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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby dangling » 29. Nov 2010, 16:55

Hello,

I am using savestate with timeout set to 50000. I am also getting error 1053 when closing 2 vm's I have changed the reg key to 50000.

I was wondering if it was possible to have two services one for each vm rather than a single service running 2 vm's. Can I simply duplicate the vms directory and create a new service?. this would be useful for me as I need to stop and start the services independently.
thanks
Paul
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby AllenL » 30. Nov 2010, 20:35

Hello Paul,

Am just dropping by to check any new updates on the VboxVmService.

Saw your post. I do not know your objective by running 2 services at the same time but are you aware that the VBoxVmService can start and stop individual VMs thru the command line via the -sd n (shutdown) & -su n (startup) command (n=VM number)? I believe these commands should do, if I understand your concerns correctly.

For the savestate timeout, I guess you need to set this VM delay value much shorter than the registry value, giving enough time for your VMs to shutdown/savestate before Windows kicks-in to terminate the VM. As I understand in your setting (VM delay=registry delay), you will get the 1053 error like I did. I had my VM delay = registry delay before as well at 20s.
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby FB2000 » 24. Dec 2010, 04:59

VBoxVmService 2.1 - Codename: "Reindeer" has arrived.

Read the announcement here:

LINK: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=8595#p167819[/quote]
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby mattz » 24. Dec 2010, 16:08

PLEASE NOTE THAT REINDEER HAS NOT BEEN TESTED OR APPROVED FOR VIRTUALBOX 4.0 SO FAR.
SO FOR NOW AND UNTIL WE APPROVE VIRTUALBOX 4.0 TO WORK WITH VBOXVMSERVICE 2.1 REINDEER, YOU WILL USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

-- Merry Christmas to all of you! Mattz
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby stephanick » 27. Dec 2010, 07:02

tried out the vboxvmservice 2.1 Reindeer on windows 7 x64 WITH the LATEST virtual box 4.0.0
Service starts up and stops nicely, but a virtual machine never gets started. The only thing suspicious that I can detect in the log file is the following:

12/26/2010, 20:31:52 - Running coomand: '-nologo modifyvm "vZing" --vrdpport 3002'.
12/26/2010, 20:31:52 - Running coomand: '-nologo startvm "vZing" --type vrdp'.
12/26/2010, 20:31:52 - Unknown VM index number. Are you sure it is defined in the VBoxVmService.ini file?
12/26/2010, 20:32:07 - Received control command: start 0

All the information about each available VM gets dumped just fine, but the following command:

VmServiceControl.exe -su 0

produces the same issue.

If anyone has any ideas, I will experiment.....
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby FB2000 » 27. Dec 2010, 08:50

The released Reindeer version doesn't work with VirtualBox 4.0.0, due to changes on command line switches happened on 4.0.

VBoxVmService SVN revision 50 fixed that. It is not released, yet. To use it, you'll need to check out the executable files from SVN.
See instructions of using SVN at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vboxvmservice/develop.
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby stephanick » 28. Dec 2010, 03:20

Beauty! Thanks for the tip. Checked out, copied, executed, worked like a champ. Ship it!
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby DavidN » 4. Jan 2011, 16:54

Version 50 is working for me, although I am getting an "Unknown VM index number" message in the log. However, both the VirtualBox GUI and VBoxManage don't report the VM as running. Is that a VirtualBox bug? Is it because the service runs as the system user? Shouldn't the status of a VM be global?
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby ydol » 5. Jan 2011, 04:02

I'm successfully starting VMs as services, but I get the same "Unknown VM index number" message and the services are not indicated in the GUI. One of the VMs does not appear to be logging into the network, I can't find it's IP address. The mac address in the configuration does not show up as having received a IP lease. Any idea why this might be?
thanks.
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby FB2000 » 5. Jan 2011, 10:22

As long as VMs can start up, "Unknown VM index number" message is nothing to worry about. We are working on better way to make VirtualBox GUI and VBoxManage aware of VMs started by VBoxVmService, but so far don't have much progress, yet.

ydol, I have no idea why other VMs can get IP except one. I would suggest remove all other VMs from VBoxVmService.ini first and debug.
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby DavidN » 5. Jan 2011, 19:11

If you execute VBoxManage as Local System it will show the VMs started by VBoxVmService as running. I think it's a defect in VB that running status is not visible to all users and I submitted a ticket.

I hope this gets fixed, but meanwhile, I think VBoxVmService could work around the problem by having an Owner or User setting for each VM in the ini file and impersonating that user when the VM is started instead of starting the VM as Local System.
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby ydol » 5. Jan 2011, 23:15

Thanks for the suggestions. VM startup without logging into network was fixed by changing the host VBoxVmService startup type to "Automatic (Delayed Start)". Guess host needed a while to configure itself before clients could start up reliably.

Looks like all is well. Thanks.
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby FB2000 » 13. Jan 2011, 11:45

VBoxVmService 2.2 - Codename: "Fireworks" has arrived.

Read the announcement here:

LINK: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8595&start=15#p170618
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby mjstudios » 13. Jan 2011, 15:09

I am using Windows 2003 Server, VirtualBox VBoxVmService 4 and 2.2 but does not work.

VBoxVmService.exe -i

01/13/2011, 09:16:24 - E:\vms\VBoxVmService.exe
01/13/2011, 09:16:24 - E:\vms\VBoxVmService.ini
01/13/2011, 09:16:24 - E:\vms\VBoxVmService.log
01/13/2011, 09:16:24 - VBoxVmService
01/13/2011, 09:16:24 - StartServiceCtrlDispatcher failed, error code = 1063

VBoxVmService.ini

[Settings]
ServiceName=VBoxVmService
PathToVBoxSDL=C:\Arquivos de programas\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxSDL.exe
PathToVBoxHeadless=C:\Arquivos de programas\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxHeadless.exe
PathToVBoxManage=C:\Arquivos de programas\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe
VBOX_USER_HOME=C:\Documents and Settings\MJSTUDIOS\.VirtualBox
PauseShutdown=5000

[Vm0]
VmName=XP
WorkingDir=E:\vms\
ShutdownMethod=savestate
VrdpPort=3001
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Re: [VBoxVmService] -> Discussion & Support

Postby FB2000 » 14. Jan 2011, 03:16

Hi mjstudios?

It appears you are still using a config file from the old versions. Just replace it with the VBoxVmService.ini file that comes with latest release and modify items accordingly.

Best regards, FB2000
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