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VBoxManage - x86 virtualization solution

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NAME

VBoxManage - x86 virtualization solution

DESCRIPTION

Oracle VM VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface3 (C) 2005-2016 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| intnets|bridgedifs|hostonlyifs|natnets|dhcpservers| hostinfo|hostcpuids|hddbackends|hdds|dvds|floppies| usbhost|usbfilters|systemproperties|extpacks| groups|webcams|screenshotformats
showvminfo
<uuid|vmname> [--details] [--machinereadable]
showvminfo
<uuid|vmname> --log <idx>
registervm
<filename>
unregistervm
<uuid|vmname> [--delete]
createvm
--name <name> [--groups <group>, ...] [--ostype <ostype>] [--register] [--basefolder <path>] [--uuid <uuid>]
modifyvm
<uuid|vmname> [--name <name>] [--groups <group>, ...] [--description <desc>] [--ostype <ostype>] [--iconfile <filename>] [--memory <memorysize in MB>] [--pagefusion on|off] [--vram <vramsize in MB>] [--acpi on|off] [--pciattach 03:04.0] [--pciattach 03:04.0@02:01.0] [--pcidetach 03:04.0] [--ioapic on|off] [--hpet on|off] [--triplefaultreset on|off] [--apic on|off] [--x2apic on|off] [--paravirtprovider none|default|legacy|minimal|
hyperv|kvm]
[--paravirtdebug <key=value> [,<key=value> ...]] [--hwvirtex on|off] [--nestedpaging on|off] [--largepages on|off] [--vtxvpid on|off] [--vtxux on|off] [--pae on|off] [--longmode on|off] [--cpu-profile "host|Intel 80[86|286|386]"] [--cpuid-portability-level <0..3> [--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] [--graphicscontroller none|vboxvga|vmsvga] [--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] [--biosapic disabled|apic|x2apic] [--biossystemtimeoffset <msec>] [--biospxedebug on|off] [--boot<1-4> none|floppy|dvd|disk|net>] [--nic<1-N> none|null|nat|bridged|intnet|hostonly|
generic|natnetwork]
[--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>] [--nat-network<1-N> <network name>] [--nicgenericdrv<1-N> <driver> [--natnet<1-N> <network>|default] [--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|usbmultitouch] [--keyboard ps2|usb [--uart<1-N> off|<I/O base> <IRQ>] [--uartmode<1-N> disconnected|
server <pipe>|
client <pipe>| tcpserver <port>| tcpclient <hostname:port>| file <file>| <devicename>]
[--lpt<1-N> off|<I/O base> <IRQ>]
[--lptmode<1-N> <devicename>] [--guestmemoryballoon <balloonsize in MB>] [--audio none|null|oss|alsa|pulse] [--audiocontroller ac97|hda|sb16] [--audiocodec stac9700|ad1980|stac9221|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] [--usbxhci on|off] [--usbrename <oldname> <newname>] [--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] [--usbcardreader on|off] [--autostart-enabled on|off] [--autostart-delay <seconds>] [--videocap on|off] [--videocapscreens all|<screen ID> [<screen ID> ...]] [--videocapfile <filename>] [--videocapres <width> <height>] [--videocaprate <rate>] [--videocapfps <fps>] [--videocapmaxtime <ms>] [--videocapmaxsize <MB>] [--videocapopts <key=value> [,<key=value> ...]] [--defaultfrontend default|<name>]
clonevm
<uuid|vmname> [--snapshot <uuid>|<name>] [--mode machine|machineandchildren|all] [--options link|keepallmacs|keepnatmacs|
keepdisknames]
[--name <name>] [--groups <group>, ...] [--basefolder <basefolder>] [--uuid <uuid>] [--register]
import
<ovfname/ovaname> [--dry-run|-n] [--options keepallmacs|keepnatmacs|importtovdi] [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] [--iso] [--options manifest|iso|nomacs|nomacsbutnat] [--vsys <number of virtual system>]
[--product <product name>]
[--producturl <product url>] [--vendor <vendor name>] [--vendorurl <vendor url>] [--version <version info>] [--description <description info>] [--eula <license text>] [--eulafile <filename>]
startvm
<uuid|vmname>... [--type gui|sdl|headless|separate]
controlvm
<uuid|vmname> pause|resume|reset|poweroff|savestate| acpipowerbutton|acpisleepbutton| keyboardputscancode <hex> [<hex> ...]| setlinkstate<1-N> on|off | nic<1-N> null|nat|bridged|intnet|hostonly|generic|
natnetwork [<devicename>] |
nictrace<1-N> on|off | nictracefile<1-N> <filename> | nicproperty<1-N> name=[value] | nicpromisc<1-N> deny|allow-vms|allow-all | natpf<1-N> [<rulename>],tcp|udp,[<hostip>],
<hostport>,[<guestip>],<guestport> |
natpf<1-N> delete <rulename> | guestmemoryballoon <balloonsize in MB> | usbattach <uuid>|<address>
[--capturefile <filename>] |
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] |
videocap on|off | videocapscreens all|none|<screen>,[<screen>...] | videocapfile <file> videocapres <width>x<height> videocaprate <rate> videocapfps <fps> videocapmaxtime <ms> videocapmaxsize <MB> 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> webcam <attach [path [settings]]> | <detach [path]> | <list> addencpassword <id>
<password file>|-
[--removeonsuspend <yes|no>]
removeencpassword <id>
removeallencpasswords
discardstate
<uuid|vmname>
adoptstate
<uuid|vmname> <state_file>
snapshot
<uuid|vmname> take <name> [--description <desc>] [--live]
[--uniquename Number,Timestamp,Space,Force] |
delete <uuid|snapname> | restore <uuid|snapname> | restorecurrent | edit <uuid|snapname>|--current
[--name <name>]
[--description <desc>] |
list [--details|--machinereadable]
showvminfo <uuid|snapname>
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] [--hotpluggable 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|pcie] [--controller LSILogic|LSILogicSAS|BusLogic|
IntelAHCI|PIIX3|PIIX4|ICH6|I82078|NVMe]
[--portcount <1-n>] [--hostiocache on|off] [--bootable on|off] [--rename <name>] [--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)
showmediuminfo
[disk|dvd|floppy] <uuid|filename>
createmedium
[disk|dvd|floppy] --filename <filename> [--size <megabytes>|--sizebyte <bytes>] [--diffparent <uuid>|<filename> [--format VDI|VMDK|VHD] (default: VDI) [--variant Standard,Fixed,Split2G,Stream,ESX]
modifymedium
[disk|dvd|floppy] <uuid|filename> [--type normal|writethrough|immutable|shareable|
readonly|multiattach]
[--autoreset on|off] [--property <name=[value]>] [--compact] [--resize <megabytes>|--resizebyte <bytes>] [--move <full path to a new location>]
clonemedium
[disk|dvd|floppy] <uuid|inputfile> <uuid|outputfile> [--format VDI|VMDK|VHD|RAW|<other>] [--variant Standard,Fixed,Split2G,Stream,ESX] [--existing]
mediumproperty
[disk|dvd|floppy] set <uuid|filename> <property> <value>
[disk|dvd|floppy] get <uuid|filename>
<property>
[disk|dvd|floppy] delete <uuid|filename>
<property>
encryptmedium
<uuid|filename> [--newpassword <file>|-] [--oldpassword <file>|-] [--cipher <cipher identifier>] [--newpasswordid <password identifier>]
checkmediumpwd
<uuid|filename> <pwd file>|-
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|vmname> <key>|enumerate
setextradata
global|<uuid|vmname> <key> [<value>] (no value deletes key)
setproperty
machinefolder default|<folder> | hwvirtexclusive on|off | vrdeauthlibrary default|<library> | websrvauthlibrary default|null|<library> | vrdeextpack null|<library> | autostartdbpath null|<folder> | loghistorycount <value> defaultfrontend default|<name> logginglevel <log setting>
usbfilter
add <index,0-N> --target <uuid|vmname>|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|vmname>|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|vmname>|global
sharedfolder
add <uuid|vmname> --name <name> --hostpath <hostpath> [--transient] [--readonly] [--automount]
sharedfolder
remove <uuid|vmname> --name <name> [--transient]
guestproperty
get <uuid|vmname> <property> [--verbose]
guestproperty
set <uuid|vmname> <property> [<value> [--flags <flags>]]
guestproperty
delete|unset <uuid|vmname> <property>
guestproperty
enumerate <uuid|vmname> [--patterns <patterns>]
guestproperty
wait <uuid|vmname> <patterns> [--timeout <msec>] [--fail-on-timeout]
guestcontrol
<uuid|vmname> [--verbose|-v] [--quiet|-q]
[--username <name>] [--domain <domain>]
[--passwordfile <file> | --password <password>]
run [common-options]
[--exe <path to executable>] [--timeout <msec>] [-E|--putenv <NAME>[=<VALUE>]] [--unquoted-args] [--ignore-operhaned-processes] [--no-profile] [--no-wait-stdout|--wait-stdout] [--no-wait-stderr|--wait-stderr] [--dos2unix] [--unix2dos] -- <program/arg0> [argument1] ... [argumentN]]
start [common-options]
[--exe <path to executable>] [--timeout <msec>] [-E|--putenv <NAME>[=<VALUE>]] [--unquoted-args] [--ignore-operhaned-processes] [--no-profile] -- <program/arg0> [argument1] ... [argumentN]]
copyfrom [common-options]
[--dryrun] [--follow] [-R|--recursive] <guest-src0> [guest-src1 [...]] <host-dst>
copyfrom [common-options]
[--dryrun] [--follow] [-R|--recursive] [--target-directory <host-dst-dir>] <guest-src0> [guest-src1 [...]]
copyto [common-options]
[--dryrun] [--follow] [-R|--recursive] <host-src0> [host-src1 [...]] <guest-dst>
copyto [common-options]
[--dryrun] [--follow] [-R|--recursive] [--target-directory <guest-dst>] <host-src0> [host-src1 [...]]
mkdir|createdir[ectory] [common-options]
[--parents] [--mode <mode>] <guest directory> [...]
rmdir|removedir[ectory] [common-options]
[-R|--recursive] <guest directory> [...]
removefile|rm [common-options] [-f|--force]
<guest file> [...]
mv|move|ren[ame] [common-options]
<source> [source1 [...]] <dest>
mktemp|createtemp[orary] [common-options]
[--secure] [--mode <mode>] [--tmpdir <directory>] <template>
stat [common-options]
<file> [...]
guestcontrol
<uuid|vmname> [--verbose|-v] [--quiet|-q]
list <all|sessions|processes|files> [common-opts]
closeprocess [common-options]
< --session-id <ID>
| --session-name <name or pattern>
<PID1> [PID1 [...]]
closesession [common-options]
< --all | --session-id <ID>
| --session-name <name or pattern> >
updatega|updateguestadditions|updateadditions
[--source <guest additions .ISO>] [--wait-start] [common-options] [-- [<argument1>] ... [<argumentN>]]
watch [common-options]
debugvm
<uuid|vmname> dumpvmcore --filename <name> | dumpgueststack [--cpu <id>] info <item> [args] | injectnmi | log [--release|--debug] <settings> ...| logdest [--release|--debug] <settings> ...| logflags [--release|--debug] <settings> ...| osdetect | osinfo | osdmesg [--lines|-n <N>] | 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>]]
natnetwork
add --netname <name> --network <network> [--enable|--disable] [--dhcp on|off] [--port-forward-4 <rule>] [--loopback-4 <rule>] [--ipv6 on|off] [--port-forward-6 <rule>] [--loopback-6 <rule>]
natnetwork
remove --netname <name>
natnetwork
modify --netname <name> [--network <network>] [--enable|--disable] [--dhcp on|off] [--port-forward-4 <rule>] [--loopback-4 <rule>] [--ipv6 on|off] [--port-forward-6 <rule>] [--loopback-6 <rule>]
natnetwork
start --netname <name>
natnetwork
stop --netname <name>
natnetwork
list [<pattern>]
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>
usbdevsource
add <source name> --backend <backend> --address <address>
usbdevsource
remove <source name>
Introspection and guest debugging: VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> dumpvmcore [--filename=name] VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> dumpgueststack [--cpu=id] VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> info <item> [args...] VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> injectnmi VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> log [[--release] | [--debug]]
[group-settings...]
VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> logdest [[--release] | [--debug]]
[destinations...]
VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> logflags [[--release] | [--debug]] [flags...] VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> osdetect VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> osinfo VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> osdmesg [--lines=lines] VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> getregisters [--cpu=id] [reg-set.reg-name...] VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> setregisters [--cpu=id]
[reg-set.reg-name=value...]
VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> show [[--human-readable] | [--sh-export] |
[--sh-eval] | [--cmd-set]] [settings-item...]
VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> statistics [--reset] [--descriptions]
[--pattern=pattern]
Extension package management:
VBoxManage extpack install [--replace] <tarball> VBoxManage extpack uninstall [--force] <name> VBoxManage extpack cleanup
June 2016 VBoxManage