VBoxHeadless commands and their options are not necessarily easy and/or fast to type, I wrote a Perl script to automatize usual operations, in a similar way than the GUI does.
Supported features are :
- VM startup and shutdown.
- Mount / Unmount of ISO files.
- Creation / rollback / deletion of snapshots.
- Creation / complete deletion of virtual machines.
- By default, enable VNC acces on virtual machines.
The following parameters must be ajusted before using of the script :
#Script parameters my $VM_PATH="./"; # Default path for VMs. my $ISO_PATH="./"; # Default path of iso files. my $NET_IF="lo0"; # Name of host adapter shared / hostonly interface. my $DEFAULT_MEM=1024; # Default memory for new VM (MB). my $MIN_MEM=256; # Minimum mermory for new VM (MB). my $MAX_MEM=2048; # Maximum memory for new VM (MB). my $DEFAULT_DISK=20480; # Default disk size for new VM (MB). my $MIN_DISK=4096; # Minimum disk size for new VM (MB). my $MAX_DISK=40960; # Maximum disk size for new VM (MB).
Created guests are quite simple : one HDD, one drive for the ISO file, one NAT network interface and another on the same network as the guest (as done by default by the GUI).