VBoxManage(1) x86 virtualization solution

DESCRIPTION

Oracle VM VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface (C) 2005-2013 Oracle Corporation All rights reserved.

Usage:

VBoxManage [<general option>] <command>

General Options:

[-v|--version]
print version number and exit
[-q|--nologo]
suppress the logo
[--settingspw <pw>]
provide the settings password
[--settingspwfile <file>] provide a file containing the settings password

Commands:

list [--long|-l]
vms|runningvms|ostypes|hostdvds|hostfloppies| bridgedifs|hostonlyifs|dhcpservers|hostinfo| hostcpuids|hddbackends|hdds|dvds|floppies| usbhost|usbfilters|systemproperties|extpacks| groups
showvminfo
<uuid>|<name> [--details] [--machinereadable]
showvminfo
<uuid>|<name> --log <idx>
registervm
<filename>
unregistervm
<uuid>|<name> [--delete]
createvm
--name <name> [--groups <group>, ...] [--ostype <ostype>] [--register] [--basefolder <path>] [--uuid <uuid>]
modifyvm
<uuid|name> [--name <name>] [--groups <group>, ...] [--ostype <ostype>] [--memory <memorysize in MB>] [--pagefusion on|off] [--vram <vramsize in MB>] [--acpi on|off] [--pciattach 03:04.0] [--pciattach 03:[email protected]:01.0] [--pcidetach 03:04.0] [--ioapic on|off] [--pae on|off] [--hpet on|off] [--hwvirtex on|off] [--hwvirtexexcl on|off] [--nestedpaging on|off] [--largepages on|off] [--vtxvpid on|off] [--synthcpu on|off] [--cpuidset <leaf> <eax> <ebx> <ecx> <edx>] [--cpuidremove <leaf>] [--cpuidremoveall] [--hardwareuuid <uuid>] [--cpus <number>] [--cpuhotplug on|off] [--plugcpu <id>] [--unplugcpu <id>] [--cpuexecutioncap <1-100>] [--rtcuseutc on|off] [--monitorcount <number>] [--accelerate3d on|off] [--accelerate2dvideo on|off] [--firmware bios|efi|efi32|efi64] [--chipset ich9|piix3] [--bioslogofadein on|off] [--bioslogofadeout on|off] [--bioslogodisplaytime <msec>] [--bioslogoimagepath <imagepath>] [--biosbootmenu disabled|menuonly|messageandmenu] [--biossystemtimeoffset <msec>] [--biospxedebug on|off] [--boot<1-4> none|floppy|dvd|disk|net>] [--nic<1-N> none|null|nat|bridged|intnet|hostonly|
generic]
[--nictype<1-N> Am79C970A|Am79C973|
82540EM|82543GC|82545EM| virtio]
[--cableconnected<1-N> on|off] [--nictrace<1-N> on|off] [--nictracefile<1-N> <filename>] [--nicproperty<1-N> name=[value]] [--nicspeed<1-N> <kbps>] [--nicbootprio<1-N> <priority>] [--nicpromisc<1-N> deny|allow-vms|allow-all] [--nicbandwidthgroup<1-N> none|<name>] [--bridgeadapter<1-N> none|<devicename>] [--hostonlyadapter<1-N> none|<devicename>] [--intnet<1-N> <network name>] [--natnet<1-N> <network>|default] [--nicgenericdrv<1-N> <driver> [--natsettings<1-N> [<mtu>],[<socksnd>],
[<sockrcv>],[<tcpsnd>], [<tcprcv>]]
[--natpf<1-N> [<rulename>],tcp|udp,[<hostip>],
<hostport>,[<guestip>],<guestport>]
[--natpf<1-N> delete <rulename>] [--nattftpprefix<1-N> <prefix>] [--nattftpfile<1-N> <file>] [--nattftpserver<1-N> <ip>] [--natbindip<1-N> <ip> [--natdnspassdomain<1-N> on|off] [--natdnsproxy<1-N> on|off] [--natdnshostresolver<1-N> on|off] [--nataliasmode<1-N> default|[log],[proxyonly],
[sameports]]
[--macaddress<1-N> auto|<mac>] [--mouse ps2|usb|usbtablet [--keyboard ps2|usb [--uart<1-N> off|<I/O base> <IRQ>] [--uartmode<1-N> disconnected|
server <pipe>| client <pipe>| file <file>| <devicename>]
[--lpt<1-N> off|<I/O base> <IRQ>] [--lptmode<1-N> <devicename>] [--guestmemoryballoon <balloonsize in MB>] [--gueststatisticsinterval <seconds>] [--audio none|null|oss|alsa|pulse] [--audiocontroller ac97|hda|sb16] [--clipboard disabled|hosttoguest|guesttohost|
bidirectional]
[--draganddrop disabled|hosttoguest [--vrde on|off] [--vrdeextpack default|<name> [--vrdeproperty <name=[value]>] [--vrdeport <hostport>] [--vrdeaddress <hostip>] [--vrdeauthtype null|external|guest] [--vrdeauthlibrary default|<name> [--vrdemulticon on|off] [--vrdereusecon on|off] [--vrdevideochannel on|off] [--vrdevideochannelquality <percent>] [--usb on|off] [--usbehci on|off] [--snapshotfolder default|<path>] [--teleporter on|off] [--teleporterport <port>] [--teleporteraddress <address|empty> [--teleporterpassword <password>] [--teleporterpasswordfile <file>|stdin] [--tracing-enabled on|off] [--tracing-config <config-string>] [--tracing-allow-vm-access on|off] [--usbwebcam on|off] [--usbcardreader on|off] [--autostart-enabled on|off] [--autostart-delay <seconds>]
clonevm
<uuid>|<name> [--snapshot <uuid>|<name>] [--mode machine|machineandchildren|all] [--options link|keepallmacs|keepnatmacs|
keepdisknames]
[--name <name>] [--groups <group>, ...] [--basefolder <basefolder>] [--uuid <uuid>] [--register]
import
<ovf/ova> [--dry-run|-n] [--options keepallmacs|keepnatmacs] [more options] (run with -n to have options displayed
for a particular OVF)
export
<machines> --output|-o <name>.<ovf/ova> [--legacy09|--ovf09|--ovf10|--ovf20] [--manifest] [--vsys <number of virtual system>]
[--product <product name>] [--producturl <product url>] [--vendor <vendor name>] [--vendorurl <vendor url>] [--version <version info>] [--eula <license text>] [--eulafile <filename>]
startvm
<uuid>|<name>... [--type gui|sdl|headless]
controlvm
<uuid>|<name> pause|resume|reset|poweroff|savestate| acpipowerbutton|acpisleepbutton| keyboardputscancode <hex> [<hex> ...]| setlinkstate<1-N> on|off | nic<1-N> null|nat|bridged|intnet|hostonly|generic
[<devicename>] |
nictrace<1-N> on|off nictracefile<1-N> <filename> nicproperty<1-N> name=[value] natpf<1-N> [<rulename>],tcp|udp,[<hostip>],
<hostport>,[<guestip>],<guestport>
natpf<1-N> delete <rulename> guestmemoryballoon <balloonsize in MB>] gueststatisticsinterval <seconds>] usbattach <uuid>|<address> | usbdetach <uuid>|<address> | clipboard disabled|hosttoguest|guesttohost|
bidirectional]
draganddrop disabled|hosttoguest] vrde on|off | vrdeport <port> | vrdeproperty <name=[value]> | vrdevideochannelquality <percent> setvideomodehint <xres> <yres> <bpp>
[[<display>] [<enabled:yes|no>
[<xorigin> <yorigin>]]] |
screenshotpng <file> [display] | setcredentials <username>
--passwordfile <file> | <password> <domain> [--allowlocallogon <yes|no>] |
teleport --host <name> --port <port>
[--maxdowntime <msec>] [--passwordfile <file> |
--password <password>]
plugcpu <id> unplugcpu <id> cpuexecutioncap <1-100>
discardstate
<uuid>|<name>
adoptstate
<uuid>|<name> <state_file>
snapshot
<uuid>|<name> take <name> [--description <desc>] [--pause] | delete <uuid>|<name> | restore <uuid>|<name> | restorecurrent | edit <uuid>|<name>|--current
[--name <name>] [--description <desc>] |
list [--details|--machinereadable] showvminfo <uuid>|<name>
closemedium
disk|dvd|floppy <uuid>|<filename> [--delete]
storageattach
<uuid|vmname> --storagectl <name> [--port <number>] [--device <number>] [--type dvddrive|hdd|fdd] [--medium none|emptydrive|additions|
<uuid>|<filename>|host:<drive>|iscsi]
[--mtype normal|writethrough|immutable|shareable|
readonly|multiattach]
[--comment <text>] [--setuuid <uuid>] [--setparentuuid <uuid>] [--passthrough on|off] [--tempeject on|off] [--nonrotational on|off] [--discard on|off] [--bandwidthgroup <name>] [--forceunmount] [--server <name>|<ip>] [--target <target>] [--tport <port>] [--lun <lun>] [--encodedlun <lun>] [--username <username>] [--password <password>] [--initiator <initiator>] [--intnet]
storagectl
<uuid|vmname> --name <name> [--add ide|sata|scsi|floppy|sas] [--controller LSILogic|LSILogicSAS|BusLogic|
IntelAHCI|PIIX3|PIIX4|ICH6|I82078]
[--sataportcount <1-30>] [--hostiocache on|off] [--bootable on|off] [--remove]
bandwidthctl
<uuid|vmname> add <name> --type disk|network
--limit <megabytes per second>[k|m|g|K|M|G] |
set <name>
--limit <megabytes per second>[k|m|g|K|M|G] |
remove <name> | list [--machinereadable] (limit units: k=kilobit, m=megabit, g=gigabit,
K=kilobyte, M=megabyte, G=gigabyte)
showhdinfo
<uuid>|<filename>
createhd
--filename <filename> [--size <megabytes>|--sizebyte <bytes>] [--diffparent <uuid>|<filename> [--format VDI|VMDK|VHD] (default: VDI) [--variant Standard,Fixed,Split2G,Stream,ESX]
modifyhd
<uuid>|<filename> [--type normal|writethrough|immutable|shareable|
readonly|multiattach]
[--autoreset on|off] [--compact] [--resize <megabytes>|--resizebyte <bytes>]
clonehd
<uuid>|<filename> <uuid>|<outputfile> [--format VDI|VMDK|VHD|RAW|<other>] [--variant Standard,Fixed,Split2G,Stream,ESX] [--existing]
convertfromraw
<filename> <outputfile> [--format VDI|VMDK|VHD] [--variant Standard,Fixed,Split2G,Stream,ESX] [--uuid <uuid>]
convertfromraw
stdin <outputfile> <bytes> [--format VDI|VMDK|VHD] [--variant Standard,Fixed,Split2G,Stream,ESX] [--uuid <uuid>]
getextradata
global|<uuid>|<name> <key>|enumerate
setextradata
global|<uuid>|<name> <key> [<value>] (no value deletes key)
setproperty
machinefolder default|<folder> | vrdeauthlibrary default|<library> | websrvauthlibrary default|null|<library> | vrdeextpack null|<library> | autostartdbpath null|<folder> | loghistorycount <value>
usbfilter
add <index,0-N> --target <uuid>|<name>|global --name <string> --action ignore|hold (global filters only) [--active yes|no] (yes) [--vendorid <XXXX>] (null) [--productid <XXXX>] (null) [--revision <IIFF>] (null) [--manufacturer <string>] (null) [--product <string>] (null) [--remote yes|no] (null, VM filters only) [--serialnumber <string>] (null) [--maskedinterfaces <XXXXXXXX>]
usbfilter
modify <index,0-N> --target <uuid>|<name>|global [--name <string>] [--action ignore|hold] (global filters only) [--active yes|no] [--vendorid <XXXX>|""] [--productid <XXXX>|""] [--revision <IIFF>|""] [--manufacturer <string>|""] [--product <string>|""] [--remote yes|no] (null, VM filters only) [--serialnumber <string>|""] [--maskedinterfaces <XXXXXXXX>]
usbfilter
remove <index,0-N> --target <uuid>|<name>|global
sharedfolder
add <vmname>|<uuid> --name <name> --hostpath <hostpath> [--transient] [--readonly] [--automount]
sharedfolder
remove <vmname>|<uuid> --name <name> [--transient]
guestproperty
get <vmname>|<uuid> <property> [--verbose]
guestproperty
set <vmname>|<uuid> <property> [<value> [--flags <flags>]]
guestproperty
enumerate <vmname>|<uuid> [--patterns <patterns>]
guestproperty
wait <vmname>|<uuid> <patterns> [--timeout <msec>] [--fail-on-timeout]
guestcontrol
<vmname>|<uuid> exec[ute] --image <path to program> --username <name> [--passwordfile <file> | --password <password>] [--domain <domain>] [--verbose] [--timeout <msec>] [--environment "<NAME>=<VALUE> [<NAME>=<VALUE>]"] [--wait-exit] [--wait-stdout] [--wait-stderr] [--dos2unix] [--unix2dos] [-- [<argument1>] ... [<argumentN>]]
copyfrom <guest source> <host dest> --username <name> [--passwordfile <file> | --password <password>] [--domain <domain>] [--verbose] [--dryrun] [--follow] [--recursive]
copyto|cp <host source> <guest dest> --username <name> [--passwordfile <file> | --password <password>] [--domain <domain>] [--verbose] [--dryrun] [--follow] [--recursive]
createdir[ectory]|mkdir|md <guest directory>... --username <name> [--passwordfile <file> | --password <password>] [--domain <domain>] [--verbose] [--parents] [--mode <mode>]
stat <file>... --username <name> [--passwordfile <file> | --password <password>] [--domain <domain>] [--verbose]
updateadditions [--source <guest additions .ISO>] [--verbose] [--wait-start]
debugvm
<uuid>|<name> dumpguestcore --filename <name> | info <item> [args] | injectnmi | log [--release|--debug] <settings> ...| logdest [--release|--debug] <settings> ...| logflags [--release|--debug] <settings> ...| osdetect | osinfo | getregisters [--cpu <id>] <reg>|all ... | setregisters [--cpu <id>] <reg>=<value> ... | show [--human-readable|--sh-export|--sh-eval|
--cmd-set]
<logdbg-settings|logrel-settings> [[opt] what ...] |
statistics [--reset] [--pattern <pattern>] [--descriptions]
metrics
list [*|host|<vmname> [<metric_list>]]
(comma-separated)
metrics
setup [--period <seconds>] (default: 1) [--samples <count>] (default: 1) [--list] [*|host|<vmname> [<metric_list>]]
metrics
query [*|host|<vmname> [<metric_list>]]
metrics
enable [--list] [*|host|<vmname> [<metric_list>]]
metrics
disable [--list] [*|host|<vmname> [<metric_list>]]
metrics
collect [--period <seconds>] (default: 1) [--samples <count>] (default: 1) [--list] [--detach] [*|host|<vmname> [<metric_list>]]
hostonlyif
ipconfig <name> [--dhcp | --ip<ipv4> [--netmask<ipv4> (def: 255.255.255.0)] | --ipv6<ipv6> [--netmasklengthv6<length> (def: 64)]] create | remove <name>
dhcpserver
add|modify --netname <network_name> |
--ifname <hostonly_if_name>
[--ip <ip_address> --netmask <network_mask> --lowerip <lower_ip> --upperip <upper_ip>] [--enable | --disable]
dhcpserver
remove --netname <network_name> |
--ifname <hostonly_if_name>
extpack
install [--replace] <tarball> | uninstall [--force] <name> | cleanup