kvm-simple-init can perform the following actions on a KVM machine: start, stop, kill, and restart. It focuses on simplicity, and is fully implemented in just a few hundred lines of shell script. It is intended for people who do not want to run libvirt just for running a few VMs, or people who prefer to manage flat configuration files using their preferred configuration management system. It does not provide complicated configuration file format or parameters. Only two pieces of information are needed: a QEMU monitor port for the machine and the full KVM command line needed to start the machine (gives full configuration freedom). kvm-simple-init can be used directly as a system init script for starting all KVM machines on a host machine. Just drop it in /etc/init.d, and enable it with the tools provided by your UNIX distribution. kvm-simple-init was inspired by the init script of FreeBSD jails.
Nuxis is an integrated solution for virtualization management. Some of its features are centralized management of nodes/physical machines and virtual machines, management of virtual networks, storage management, ISO management, monitoring and statistics charts, backup/restore of appliance configurations, import from and export to other virtualization systems using the OVF format, access control, support for multiple operating systems on 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, including Linux and Windows, paravirtualized hardware acceleration drivers, live migrate, PXE boot, Web management, storage management with LVM, and more.
OpenNode Management Server (OMS) lets you manage OpenNode cloud nodes. It is packaged and deployed simply as a VM appliance onto an OpenNode host. Easy install and setup is provided via the local OpenNode CLI Utility menu. OpenNode Management Server is responsible for secure communication between OpenNode Cloud nodes via underlaying FUNC and libvirt infrastructure and provides a JSON-RPC API server for integration with possible GUI, WUI, CLI consoles and client applications or with other systems. OMS includes an AJAX Web Console with SSL secured VNC and SSH VM consoles for easy VM management in OpenNode Cloud.
CloudStack is a complete package for managing cloud computing and virtual infrastructure. It enables users to easily build, manage, and deploy private and public clouds. CloudStack provides an integrated software solution for delivering virtual data centers as a service, delivering all of the essential components used to build, deploy, and manage multi-tier and multi-tenant cloud applications in a simple-to-install software package. The CloudStack platform includes a management server with a Web user interface and extensions to support a variety of hypervisor software (e.g. XenServer, Xen VMware, and KVM) installed on computing nodes running across multiple networks. The centralized management server scales linearly, eliminating the need for intermediate cluster-level management servers. CloudStack automatically configures a guest virtual machine’s networking, storage, and authentication settings. The software can also integrate with physical components such as switches, routers, load balancers, and firewalls.
Proxmox is a Debian-based bundle of OpenVZ, KVM, and a Web based management GUI. It supports high-performance container-based virtualization of Linux workloads, as well as lower performance KVM hardware assisted virtualization. It supports any hardware that the Linux kernel supports, and will permit live migration of running OSIs with shared storage configurations (DRBD, CIFS, NFS, etc.). It comes bundled with many virtual appliance templates (Drupla, Moodle, FreePBX, etc.) and generic OSI appliances (Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu), as well as a faculty for building arbitrary Linux based appliances. It can be used for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and virtual server infrastructure (VSI). It supports almost any x86/x64 OS in a KVM container and any Linux-based OS in OpenVZ.
KaOS is a lightweight, multi-purpose embedded Linux platform designed for virtualization and cloud computing applications. KaOS is based on Linux KVM and is a true enterprise grade hypervisor platform. KaOS makes it easy to deploy KVM based virtualization solutions. KaOS is a lightweight platform, less than 10MB in size. The SDK provides everything necessary to rebuild the platform and comes with scripts to assist with building a KaOS-enabled Linux kernel. KaOS has a menu-driven CLI called AppQueue and a management process that replaces init and other functions called kattach.
OpenNode is a server virtualization solution that provides an easy-to-use (CentOS/RHEL based) bare-metal ISO installer that supports both OpenVZ container-based and KVM full virtualization technology on the same host. The OpenNode ISO installer will set up a minimal CentOS server system with the following features: a RHEL kernel (provided by OpenVZ project) modified to support both openvz and kvm virtualization, libvirt management interface support for openvz and kvm hypervisors, func (https://fedorahosted.org/func/) client support for central management purposes, and VM template downloads provided by the opennode TUI utility.