Shell virtual-machine

Open-source Shell projects categorized as virtual-machine

Top 21 Shell virtual-machine Projects

  • macOS-Simple-KVM

    Tools to set up a quick macOS VM in QEMU, accelerated by KVM.

    Project mention: Darling: Run macOS Software on Linux | | 2023-11-26

    I'm a 30 year linux veteran and windows free for over 22. I di d have a windows vm for some time because I have some music stuff that doesn't work with linux, like a nord keyboard and some guitar stuff.

    But i burnt the vm with fire when I found

  • orbstack

    Fast, light, simple Docker containers & Linux machines for macOS

    Project mention: Ask HN: Tips to get started on my own server | | 2024-03-25

    If you use a Mac and just want to mess around with linux try something like Orbstack( to start up VMs and mess around. The benefit of this is you're going to break things a bunch as you get started. Going from there I'd start looking automating the deployment of the various components the 'old fashioned' way aka writing shell scripts/using SSH. Once you do that then go to using things like Ansible or Terraform etc.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • macos-virtualbox-vm

    Instructions and script to help you create a VirtualBox VM running macOS.

  • KVM-GPU-Passthrough

    This is a simple, mostly automated guide to pass a GPU through to a VM.

    Project mention: Unsure of switching to Linux | /r/linux_gaming | 2023-06-08

    Look into creating a windows VM with GPU pass-through then. The benefit is you don't actually leave the linux environment while booting windows for gaming, and the performance hit to the game is minimal. Example:

  • kvm-qemu-virtualization-guide

    Guide to run VMs with KVM and QEMU

    Project mention: Fedora Update EDKII / OVMF | /r/VFIO | 2023-05-08

    Also, I do remember that OVMF was buggy at the time, so I had to install a custom version for OVMF. Here are the necessary steps if you still need to do it (yes, it was only that):

  • docker

    Scripts and information about the Firefly III Docker image. (by firefly-iii)

    Project mention: What's one app you are hosting that you unexpectedly find yourself using frequently? | /r/selfhosted | 2023-08-11

    FireflyIII: Keep track of your personal spendings. Can be largely automated using the autoimporter and Nordigen to retrieve your banking transactions. Rules can be used to classify your transactions and provide usefull insights

  • runcvm

    RunCVM (Run Container VM) is an experimental open-source Docker container runtime, for launching standard container workloads - as well as Systemd, Docker, even OpenWrt - in VMs using 'docker run`

    Project mention: RunCVM: Open-source Docker runtime to launch containerised workloads in VMs | | 2023-04-22
  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • createinstalliso

    Creates a bootable ISO image from a macOS installer application. This image can then be used to install macOS on a physical or virtual machine.

  • pop_OS-win10-KVM-setup

    This is a repo that contains directions and the necessary files to create a working pop!_OS -> Windows 10 KVM that has GPU Passthrough, CPU Passthrough with proper pinning, Allocated ram, and PCIe passthrough with QEMU and Virt-Manager.

  • homebridge-vm-image

    A minimal live-boot ISO image that runs Homebridge automatically.

  • find

    Firecracker IN Docker - MicroVM inside containers (by anyfiddle)

  • vfio

    This is the config for my VFIO gaming VM (by lennard0711)

  • BrowserBox

    Install and run Firefox on Debian unattended in a virtual machine or on a computer. (by Torxgewinde)

  • Firecracker-VM-Wizard

    🔥 Helper program for setting up a Firecracker microVM on a fresh metal

    Project mention: Firecracker VM automated setup wizard | | 2023-10-14
  • deploy-VFIO

    Effortlessly deploy changes to enable virtualization, hardware-passthrough (VFIO), and quality-of-life enhancements for a seamless VFIO setup on a Linux desktop machine.

    Project mention: Developed some BashScripts for VFIO, would love to have some thoughts. | /r/VFIO | 2023-08-19
  • win10-gpu-passthrough

    Repo of helper scripts for ROG Zephyrus G14 VM, with various fixes

    Project mention: Configure Xorg to use Intel instead of Nvidia? | /r/VFIO | 2023-07-11

    Finally. There is a problem where you cant re-attach the NVidia driver after the VM has started. You need to apply this kernel patch.

  • vedv

    A tool for developing in a secure, isolated and reproducible environment

    Project mention: Here is VEDV, A tool for developing applications with virtual machines using a Docker-like workflow. | /r/u_yunielrc | 2023-09-23
  • Linux-from-Docker

    Build custom Linux iso with Docker

  • Lotus123-on-reMarkable

    Basic guide about running Lotus 123 on the reMarkable tablet, via BOCHS emulation

  • libvirt-hooks

    Install scripts (hooks) of which extend and enhance the functionality of Libvirt Virtual Machines (VMs). Hooks may be per VM, run at VM start or stop. Develop your own!

    Project mention: Developed some BashScripts for VFIO, would love to have some thoughts. | /r/VFIO | 2023-08-19
  • virt-manager-easy-installer

    Script that simplifies the installation of the Virt-manager virtualization environment

    Project mention: Install Virt manager + EFI firmware in under a minute on Arch Linux, Debian/Ubuntu and Fedora | /r/linux | 2023-07-31

    Link to download the script:

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-03-25.

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Project Stars
1 macOS-Simple-KVM 13,487
2 orbstack 4,281
3 macos-virtualbox-vm 2,530
4 KVM-GPU-Passthrough 293
5 kvm-qemu-virtualization-guide 81
6 docker 67
7 runcvm 66
8 createinstalliso 64
9 pop_OS-win10-KVM-setup 56
10 homebridge-vm-image 39
11 find 31
12 vfio 29
13 BrowserBox 22
14 Firecracker-VM-Wizard 15
15 deploy-VFIO 13
16 win10-gpu-passthrough 10
17 vedv 9
18 Linux-from-Docker 6
19 Lotus123-on-reMarkable 4
20 libvirt-hooks 2
21 virt-manager-easy-installer 2
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