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libvirt vs Xen Orchestra: What are the differences?

libvirt: An open-source virtualization API. It is an open-source API, daemon and management tool for managing platform virtualization. It can be used to manage KVM, Xen, VMware ESXi, QEMU and other virtualization technologies; Xen Orchestra: The Web Interface for XenServer. It provides a web based UI for the management of XenServer installations without requiring any agent or extra software on your hosts nor VMs.

libvirt and Xen Orchestra can be primarily classified as "Virtual Machine Management" tools.

Some of the features offered by libvirt are:

  • manage virtualization platforms
  • accessible from C, Python, Perl, Java and more
  • supports KVM, QEMU, Xen, Virtuozzo, VMWare ESX, LXC, BHyve and more

On the other hand, Xen Orchestra provides the following key features:

  • Xen management
  • Easy-to-use
  • Fast

Xen Orchestra is an open source tool with 233 GitHub stars and 89 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Xen Orchestra's open source repository on GitHub.

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    Low overhead
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    Free
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    Built into most Linux distros
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    Fast
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    Native KVM and QEMU
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    Native hypervisor
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    Can fully manage via CLI or VirtManager
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    VirtIO direct hardware access
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    VirtIO direct hardware support
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    What is libvirt?

    It is an open-source API, daemon and management tool for managing platform virtualization. It can be used to manage KVM, Xen, VMware ESXi, QEMU and other virtualization technologies.

    What is Xen Orchestra?

    It provides a web based UI for the management of XenServer installations without requiring any agent or extra software on your hosts nor VMs.

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    What are some alternatives to libvirt and Xen Orchestra?
    KVM
    KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
    VirtualBox
    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
    Qemu
    When used as a machine emulator, it 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. When used as a virtualizer, it achieves near native performance by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU. it supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux. When using KVM, it can virtualize x86, server and embedded PowerPC, 64-bit POWER, S390, 32-bit and 64-bit ARM, and MIPS guests.
    OpenStack
    OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.
    Docker
    The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
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