[vbox-dev] Python API unable to change NIC properties
al4321 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 16:37:02 PDT 2012
On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 2:23 AM, Armin Buescher <armbues at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all!
> I'm using the VirtualBox COM API to start/stop/control a bunch of VMs
> using a Python script.
> A functionality I don't get to work is change the properties of a
> network interface programmatically while the VM is running.
> The same functionality works using the commandline tool 'vboxmanage
> > vboxmanage controlvm VMNAME setlinkstate1 off
> In Python this code doesn't have any effect on the running machine:
> mgr = vboxapi.VirtualBoxManager(None, None)
> session = mgr.getSessionObject(vm.vbox)
> VBOX_INFO = VirtualBoxReflectionInfo(False)
> vm.machine.lockMachine(session, vboxapi.VBOX_INFO.LockType_Shared)
> adapter = session.machine.getNetworkAdapter(1)
> adapter.cableConnected = False
> Does this have something to do with the way the session I lock the
> session? I tried vboxshell.py with the same outcome.
> Thanks in advance! :)
Please take a look at the GNS3 code, in python. www.gns3.net
-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"
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