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    VMware Server Alternatives

    VMware Server is described as 'hosted virtualization platform that installs like an application on any existing server hardware and partitions a physical server into multiple virtual machines' and is a Virtualization Tool in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to VMware Server for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, AMD MxGPU and NVIDIA vGPU. The best alternative is QEMU, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like VMware Server are VMware Workstation Pro (Paid), VMware Workstation Player (Free Personal), Parallels Desktop (Freemium) and Xen (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 24, 2016
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
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    1. QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.
    2. VMware Workstation Pro Lets You Run Multiple Operating Systems as Virtual Machines (including Windows VMs) on a Single Windows or Linux PC.


    3. 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.
    4. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
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      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.


      • Windows
      • Linux
      • NVIDIA vGPU
      • AMD MxGPU
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      VMware vSphere Hypervisor ( based on ESXi ) is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
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      Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac.
    5. 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
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      (formerly XenServer) Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
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      Boot Camp is a utility by that assists users in installing Windows 10 on Macs.

      Discontinued

      Boot Camp has been discontinued on the M1 Macs.

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