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VBoxRemote Announce

Postby crash0veride » 29. May 2010, 04:45

Due to a lack of resources development has ceased.
as of now vboxremote is dead
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Re: Announcing VBoxRemote

Postby Technologov » 29. May 2010, 18:29

Sounds good.

Have you looked at "vboxweb" service ? It is similar in spirit...

http://code.google.com/p/vboxweb/
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Re: Announcing VBoxRemote

Postby crash0veride » 29. May 2010, 22:16

vboxremote (dead)
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Re: Announcing VBoxRemote

Postby Perryg » 29. May 2010, 22:45

CrashOveride huh? Mess with the best die like the rest? Of course it is spelled a little different.
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Re: Announcing VBoxRemote

Postby achimha » 31. May 2010, 15:03

Main difference is that vboxweb is written in Python and at this time can only connect to a local VirtualBox instance (uses the Python bindings) whereas vboxremote is written in Java using Google Web Toolkit and uses the Web Services (SOAP) APIs.
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Re: Announcing VBoxRemote

Postby liangsuilong » 31. May 2010, 17:39

Another big difference with vboxweb is providing a web interface to manage VirtualBox enterprise features like teleportation and iSCSI.

VBoxRemote is a great thing to manage many VirtualBoxs on various of hosts in an simple interface. If it is enough stable, Will it merge into VirtualBox mainline branch?
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Re: Announcing VBoxRemote

Postby Technologov » 31. May 2010, 23:49

>If it is enough stable, Will it merge into VirtualBox mainline branch?

Very unlikely, because the focus is different.
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Re: Announcing VBoxRemote

Postby crash0veride » 3. Jun 2010, 18:27

See above update notes.
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Re: Announcing VBoxRemote

Postby Technologov » 3. Jun 2010, 18:47

Bugs:
1. http://code.google.com/p/vboxremote/wiki/InstallGuide
has link: http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/index.html/
it must be: http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/index.html

Overall experience:
Installation is way too hard.

I would like a single binary installer (at least for Windows host), that install everything on Windows platform:
1. VirtualBox
2. Web Server + Java Server (Tomcat?)
3. VBoxRemote
4. Guides + docs should be part of the package

ofc. it should have checkboxes, so users can skip installing already installed components.
The same reason that people don't want to mess with Qt libs when installing VirtualBox. It is part of the package.

Imagine, you would have to get separately Qt libs, separate VBox core, separate VBox GUI, separate Guest Additions, and separate documentation.
User base of VirtualBox would shrink by a factor of 10.
Currently only VirtualBox developer's SDK is a separate package, which is OK, because users don't use it anyway.

For UNIX hosts those package requirements can be relaxed.

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Re: Announcing VBoxRemote

Postby crash0veride » 3. Jun 2010, 19:09

vboxremote (dead)
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Re: Announcing VBoxRemote

Postby Technologov » 3. Jun 2010, 19:23

>Are you trying to consolidate to just one box running VBox+VBoxRemote and manage it remotely?

Small deployments are should be OK with one host.
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Re: Announcing VBoxRemote

Postby mumayuan » 3. Jun 2010, 21:22

How about we package OS independent contents in a zip file including:

1. VBoxRemote binary (war file)
2. Ready-to-use Jetty web server that already has VBoxRemote installed
3. Support documents

This way our vboxremote team provide one package for different OSes and avoid packaging VirtualBox which has a different release cycle.
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Re: VBoxRemote Announce

Postby rocon » 16. Jun 2010, 20:32

I've tried user/pass: testadmin/vboxrocks! and testuser/vboxrocks!

But the login fails and html is written to the screen behind the login boxes:

<html><head><title>Apache Tomcat/6.0.26 - Error report</title><style><!--H1 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:22px;} H2 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:16px;} H3 {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;font-size:14px;} BODY {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:black;background-color:white;} B {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;color:white;background-color:#525D76;} P {font-family:Tahoma,Arial,sans-serif;background:white;color:black;font-size:12px;}A {color : black;}A.name {color : black;}HR {color : #525D76;}--></style> </head><body><h1>HTTP Status 404 - </h1><HR size="1" noshade="noshade"><p><b>type</b> Status report</p><p><b>message</b> <u></u></p><p><b>description</b> <u>The requested resource () is not available.</u></p><HR size="1" noshade="noshade"><h3>Apache Tomcat/6.0.26</h3></body></html>

Any hot tips?
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Re: VBoxRemote Announce

Postby mumayuan » 16. Jun 2010, 22:29

One potential issue is that the war file is compiled with JDK1.6. So if the JRE is older than 1.6, the servlet is not loaded correctly in tomcat.
Can you check the JRE version of your tomcat? For example, you can check and modify the JRE_HOME setting in tomcat/bin/setenv.bat.

If that was not the case, can you try to find any error message about vboxremote in your tomcat log files?
You can post the error message or send the error log to mumayuan@gmail.com

Thanks!
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Re: VBoxRemote Announce

Postby TechGeek » 28. Jun 2010, 22:21

Couple points, which you may already have addressed or have planned. To use this in any enterprise (or public even) environment, the web interface have to be SSL. I cant deploy a web app that I log into without a secure connection. Your app should take advantage of PAM authentication on Linux, AD on Windows. I host VMs for many people. They dont get root access to the server, but they do need to be able to turn on/off their own machines. I am also not thrilled about Java, but if it runs well then its tolerable. I will try this out when I get a chance.
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