Ticket #15432 (closed enhancement: invalid)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

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

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



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:

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

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,


Vincent S. Cojot

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years 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 6 years ago by frank

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