RemoteBox is a graphical tool which lets you administer guests or virtual machines running under VirtualBox on a remote server or even your local machine if desired. You may, for example, have a root server on the Internet, a server at home, or a server at work running VirtualBox but want to have the convenience of managing the guests easily from your local machine. The virtual machines run in headless mode, which means you don't need an active graphical display on the server but you can still connect and view the displays of the guests. The goal of RemoteBox is to provide a GUI that should be familiar to VirtualBox users while allowing them to administer a remote installation of VirtualBox. It does this via the VirtualBox API and SOAP interface, which are exposed when running the VirtualBox Web service. You can also use RemoteBox simply as an alternative interface for managing VirtualBox on your local machine.
|Tags||virtualization virtualization Administration Network Remote Access remote desktop remote control|
|Operating Systems||Linux FreeBSD OpenBSD NetBSD Mac OS X Unix|
|Implementation||Perl GTK 2.x|
Release Notes: Most of a guest's settings can now be changed while the guest is running, reducing the inconvenience of needing to power off the guest. Screenshots can be taken of the guest and saved as PNG images. There are guest icons for Windows 2012 and Solaris 11 as well as status icons for each guest and storage icons on the edit window. Additional defaults are used when creating a new guest including 'recommendedChipset', 'recommendedAudioController', 'recommendedFloppy', and 'recommendedUSB'. There is an SSL certificate verification option. This release also has a number of minor bugfixes and GUI tweaks.
Release Notes: This version primarily concentrates on VirtualBox 4.2.x compatibility and dropping support for VirtualBox 4.1.x. Support for hot additional and removal of virtual CPUs from guests with operating systems that support it was implemented, along with support for QED, QCOW hard disk images, and physical DVD, CD, and floppy drives. Up to 8 network cards can now be configured per guest. Additional keyboard entries have been added for switching VTs on guests running very old versions of UNIX.
Release Notes: Major improvements to handling connection timeouts and invalid references, including a heartbeat to keep connections alive. USB devices can now be attached to or detached from the guest while it is running. An option has been added to view the startup logs for a guest; up to four logs can be viewed. You can now also set a screenshot as the guest's icon, rather than having the default operating system icon. File dialogs now let you select multiple files where appropriate, for example adding media to the VMM. There are several optimizations and tweaks to the GUI that should improve responsiveness.
Release Notes: This release has been rebased from GTK 2.16 to GTK 2.22 as the minimum version required, and has significant code optimizations. Support has been added for creating guest clones (Full, State, and Linked) and marking hard disk images as SSDs and DVD images as Live DVDs. The number of ports on a SATA controller can now be configured manually as well as manually controlling the port a medium is attached to. Support has been added for copying (including converting) hard disk images as well as setting their low-level type (Writethrough, Immutable, Multi-attach, etc.). Plus the usual plethora of GUI tweaks and minor bugfixes.
Release Notes: Support for several new disk image formats was added, including VMDK, VHD, and Parallels. Major changes were made to the networking configuration including support for generic drivers and setting promiscuous mode. Additional changes when showing guest information include the run-time operating system version and the version of guest additions currently running. Several bugs have also been fixed in this release.