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Controlling VirtualBox machine settings from guest system

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As I found from documentation and source code, theres no possibility to modify machine settings from guest system.

I want to patch VB to treat certain guestproperties as settings - hence well have ability (using VBoxControl) to change RAM amount for example, from guest system (now instantly of course, but after reboot).

Do I think right way about guestproperties? Maybe there exists some more appropriate way to do it?

posted Oct 28, 2013 by Sheetal Chauhan

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You could do it from the guest system via the virtualbox webservice that comes with VirtualBox which exposes the API making it accessible over the network for example, including guests running within that VirtualBox instance. You can then write your own scripts or use one of the several 3rd party utilities.

answer Oct 28, 2013 by Naveena Garg
Yeah, webservice is good idea, thanks!

The aim is to provide such interface without any preparations on host (starting web service or other).. just using with Guest Additions.
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