VitualBox Tips

Start automatically your VM on Windows restart

cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
VBoxManage.exe startvm "oelr5u7-ovmmanager-326"
vBoxHeadless -startvm "oelr5u7-ovmmanager-326"

On the start menu, type the command, and put a shortcut of your batch file (or simply create a shortcut from your VBOX, right click on your VM and click ‘Create shortcut on desktop’)

C:\users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Give R/W access to your shared folder for your linux-vbox user

As a root user from your Linux VM, type

sudo usermod -G vboxsf -a <your-username>

Do you need a free X-Server ?

Simply install an *nix like OS, and connect to your remote machine using ssh with -X option (X11 forwarding)

ssh -X oracle@your_remote_ip_address



About Chenda Mok

19 years of hands on experience in software design and development with emphasis on Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Identity Management (IDM) solutions. I’m a software engineer, member of the professional service delivery team working for Salesforce. Prior to this, I worked for Oracle as Solution Architect, through SeeBeyond(06/2005), then SUN’s acquisition (04/2009). After my master’s degree in computer science in 1997; I always delivered consulting on architecture, design, implementation on integration’s field. I’m interested in architecture using EAI/SOA/IDM/BPM/Cloud technologies, software development and Java’s related technologies. I may blog about my work/activities at Salesforce, but I do not speak for my employer, past, present or future.
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