches Linux virtual machines on macOS, with automatic file sharing, port forwarding, and containerd.

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    VirtualBuddy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    VirtualBuddy can virtualize macOS 12 and later on Apple Silicon, with the goal of offering features that are useful to developers who need to test their apps on multiple versions of macOS, especially betas.

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