[vbox-dev] How to poweroff a VM THROUGH WebServic API

Achim Hasenmueller achim at sun.com
Fri Jan 15 00:10:58 PST 2010

You can check this example in Python (not using SOAP but the semantics are identical): http://code.google.com/p/vboxweb/source/browse/trunk/VBoxWebSrv.py

Basically you have to open a session on the VM (OpenExistingSession for a running VM) and then get the Console object of the Session and perform the poweroff operation on the console object.

I recommend reading the SDK manual (download the SDK from virtualbox.org) and having a look at the source code of VBoxManage: http://www.virtualbox.org/browser/trunk/src/VBox/Frontends/VBoxManage


On Jan 15, 2010, at 6:03 , AMARNATH, Balachandar wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am a new comer to this mailing list as well as Virtual Box. I was writing simple programs using Virtual Box Web Service API to poweron a particular VM, get the state. But i am not able to find suitable API to poweroff the same. Please help me out of this issue, i am looking after this for more than a day. :(
> thanks in advance
> Bala
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