Minimum required GTK 2.x
|Submitted: Jun 12 2010|
Updated: Jun 9 2014
RemoteBox is a graphical tool (GTK) writeen in Perl, 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 whist 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 (i.e. vboxwebsrv). You can also use RemoteBox simply as an 'alternative' interface for managing VirtualBox on your local machine.
RemoteBox runs on a variety of operating systems including Linux, *BSD and MacOS X and the server can run any operating system supported by VirtualBox.
- Minor update to fix a SOAP versioning bug experienced by some users
- Bundle an .appdata.xml file for packagers which wish to use it
- Added option to automatically start chosen guests when the host system boots.
This requires some server side configuration before it can be used. Consult
the RemoteBox manual for more information.
- Added option to set the start delay on an autostarting guest so that guests
can be started up in a specific sequence if required.
- Added option to set the shutdown type on a guest when the host is shutdown
- Added VirtualBox preference to set the location of the autostart database
- Snapshot Tree: Moved 'current state' underneath the most recent snapshot in
- Added state icons to the snapshot list, which indicate if a snapshot is an
online or offline snapshot
- Optimized list handling in several places which should improve performance
and remember selections on list refreshes where practical.
- Added additional information when a storage medium is selected in the VMM
- Added additional guest keyboard shortcuts, Ctrl-Alt-(F4, F5, F6, F8, F9,
- Added ability to add, remove and edit NAT Networks via the VirtualBox
preferences menu item. Port forwarding rules must be configured elsewhere
for the moment.
- Added option to set the network attachment type in the guest settings to
'NAT Network'. These are named NAT networks which are subtly different to
- Added option to set the snapshot folder location for a guest
- Added OS icons for various editions of MacOS X.
- Added support for guest groups. Groups are shown in a tree-fashion which is
somewhat visually different to VirtualBox. Setting guest groups is fairly
rudimentary at the moment requiring you to enter the group in the form of
- Added 'Expand All Groups' and 'Collapse All Groups' buttons. The last used
button is remembered for subsequent refreshes of the guest list
- Fixed some Windows guest icons.
- Fixed a bug when creating Host-Only networks. An associated virtual DHCP
server wasn't getting created which would cause invalid object references and
ultimately made the Host-Only network feature useless.
- Fixed a bug when entering folders in the remote file chooser that denied
permission but the location was still updated. Now also warns that you
don't have permission to enter that folder
- Fixed a bug where a medium would be masked out in lists if another medium
with the same name existed.
- Fixed a bug where the Video Memory could get erroneously pegged to 1MB on
the first opening on the settings dialog.
- Inaccessible guests are now filtered from the list of guests and a warning
issued in the message log. RemoteBox has never handled inaccessible guests
well and for the most part the cause is generally the user manipulating
guests without VirtualBox's knowledge.
- Various GUI tweaks