Managing the PAW VM (VirtualBox)

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Managing the PAW VM (VirtualBox)

Post by gtonkin » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:14 pm

The VM is created as a Headerless machine. VBoxManage.exe can be found in “C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox”. This gives you various commands to help manage the VM - run from Administrator:Command Prompt

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VBoxManage list vms
Will return a list of VMs configured within Oracle Virtualbox e.g.
"paw" {28a564ee-8503-49fb-ae4b-7fccc440e98f}
"default" {e5441fdd-3b1b-4250-988b-4639bd10f977}

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VBoxManage showvminfo "paw" | more
Will return the configuration and other information for the “paw” VM e.g.
Memory size: 8192MB
State: running (since 2017-09-01T18:41:42.019000000)
Autostart Enabled: off
Autostart Delay: 0
Shared folders:
Name: 'pawshare', Host path: 'C:\TM1 PAW' (machine mapping), writable

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VBoxManage startvm "paw"
Starts vm but not in headless mode-allows you console access should you want to run anything. Probably log in and set root password.

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VBoxManage startvm "paw" --type headless
Starts vm in headless mode

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VBoxManage controlvm "paw" <pause|resume|reset|poweroff|savestate>
Shutdown, pause etc.

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