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Open Source VMware Server Alternatives

The best open source alternative to VMware Server is QEMU. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to VMware Server and three of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to VMware Server are Xen and Citrix Hypervisor.

VMware Server 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 Server.
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    QEMU

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    42 alternatives to QEMU 

    QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.

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    1.  PortableQEMU can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for scriptingQEMU supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  LightweightQEMU consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Command line interfaceQEMU either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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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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    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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