I have been looking at Qemu a bit more than a year ago with the intent to replace VirtualBox hosting my VMs (Windows Server/10 VMs, Mac and of course a few Linux VMs here and there). Not so much because I was unhappy with Virtualbox but more for getting away from Oracle.
Now, with the recent issues I had with Virtualbox and Kernel 5.8 and coincidentally the below statement from @nate
running windows in qemu is night and day difference compared to vitualbox
in another thread, I thought I might give this another spin.
What proofed to be challenging a year ago was support for modern screen resolutions and clipboard. I got this to work with installing an additional management package. Unfortunately this wasn’t really stable, but what finally made me stop was that the only way to share a host folder was via Samba? This looked like overkill to me and not worth the effort.
So for those of you which know/run Qemu, would you recomend switching over with these requirements:
- Windows 10
- Windows Server
- Mac Catalina? I have a pre Catalina Virtualbox VM which somehow won’t upgrade
- Clipboard support
- Local drive mapping
- Reasonable screen resolutions
- Possibility to migrate VMs from Virtualbox to Qemu/KVM (I think that was possible already back then)
- Possibility to convert VMs to something digestible for Hyper-V (Need to share with a Windows based collegue every now and then)