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1. Intro

This is a list of command line commands I've found useful.

Use these commands to eg ssh into a server and start a VM there.

I use this to start a remote virtualized pihole instance on my main server from my workstation.

 

 

2. The list

In no particular order.

 

Resize vdi-file

# vboxmanage modifyhd "/full/path/to/virtualdisk.vdi" --resize 40960

 

List VMs

# vboxmanage list vms

 

List running VMs

# vboxmanage list runningvms
"Ubuntu 16.04 Server x64 LTS" {bc9819d4-c39b-47d0-ac27-5cda8ab57419}​

Use the UID between the curly brackets to start a VM headless, see below.

 

Shut down a VM

# vboxmanage controlvm "vm" poweroff

 

Start a VM with GUI

# vboxmanage startvm "vm" --type gui

 

Start a VM headless (no GUI)

# vboxheadless --startvm bc9819d4-c39b-47d0-ac27-5cda8ab57419 &

 

More to come...

 

 

3. Sources

The interweb