10 Free Virtualization Tools You Should Know


Sun xVM

Tool Type: Platform and Management Console
Developer/Sponsor: Sun Microsystems
Available From: www.openxvm.org

The open source xVM hypervisor is based on the Xen hypervisor but is based on Sun's Solaris kernel rather than Linux. Sun also offers free distributions xVM Ops Center, which is designed to simplify administration of virtualized servers. These solutions are free, but support will cost you in the form of a subscription.


In addition to introducing a lot of operational and security improvements, virtualization can also act as a great cost-cutting measure. And what says cost-cutting better than free? Check out our list of 10 free virtualization tools and utilities that you haven't heard much about.


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