[vbox-dev] How to get the current running IMachine instance inside a host service?

Josh Wright jshwright at gmail.com
Fri May 8 15:03:51 PDT 2009


What do you mean by "the" running VMs?

IVirtualBox::machines[] will give you a list of all the existing VMs,
you can then look at IMachine::state to see if they're running or not.

~JW

On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Huihong Luo <huisinro at yahoo.com> wrote:
> some clarification: Host service, I mean something like the
> VBoxSharedFolders or VBoxSharedClipboard service dll
>
> --- On Fri, 5/8/09, Huihong Luo <huisinro at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> From: Huihong Luo <huisinro at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] How to get the current running IMachine instance
> inside a host service?
> To: "Armindo Silva" <deathon2legs at gmail.com>
> Cc: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
> Date: Friday, May 8, 2009, 7:08 AM
>
> Thanks. Yes, we can get that info from command line, on linux or windows.
>
> I was wondering if there are better ways? for instance, the COM. If not,
> perhaps add a method to IVirtualBox, or pass some info to the host services
> on loading time.
>
> --- On Fri, 5/8/09, Armindo Silva <deathon2legs at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> From: Armindo Silva <deathon2legs at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] How to get the current running IMachine instance
> inside a host service?
> To: "Huihong Luo" <huisinro at yahoo.com>
> Cc: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
> Date: Friday, May 8, 2009, 6:27 AM
>
> On linux hosts:
>
> $ ps aux | grep -i virtual
> mndo     18797  0.0  0.0   5600  1808 ?        S    13:02   0:00
> /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxXPCOMIPCD
> mndo     19614  0.0  0.0   3336   884 pts/5    S+   14:24   0:00 grep -i
> virtual
> mndo     21477  0.0  0.2  13828  4256 ?        Sl   13:03   0:01
> /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxSVC --automate
> mndo     21485 20.2 24.4 631264 503028 ?       Sl   13:03  16:26
> /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox --comment WinXP --startvm
> 849a196c-2b64-4235-97ea-1a6722c79d96
>
> The last line have the name and the uuid.
> Don't have a windows host :|
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Cheers
>
> Armindo
>
>
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 6:21 PM, Huihong Luo <huisinro at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I am developping a shared service between host and guest. On host service
>> dll, I need to get some info about the current running vm. What is the
>> correct way of doing this? I couldn't figure out how to get the vm name or
>> vm uuid.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Huihong
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> vbox-dev mailing list
>> vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
>> http://vbox.innotek.de/mailman/listinfo/vbox-dev
>>
>>
>
>
>
> --
>
>
>
> --
> "The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture
> a little way past them into the impossible."
> Sir Arthur C. Clarke
>
> -----Inline Attachment Follows-----
>
> _______________________________________________
> vbox-dev mailing list
> vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
> http://vbox.innotek.de/mailman/listinfo/vbox-dev
>
> _______________________________________________
> vbox-dev mailing list
> vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
> http://vbox.innotek.de/mailman/listinfo/vbox-dev
>
>




More information about the vbox-dev mailing list