CollabVM Server 2.0

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CollabVM Server 2.0 (Cosmic)
Developer(s) Cosmic Sans, Dartz
License GNU General Public License v3.0
Platforms Windows, Linux, MacOS, BSD
Architectures x86-64 (pre-built), x86, ARM
Release date 17 February 2020 (deprecated 2 June 2020)
Successor CollabVM Server 3.0
A VM running on CollabVM 2.0
A list of VMs on CollabVM 2.0

CollabVM Server 2.0 is an open source server that, as the name suggests, powers CollabVM, its variants, and some of its mirrors (although most remain on CollabVM 1.x). CollabVM 2.0.0 was released on February 17, 2020.

CollabVM Server 2.0 currently runs on Windows, Linux, macOS, and BSD, but binaries must be built manually on the latter two.


New Features

  • Account registrations/username reservations.
  • Audio support.
  • Official Windows 7/Server 2008 R2+ support (experimental support available in 1.2 as well).
  • RDP and VNC support (RDP support is for VirtualBox, other software will likely work fine).
  • Support for QEMU, VMWare, and VirtualBox. Anything with VNC/RDP support will work (even real machines).
  • Your UserVMs can now be put in the CollabVM homepage.

Automated builds

Another new feature of collab-vm-server 2.0 is that it now has automated builds, meaning that collab-vm-server 2.0 binaries will be automatically built so you don't have to compile it yourself. You can download automated builds of collab-vm-server 2.0 from the following locations:

Minimum Requirements

  • RAM:
    • Linux and Windows: At least 512 MB of free RAM on the server (Recommended: at least 2GB)
  • Processor:
    • Any mid/late-2000s processor or newer (Recommended: Any modern CPU.)
    • A processor with virtualization technology is not required by collab-vm-server, but most modern VM software requires it. VMWare and VirtualBox (since 6.0) require it, while QEMU and Bochs do not.
  • Space: At least 200 MB of free space, preferably around ~5-10 GB of space for VMs

Operating Systems


FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD

  • Will build, but the required dependencies must be compiled or installed manually as vcpkg does not support these operating systems.


Any Linux distro running at least Linux Kernel 2.6.x will run collab-vm-server 2. So instead this page will list the minimum versions it will run on, and the minimum version you will need for support from the Developer team if you run into any problems.

Arch Linux

  • Minimum: Arch Linux 0.6
  • Recommended: Any modern Arch Linux install with all packages updated

An Arch Linux version from at least January 2020 is needed for full support.


  • Minimum: CentOS 4
  • Recommended: CentOS 8

CentOS 6 or newer is required for full support.


  • Minimum: Debian 3.1
  • Recommended: Debian 10

Debian 8 or newer is required for full support.


  • Minimum: Gentoo Linux 2004.0
  • Recommended: Any modern Gentoo version

Gentoo 17.0 or newer is required for full support.


  • Minimum: Ubuntu 4.10
  • Recommended: Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu 16.04 or newer is required for full support.


  • Minimum: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Recommended: macOS 10.15 Catalina

At least macOS 10.12 "Sierra" is required for full support.


  • Minimum: Windows XP SP2, or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
  • Recommended: Windows 10 Version 1909, or Windows Server 2019 build 17763

Windows Desktop: At least Windows 7 SP1 or newer is required for full support.

Windows Server: At least Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or newer is required for full support.

The pre-built binary does not run on Windows XP. It requires at least Windows Vista SP2. If you want to run CVM Server 2 on XP, you must build it yourself with the VS 2017 XP Toolchain.

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