Ticket #8656 (closed enhancement: obsolete)
Some VM guest settings should be changeable for running VMs
|Reported by:||hartz||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.0.4||Keywords:||settings, GUI|
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.