Description:

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.
Last changelog:

2.5 1 month ago

- RemoteBox now only pops up a VirtualBox Extensions warning dialog on login,
for server operating systems that have them available but the extension pack
is not installed. Currently this is Linux, Solaris, Windows and MacOS X.
Others such as FreeBSD will just get a warning in the message log as there
are no VirtualBox extensions.
- Added support for setting the Audio driver of a guest when using a FreeBSD
server
- Improved the code which automatically adds the guest addition ISO to the VMM
on login which should prevent an error if the server does not provide a guest
additions ISO
- Added support for VNC. If your server has the VNC extension pack installed,
you can use VNC to connect to the guest displays instead of RDP. You must
install a VNC client on your RemoteBox machine and configured it as
appropriate in your preferences. TigerVNC is the default client
- The guest display icon now shows whether the server expects a VNC or RDP
connection when opening the display of guests.
- Added option to change the floppy drive type to 360k, 720k, 1.44MB, 2.88MB
15.6MB and 63.5MB.
- Added a button to assist with the automatic generation of serial port paths
- Fixed a bug causing the port path setting to be reset with the defaults
- Fixed audio support for Solaris servers. The SolAudio driver is non
functional in VirtualBox and has been replaced with OSS.

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2.5 1 month ago

- RemoteBox now only pops up a VirtualBox Extensions warning dialog on login,
for server operating systems that have them available but the extension pack
is not installed. Currently this is Linux, Solaris, Windows and MacOS X.
Others such as FreeBSD will just get a warning in the message log as there
are no VirtualBox extensions.
- Added support for setting the Audio driver of a guest when using a FreeBSD
server
- Improved the code which automatically adds the guest addition ISO to the VMM
on login which should prevent an error if the server does not provide a guest
additions ISO
- Added support for VNC. If your server has the VNC extension pack installed,
you can use VNC to connect to the guest displays instead of RDP. You must
install a VNC client on your RemoteBox machine and configured it as
appropriate in your preferences. TigerVNC is the default client
- The guest display icon now shows whether the server expects a VNC or RDP
connection when opening the display of guests.
- Added option to change the floppy drive type to 360k, 720k, 1.44MB, 2.88MB
15.6MB and 63.5MB.
- Added a button to assist with the automatic generation of serial port paths
- Fixed a bug causing the port path setting to be reset with the defaults
- Fixed audio support for Solaris servers. The SolAudio driver is non
functional in VirtualBox and has been replaced with OSS.

2.4 7 months ago

- RemoteBox now requires VirtualBox 5.2.x
- Updated guest icons
- Added option to enable/disable audio output from a guest
- Added option to enable/disable audio input to a guest
- Added option to record audio from the guest when capturing a video
- Added support for exporting appliances to Oracle Public Cloud Format 1.0
- Added ability to select a connection profile to use for automatically logging
in when starting up RemoteBox.
- Added option 'Release Keys' to clear any held keys in the case where a host
and guest's keyboard status may become out of sync.
- New guests now automatically have their audio output enabled
- Fixed: You now can't set video RAM to zero, even though VirtualBox reports
this as a valid minimum, the guest won't start.

2.3 1 year ago

- Implemented a connection profile manager and changed the connection dialog.
Passwords can optionally be saved, however if you're highly concerned about
security, the password can still be manually entered at connection time.
- Improved remote file choosers by remembering their last location throughout a
RemoteBox session.
- Added preference option to sort the guest list alphabetically or leave it in
natural order.
- Default RDP option now uses the FreeRDP new syntax unless previously
configured
- Added OS icon for Windows 2016
- Fixed regression when setting setting the auto start delay time for a guest,
it would get reset to 0
- When renaming the current snapshot, the new name would not be shown in the
guest list until refreshed. This has now been fixed.
- Various minor GUI tweaks

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