VirtualBox

Ticket #15432 (closed enhancement: invalid)

Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 18 months ago

'--type headless' is only documented for 'startvm' but is also needed on 'controlvm poweroff' and 'controlvm reset'

Reported by: ElCoyote Owned by:
Priority: major Component: documentation
Version: VirtualBox 5.0.20 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description

Hello,

I am modifying the OpenStack Ironic driver for VBOX so that it works on headless VirtualBox machines or when someone else is logged on at the console.

My patch review is here:  https://review.openstack.org/#/c/311278/6/ironic/drivers/modules/ssh.py

One of the biggest complaints from the reviewers stands as follows:


Line 160: %s' % vbox_headless_str, headless option is available only for startvm. Am I missing something  http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.0.0/UserManual.pdf


What is the stability of the '--type headless' arg to controvm and can you please make it documented?

Right now, with that patch. I am able to spawn a 16-node tripleo environement using VirtualBox as the Hypervisor and Linux as the host OS.

Thank you,

Regards,

Vincent S. Cojot

Change History

comment:1 Changed 18 months ago by frank

Sorry, I don't understand. --type headless is the way how to start a VM process. VBoxManage controlvm poweroff and VBoxManage controlvm reset can be used to power off or reset a VM but these commands don't need any --type headless option because the VM process is already running (either headless or not).

comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid
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