Open Source VMware Server Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to VMware Server is QEMU, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to VMware Server and four of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to VMware Server are Xen (Free, Open Source), Citrix Hypervisor (Freemium, Open Source) and UCS Virtual Machine Manager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 24, 2016

    1. QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.
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    2. 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.


      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • RadeonPro
      • NVIDIA vGPU
      • Nvidia Grid
      • AMD MxGPU
      (formerly XenServer) Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures.
    3. UCS Virtual Machine Manager (UVMM) is an easy-to-use and powerful administration tool for KVM.
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