Ticket #4462 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Vbox needs to support DMI Chassis response

Reported by: virtual69 Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.0 Keywords: DMI chassis enclosure
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


VirtualBox supports several DMI BIOS settings such as Vendor, Product, etc. VBox also needs to support the DMI chassis/Enclosure setting. Vbox currently returns the empty string. VMWare returns a 1 (for other). Other numbers relate to chassis types such "tower" "laptop" "slim", etc.

We need this in order to make our VirtualBox instances look like VMWare instances to our Corporate Windows installer, otherwise we are stuck with using VMWare until the enclosure/chassis DMI query can return an actual value.

Here is an example VBS script:

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by frank

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

Fixed some time ago, VBox 4.0.4 provides a chassis type 1.

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