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Unofficial QEMU binaries

Alternate QEMU repositories / Forks

GUI Front Ends

Project Name Latest Release
Witsbits is a combination of a web service and a boot loader, enabling bare-metal servers to host virtual machines with QEMU quickly. 2012-10-16
AQEMU GUI for QEMU and KVM (Linux), docs (German), more docs (German) 2011-07-27
QEMU Manager on Windows by Dave Reynolds. 2010-04
Q is a Mac OS X port of QEMU 0.9.1 with a nice GUI 2008-02-16
QtEmu, a graphical user interface for QEMU written in Qt4 for Linux and Windows 2007-11-12
qemudo, QEMU Web Interface 2007-02-25

Other management tools/systems

  • libvirt provides an API for managing QEMU/KVM (and other hypervisors) exposed in C, Perl, Python, OCaml, Ruby, and Java, with bridges to AMQP/QMF and DMTF CIM.
  • virt-install, virt-clone, virt-convert a set of command line tools for provisioning new VMs from install media, existing VMs and appliances, respectively. See also 'virsh' command line shell with libvirt.
  • virt-manager, Virtual Machine Manager. A graphical desktop management app using libvirt. Can manage a single local host, or securely multiple remote hosts. Support QEMU, KVM, Xen and more
  • Ganeti, a cluster virtual server management software tool built on top of existing virtualization technologies such as Xen or KVM and other Open Source software.
  • qemu-java, a full Java API to QEmu's QApi, commandline image manipulation. This is a good foundation API for building integration testing systems, richer QEmu-based applications, and so forth.

BIOSes and firmware used by QEMU

Projects using the QEMU code

  • The Xen virtual machine monitor
  • KVM, Kernel-based Virtual Machine for Linux
  • VirtualBox, an open source x86 virtualizer.
  • SerialICE, a system software debugger
  • MARSSx86, a cycle accurate accurate x86 simulator that uses QEMU

External Documentation

Other emulators

  • The Bochs IA-32 Emulator Project
  • The EM86 x86 emulator on Alpha-Linux
  • The bintrans Dynamic Binary Translator
  • MINDE, an emulator for some old x86 demos
  • SkyEye, an ARM simulator
  • Softgun, an ARM simulator
  • SIMH, The Computer History Simulation Project
  • GXemul, emulator for multiple systems including m88k
  • ARAnyM, emulator for Atari ST/TT/Falcon family
  • Hercules, S/370, S/390 and z/Arch emulator
  • The PearPC PowerPC Architecture Emulator (development stalled)
  • TME, The (Sun) Machine Emulator

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