Ticket #8656 (closed enhancement: obsolete)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Some VM guest settings should be changeable for running VMs

Reported by: hartz Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords: settings, GUI
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Some settings could to be changeable even for a running VM.

A number of existing bug reports, particularly #1551, refers to the Description field.

A bug report (#7259) requested the functionality to add virtual disks to a running VM.

Some related functionality exists to do this indirectly, eg the Network interfaces can be modified on a running VM, USB devices can be added/removed, removable media can be "mounted", etc.

I have opened related ticket nr #8654 for access to settings in a "delayed-commit" mode when a VM is running. Even just a Read-only view of the settings would be better than what we have now (ref request nr #8655).

Some things which may be useful to be able to change on a running VM includes (from the top of my head):

  • NAT related settings
  • Amount of RAM allocated.
  • Enable/Switch between local and remote display

Other people may be able to think of more.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Technologov

+1. Would be nice.


comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

NAT changings are changable at runtime, changing RAM would be RAM-hotplugging.

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