Ticket #8324 (new enhancement)
Windows Host shutdown -any guests running stop windows from shuting down correctly
|Reported by:||stormforce5||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.0.2||Keywords:||auto shutdown / save state guests as host reboots|
Is there a way to improve the shutdown of guests on a windows host which is performing a shutdown / reboot.
the only way to reboot a windows host (ie for windows updates) is to use vboxtray which detects the reboot and auto-saves state of the guests...
I'm running 2 guests on a windows server which I can only get to remotely... as soon as I issue a restart (or windows udpates do) it kills my remote connection but the server is left hanging there as it cannot shutdown the guest's running on it. I end up having to get someone to manually click close / force reboot etc,etc to get the host server to shutdown / reboot.
the server can reboot / shutdown automatically for various resaons such as a UPS shutting the server down after a power cut...
as I say vboxtray manages to just about get round this by auto-save state but surely virtualbox host or guest apps could do with a settings that detects host shutdown (whether guest is in GUI or headless mode) and does a save state as a default and helps the windows host do a clean shutdown / reboot???
I have this problem on all version of VB since I started using it on 3.2.6 and I've tried it on different HOST machines - win xp pro, win 7 biz, server 2003 64bit.
Without vboxtray we wouldn't have a get round solution, which sort of works but I find that vboxtray sometimes closes on the tray so can fall over too sometimes.
can this be added as a feature request for windows hosts please