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Unofficial QEMU binaries

Alternate QEMU repositories / Forks

GUIs and 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
  • AQEMU GUI for QEMU and KVM (Linux), docs (German)
  • 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.
  • QtEmu, a graphical user interface for QEMU written in Qt5 for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Windows and MacOS

Legacy GUI front ends

These projects seem to be abandoned, thus these GUIs likely do not work with the latest version of QEMU anymore and the links are only provided here for historical reasons:

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

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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