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VMware vSphere Hypervisor Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to VMware vSphere Hypervisor for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is XCP-ng, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to VMware vSphere Hypervisor and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to VMware vSphere Hypervisor are Proxmox Virtual Environment, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), Xen and Unraid.

VMware vSphere Hypervisor alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Cloud Computing Services or Cloud Hosting Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of VMware vSphere Hypervisor.
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  • NVIDIA vGPU
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  1. XCP-ng icon

    XCP-ng

    • Linux
    • NVIDIA vGPU
    • AMD MxGPU
    17 alternatives to XCP-ng 

    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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    Almost everyone thinks XCP-ng is a great alternative to VMware vSphere Hypervisor.
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    XCP-NG comes with a very comprehensive management GUI : XCP-ng CENTER simple intuitive and powerfull and offers HA at no cost!

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    XCP-ng has a great community support and is pretty stable. In combination with XENorchestra (from sources) a full backup solution is available!

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    Guest

    Deployed and tested this virtualization solution, really stable and feature-rich. Excellent GUI console .

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    gerrywisnoski

    Easy to deploy and use, no license fees required but paid support is available if/when you need it.

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    shwetkprabhat

    The great community and complimentary XOA!

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    Guest

    Open Source, vmotion, high availability (without the cost) strong community support.

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    nikade

    A lot of features, fully opensource and a big community to ask when you run in to trouble. Most of the old XenServer community is represented which sums up to a great deal of knowlege.

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  2. Proxmox Virtual Environment icon

    Proxmox Virtual Environment

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    40 alternatives to Proxmox Virtual Environment 

    Proxmox Virtual Environment is a complete and easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines. Proxmox VE tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC containers, software-defined storage and networking functionality on a single...

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    1.  Container VirtualizationProxmox Virtual Environment can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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    Most users think Proxmox Virtual Environment is a great alternative to VMware vSphere Hypervisor.


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    KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

    • Linux
    • Android
    39 alternatives to KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) 

    KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Xen

    29 alternatives to Xen 

    Xen.org, home of the Xen hypervisor, the powerful open source industry standard for virtualization. It is a native (bare-metal) hypervisor providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently.

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    Amazon and zillions of enterprise shops use it where VMware would be too expensive.

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    rajaws2015

    It is an opensource and it is better solution for small sized companies or for new startups. I would recommend the entrepreneurs definitely

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    Unraid

    • Linux
    24 alternatives to Unraid 

    An operating system for personal and small business use that brings enterprise-class features letting you configure your computer systems to maximize performance and capacity using any combination of applications, VMs, storage devices, and hardware.

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    1.  Encrypted BackupUnraid uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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    oVirt

    21 alternatives to oVirt 

    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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    bochs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS
    38 alternatives to bochs 

    Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS. Currently, Bochs can be compiled to emulate a 386, 486...

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    Citrix Hypervisor

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • RadeonPro
    • NVIDIA vGPU
    • Nvidia Grid
    • AMD MxGPU
    36 alternatives to Citrix Hypervisor 

    (formerly XenServer) Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures.

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    Multipass

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    55 alternatives to Multipass 

    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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    OpenVZ

    38 alternatives to OpenVZ 

    OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux.

    OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict.

    Each container performs.

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    1.  Container VirtualizationOpenVZ can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.
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