[vbox-dev] [PATCH] VDE native support for VirtualBox v0.1

James Lucas jimmy at secsme.org.au
Thu Apr 29 10:12:44 GMT 2010

In terms of adding it to VBoxManage, I'm guess that modifyvm --nic<1-N> needs to
be modified and the switch --vdenet<1-N> needs to be added.

VBoxManage modifyvm         <uuid|name>
                            [--vdenet<1-N> <network>|default]


Does VBoxManage controlvm --nic<1-N> also need to be modified? Not sure how the
network name would be set when changing the network while powered on.

I'm happy to have a go at this over the weekend, the API is there, just needs to
be exposed in VBoxManage.

- James

P.S. This list really needs to have reply-to set to vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
instead of the sender. Nearly posted to Klaus directly.

Quoting Klaus Espenlaub <Klaus.Espenlaub at Sun.COM>:

> Hi Alexey,
> Alexey Eremenko wrote:
> > Actually I would like to see it in GUI...
> > Having one more entry does not make the GUI _that_ heavy. This is
> > because the new VDE entry is not intrusive to the casual user
> > workflow.
> I disagree. Having entries which 98% of the user base will never use and 
> probably even more will never understand is bad UI design. If we'd 
> squeeze everything into the GUI "just because it's not _that_ heavy" 
> we'd end up being as unusable as the qemu GUI wrappers.
> We have lots of other features which are VBoxManage only (e.g. the 
> medium modes), as they'd just make the GUI harder to understand for the 
> vast majority of our users. Having everything in the GUI mainly 
> increases the possibilities of misconfiguring something by our average 
> user, which (somewhat to my surprise) has quite limited understanding of 
> how a PC works or how networks are configured properly.
> > If you want to make network choices more clear, you can can change
> > text "Attached to: NAT" to "Attached to: NAT (default)".
> Indicating that something is default doesn't really help the user 
> understand what it does.
> > As for the GUI in general, the new storage design is a bit too complex
> > (compared to what we had in 3.0.x), so this is the place to start
> > cleaning up the GUI, plus make GUI accessible.
> Repeating the criticism doesn't help us in any way. It doesn't give us 
> any more manpower.
> > See:
> > Feature-request: New Storage GUI: VM/Storage Settings, Wish #5811
> > Feature-request: New Storage GUI: The CD-ROM menu in VM, Wish #5813
> Klaus
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