Native/Bare metal: Xen, Citrix XenServer, Oracle VM, VMware ESX Server, Microsoft Hyper-V, L4 microkernels, Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY Padded Cell, VirtualLogix’s VLX, TRANGO, IBM’s POWER Hypervisor (PR/SM), Parallels Server (currently in Beta) and Sun’s Logical Domains Hypervisor, Hitachi’s Virtage hypervisor and KVM.
Hosted: VMware Server (formerly known as GSX), VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, the open source QEMU, Microsoft’s Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual Server products, Sun’s (formerly InnoTek) VirtualBox, as well as SWsoft’s Parallels Workstation and Parallels Desktop.
This is some list!
From a test lab automation standpoint, I would guess that a smaller subset of these hypervisors might be popular in your virtual lab. What are your favorite hypervisors to use in the dev/test/pre-production labs?
At VMLogix, we have always believed in the hypervisor agnostic story – and as testimony to the fact, we are the only virtual lab automation solution supporting the Citrix, Microsoft and VMware platforms!
– Srihari Palangala