VirtualBox - Cross-Platform Virtualization Application

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VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems. So, for example, you can run Windows and Linux on your Mac. VirtualBox is a so-called hosted hypervisor. It requires an existing operating system to be installed. It can thus run alongside existing applications on that host.



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Xen - Open Source Virtualization

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The Xen hypervisor is a layer of software running directly on computer hardware replacing the operating system thereby allowing the computer hardware to run multiple guest operating systems concurrently. It suppors x86, x86-64, Itanium, Power PC, and ARM processors allow the Xen hypervisor to run on a wide variety of computing devices.

Libvirt - The virtualization API

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Libvirt is collection of software that provides a convenient way to manage virtual machines and other virtualization functionality, such as storage and network interface management. These software pieces include an API library, a daemon (libvirtd), and a command line utility (virsh). It provides a single way to manage multiple different virtualization providers/hypervisors like Xen, OpenVZ, VirualBox, Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor, VMware.

XCP-ng - A turnkey open source virtualization platform

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XCP-ng is a virtualization platform based on Xen Source and Citrix® Hypervisor (formerly XenServer). XCP-ng stands for Xen Cloud Platform - New Generation and is a tribute to the old Open Source project XCP, which was abandoned when XenServer was open-sourced in 2013.

QEMU - Machine Emulator and Virtualizer

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QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer. When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance.

kernel virtual machine

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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.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko. Using KVM, one can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified Linux or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.

libvirt - PULL REQUESTS ARE IGNORED. Read-only mirror of

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Libvirt provides a portable, long term stable C API for managing the virtualization technologies provided by many operating systems. It includes support for QEMU, KVM, Xen, LXC, bhyve, Virtuozzo, VMware vCenter and ESX, VMware Desktop, Hyper-V, VirtualBox and the POWER Hypervisor. For some of these hypervisors, it provides a stateful management daemon which runs on the virtualization host allowing access to the API both by non-privileged local users and remote users.

coreos-osx - Local development docker/rkt CoreOS VM App for macOS made very simple

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CoreOS VM is macOS status bar app which allows in an easy way to control CoreOS VM on your Mac. It leverages macOS native Hypervisor virtualisation framework of using corectl command line tool, so there are no needs to use VirtualBox or any other virtualisation software anymore.

Tiny and transparent hypervisor

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A hardware supported hypervisor originally built for malware analysis. Features: Linux VM introspection, minimal detectability, small (~150KB), simple, and well documented. Can be used for other purposes. Support for Intel-VT amp; Windows coming soon.

Archipel - Virtual Machine Orchestration

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Archipel is a solution to manage and supervise virtual machines. No matter if you have a few locally on your computer or thousands through data centers, Archipel is a central solution to manage them all. You can perform all basic virtualization commands and many other things like live migration, VMCasts, packages, etc. Use it with KVM, Xen, OpenVZ, VirtualBox, and mix them all if you want to.

Open vSwitch - Multilayer Virtual Switch

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Open vSwitch is well suited to function as a virtual switch in VM environments. In addition to exposing standard control and visibility interfaces to the virtual networking layer, it was designed to support distribution across multiple physical servers. Open vSwitch supports multiple Linux-based virtualization technologies including Xen/XenServer, KVM, and VirtualBox.

hyperd - Hypervisor-agnostic Docker Runtime

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HyperContainer is a hypervisor-agnostic technology that allows you to run Docker images on plain hypervisor. HyperContainer combines the best from both worlds: VM and Container. It is fast as containers and isolated as VM. Hyper eliminates the need for Guest OS.

macos-virtualbox-vm - Instructions and script to help you create a VirtualBox VM running macOS.

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Download the installer from Mac App Store (it should be available in the 'Purchases' section if you've acquired it previously). The installer will be placed in your Applications folder. (Should work for Yosemite, El Capitan and Sierra - 10.10-10.12.). Make the script executable and run it: chmod +x && ./



32-Bit Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Image for virtual machines, designed for the speed-to-fritz project. Image should run in VirtualBox or VMware

osx-vm-templates - macOS templates for Packer and VeeWee.

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This is a set of Packer templates and support scripts that will prepare an OS X installer media that performs an unattended install for use with Packer and VeeWee. These were originally developed for VeeWee, but support for the VeeWee template has not been maintained since Packer's release and so it is only provided for historical purposes. I plan on removing VeeWee support from this repo soon, but VeeWee can still make use of the preparation script and the OS X template remains in the core VeeWee repo. It's possible to build a machine with different admin account settings, and without the vagrant ssh keys, for use with other systems, e.g. continuous integration.

jailhouse - Linux-based partitioning hypervisor

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Jailhouse is a partitioning Hypervisor based on Linux. It is able to run bare-metal applications or (adapted) operating systems besides Linux. For this purpose, it configures CPU and device virtualization features of the hardware platform in a way that none of these domains, called "cells" here, can interfere with each other in an unacceptable way. Jailhouse is optimized for simplicity rather than feature richness. Unlike full-featured Linux-based hypervisors like KVM or Xen, Jailhouse does not support overcommitment of resources like CPUs, RAM or devices. It performs no scheduling and only virtualizes those resources in software, that are essential for a platform and cannot be partitioned in hardware.

Proxmox - Virtualization Platform

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Proxmox Virtual Environment is a powerful Open Source Server Virtualization Platform, based on KVM and OpenVZ. It gives you near-bare-metal performance and leading scalability for your workloads. You can virtualize even the most demanding application workloads. It supports 32 bit and 64 bit Windows and Linux servers.

HyperPlatform - Intel VT-x based hypervisor aiming to provide a thin VM-exit filtering platform on Windows

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HyperPlatform is an Intel VT-x based hypervisor (a.k.a. virtual machine monitor) aiming to provide a thin platform for research on Windows. HyperPlatform is capable of monitoring a wide range of events, including but not limited to, access to virtual/physical memory and system registers, occurrences of interrupts and execution of certain instructions. For more details, see the HyperPlatform User Document and Programmer's Reference.

webvirtcloud - WebVirtCloud is virtualization web interface for admins and users

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WebVirtCloud is a virtualization web interface for admins and users. It can delegate Virtual Machine's to users. A noVNC viewer presents a full graphical console to the guest domain. KVM is currently the only hypervisor supported.

haxm - Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (Intel® HAXM)

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HAXM is a hardware-assisted virtualization engine (hypervisor) that uses Intel Virtualization Technology to speed up IA (x86/ x86_64) emulation on a host machine running Windows or macOS. It started as an Android SDK component, but has recently transformed itself into a general accelerator for QEMU. HAXM can be built as either a kernel-mode driver for Windows or a kernel extension for macOS.

windows-openstack-imaging-tools - Tools to automate the creation of a Windows image for OpenStack, supporting KVM, Hyper-V, ESXi and more

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Windows OpenStack Imaging Tools automates the generation of Windows images. The tools are a bundle of PowerShell modules and scripts. The generation environment needs to be a Windows one, with Hyper-V virtualization enabled. If you plan to run the online Windows setup step on another system / hypervisor, the Hyper-V virtualization is not required.