VirtualBox

Ticket #1019 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

[feature request] virt-manager for VirtualBox

Reported by: markba Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.4 Keywords: virt-manager gui management console
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

Virt-manager is a graphical console for managing vm's, just like VMware-server has. It's open source and will be included in Ubuntu Hardy ( https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuVirtualisationHostSpec).

This is currently lacking for the vb-product. If you want to have headless vm's (start them up in vrdp-mode), there should be a way to control them efficiently. Also, not be able to see any output of the vm's (especially during booting) other than adding manually a vnc-server into the session it self is in my opinion a major feature gap. Also in this, virt-manager provides a solution by providing an embedded vnc-server.  http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/

Currently, several other virtualisation products like vmware, xen are supported, but not vb. Is there any change vb is included in the supported vm-engines?

Note: also supported is qemu and because vb is partially based on qemu, this should not be very difficult?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by markba

Type should be 'enhancement', saw this too late, please change.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

  • Summary changed from virt-manager for vb? to [feature request] virt-manager for vb?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

We might consider that in the future. However, my experience with virt-manager isn't exactly positive (crashes 50 times per day in OpenSuse 10.3).

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by sandervl73

  • Priority changed from major to minor

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by markba

As I see, the priority has been changed to minor, probably meening we will not see this request filled in very soon. Are there any alternatives for virt-manager?

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by markba

From the request:

Also, not be able to see any output of the vm's (especially during booting) other than adding manually a vnc-server into the session it self is in my opinion a major feature gap. Also in this, virt-manager provides a solution by providing an embedded vnc-server.

This part is obsolete as this can be accomplished with vrdp.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from [feature request] virt-manager for vb? to [feature request] virt-manager for VirtualBox

Note that VBox has libvirt bindings for a while now.

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

I don't understand one thing: if libvirt supports VBox, why virt-manager doesn't ?

markba: you should open a bug report on "virt-manager", and drop a link here.

vbox team: Please close this wish, as this is beyond the scope of this project.

-Technologov

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