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VirtualBox – Open Source Virtual Machine

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VirtualBox allow you to run virtual machines on your computer. It is an Open Source software supported by Oracle.

Using Commandline

VirtualBox comes with command line tool VBoxManage.

To list all virtual machines on your computer, run

boby@hon-pc-01:~ $ VBoxManage  list vms
"OpenNebula-5.2-Sandbox-VBOX" {0c10ac37-ce93-4628-b899-84d1c880b447}
boby@hon-pc-01:~ $ 

To start virtual machine from command line, run

boby@hon-pc-01:~ $ VBoxManage startvm  0c10ac37-ce93-4628-b899-84d1c880b447
Waiting for VM "0c10ac37-ce93-4628-b899-84d1c880b447" to power on...
VM "0c10ac37-ce93-4628-b899-84d1c880b447" has been successfully started.
boby@hon-pc-01:~ $ 

To see list of running virtual machines

boby@hon-pc-01:~ $ VBoxManage list runningvms
"OpenNebula-5.2-Sandbox-VBOX" {0c10ac37-ce93-4628-b899-84d1c880b447}
boby@hon-pc-01:~ $ 

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