VBoxManage

DESCRIPTION

Oracle VM VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface (C) 2005-2019 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 [@<response-file>] load arguments from the given response file (bourne style)

Commands:

list [--long|-l] [--sorted|-s]

vms|runningvms|ostypes|hostdvds|hostfloppies|

intnets|bridgedifs|hostonlyifs|natnets|dhcpservers|

hostinfo|hostcpuids|hddbackends|hdds|dvds|floppies| usbhost|usbfilters|systemproperties|extpacks| groups|webcams|screenshotformats|cloudproviders| cloudprofiles

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>] [--default]

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] [--ibpb-on-vm-exit on|off] [--ibpb-on-vm-entry on|off] [--spec-ctrl on|off] [--l1d-flush-on-sched on|off] [--l1d-flush-on-vm-entry on|off] [--nested-hw-virt on|off] [--cpu-profile "host|Intel 80[86|286|386]"] [--cpuid-portability-level <0..3> [--cpuid-set <leaf[:subleaf]> <eax> <ebx> <ecx> <edx>] [--cpuid-remove <leaf[:subleaf]>] [--cpuidremoveall] [--hardwareuuid <uuid>] [--cpus <number>] [--cpuhotplug on|off] [--plugcpu <id>] [--unplugcpu <id>] [--cpuexecutioncap <1-100>] [--rtcuseutc on|off] [--graphicscontroller none|vboxvga|vmsvga|vboxsvga] [--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>]

[--uarttype<1-N> 16450|16550A|16750

[--lpt<1-N> off|<I/O base> <IRQ>] [--lptmode<1-N> <devicename>] [--guestmemoryballoon <balloonsize in MB>] [--audio none|null|oss|alsa|pulse] [--audioin on|off] [--audioout on|off] [--audiocontroller ac97|hda|sb16] [--audiocodec stac9700|ad1980|stac9221|sb16] [--clipboard disabled|hosttoguest|guesttohost|

bidirectional]

[--draganddrop disabled|hosttoguest|guesttohost|

bidirectional]

[--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>] [--usbohci 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>] [--recording on|off] [--recording screens all|<screen ID> [<screen ID> ...]] [--recording filename <filename>] [--recording videores <width> <height>] [--recording videorate <rate>] [--recording videofps <fps>] [--recording maxtime <s>] [--recording maxfilesize <MB>] [--recording opts <key=value> [,<key=value> ...]] [--defaultfrontend default|<name>]

clonevm

<uuid|vmname> [--snapshot <uuid>|<name>] [--mode machine|machineandchildren|all] [--options link|keepallmacs|keepnatmacs|

keepdisknames|keephwuuids]

[--name <name>] [--groups <group>, ...] [--basefolder <basefolder>] [--uuid <uuid>] [--register]

movevm

<uuid|vmname> --type basic [--folder <path>]

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/tar.gz> [--legacy09|--ovf09|--ovf10|--ovf20|--opc10] [--manifest] [--iso] [--options manifest|iso|nomacs|nomacsbutnat] [--vsys <number of virtual system>]

[--vmname <name>]

[--product <product name>] [--producturl <product url>] [--vendor <vendor name>] [--vendorurl <vendor url>] [--version <version info>] [--description <description info>] [--eula <license text>] [--eulafile <filename>]

[--cloud <number of virtual system>]

[--vmname <name>] [--cloudprofile <cloud profile name>] [--cloudshape <shape>] [--clouddomain <domain>] [--clouddisksize <disk size in GB>] [--cloudbucket <bucket name>] [--cloudocivcn <OCI vcn id>] [--cloudocisubnet <OCI subnet id>] [--cloudkeepobject <true/false>] [--cloudlaunchinstance <true/false>] [--cloudpublicip <true/false>]

startvm

<uuid|vmname>... [--type gui|sdl|headless|separate] [-E|--putenv <NAME>[=<VALUE>]]

controlvm

<uuid|vmname> pause|resume|reset|poweroff|savestate| acpipowerbutton|acpisleepbutton| keyboardputscancode <hex> [<hex> ...]| keyboardputstring <string1> [<string2> ...]| keyboardputfile <filename>| 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> | audioin on|off | audioout on|off | clipboard disabled|hosttoguest|guesttohost|

bidirectional |

draganddrop disabled|hosttoguest|guesttohost|

bidirectional |

vrde on|off | vrdeport <port> | vrdeproperty <name=[value]> | vrdevideochannelquality <percent> | setvideomodehint <xres> <yres> <bpp>

[[<display>] [<enabled:yes|no> |

[<xorigin> <yorigin>]]] |

setscreenlayout <display> on|primary <xorigin> <yorigin> <xres> <yres> <bpp> | off

screenshotpng <file> [display] | recording on|off | recording screens all|none|<screen>,[<screen>...] | recording filename <file> | recording videores <width>x<height> | recording videorate <rate> | recording videofps <fps> | recording maxtime <s> | recording maxfilesize <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 changeuartmode<1-N> disconnected|

server <pipe>|

client <pipe>| tcpserver <port>| tcpclient <hostname:port>| file <file>| <devicename>]

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>] [--passwordfile <file>] [--initiator <initiator>] [--intnet]

storagectl

<uuid|vmname> --name <name> [--add ide|sata|scsi|floppy|sas|usb|pcie] [--controller LSILogic|LSILogicSAS|BusLogic|

IntelAHCI|PIIX3|PIIX4|ICH6|I82078|

[ USB|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,

Formatted]

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 <path>] [--setlocation <path>] [--description <description string>]

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> proxymode system|noproxy|manual proxyurl <url>

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] [--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] [--profile] -- <program/arg0> [argument1] ... [argumentN]]

copyfrom [common-options]

[--follow] [-R|--recursive] <guest-src0> [guest-src1 [...]] <host-dst>

copyfrom [common-options]

[--follow] [-R|--recursive] [--target-directory <host-dst-dir>] <guest-src0> [guest-src1 [...]]

copyto [common-options]

[--follow] [-R|--recursive] <host-src0> [host-src1 [...]] <guest-dst>

copyto [common-options]

[--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]

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] [--options [--vm <name> --nic <1-N>]

--id <number> [--value <string> | --remove]]

(multiple options allowed after --options)

dhcpserver

remove --netname <network_name> |

--ifname <hostonly_if_name>

usbdevsource

add <source name> --backend <backend> --address <address>

usbdevsource

remove <source name>

Medium content access:

VBoxManage mediumio <[--disk=uuid|filename] | [--dvd=uuid|filename] | [--floppy=uuid|filename]> [--password-file-|filename] formatfat [--quick]

VBoxManage mediumio <[--disk=uuid|filename] | [--dvd=uuid|filename] | [--floppy=uuid|filename]> [--password-file-|filename] cat [--hex] [--offset=byte-offset] [--size=bytes] [--output=-|filename]

VBoxManage mediumio <[--disk=uuid|filename] | [--dvd=uuid|filename] | [--floppy=uuid|filename]> [--password-file-|filename] stream [--format=image-format] [--variant=image-variant] [--output=-|filename]

Introspection and guest debugging:

VBoxManage debugvm <uuid|vmname> dumpvmcore [--filename=name]

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> stack [--cpu=id]

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

Unattended guest OS installation:

VBoxManage unattended detect <--iso=install-iso> [--machine-readable]

VBoxManage unattended install <uuid|vmname> <--iso=install-iso> [--user=login] [--password=password] [--password-file=file] [--full-user-name=name] [--key=product-key] [--install-additions]

[--no-install-additions] [--additions-iso=add-iso] [--install-txs] [--no-install-txs] [--validation-kit-iso=testing-iso] [--locale=ll_CC] [--country=CC] [--time-zone=tz] [--hostname=fqdn] [--package-selection-adjustment=keyword] [--dry-run] [--auxiliary-base-path=path] [--image-index=number] [--script-template=file] [--post-install-template=file] [--post-install-command=command] [--extra-install-kernel-parameters=params] [--language=lang] [--start-vm=session-type]

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