VirtualBox hypervisor driver

The libvirt VirtualBox driver can manage any VirtualBox version from version 2.2 onwards.

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Connections to VirtualBox driver

The libvirt VirtualBox driver provides per-user drivers (the "session" instance). The uri of the driver protocol is "vbox". Some example connection URIs for the driver are:

vbox:///session                      (local access to per-user instance)
vbox+unix:///session                 (local access to per-user instance)
vbox+tcp://  (remote access, SASl/Kerberos)
vbox+ssh://  (remote access, SSH tunnelled)

Example domain XML config

<domain type='vbox'>

    <boot dev='cdrom'/>
    <boot dev='hd'/>
    <boot dev='fd'/>
    <boot dev='network'/>



    <disk type='file' device='cdrom'>
      <source file='/home/user/Downloads/slax-6.0.9.iso'/>
      <target dev='hdc'/>

    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <source file='/home/user/tmp/vbox.vdi'/>
      <target dev='hdd'/>

    <disk type='file' device='floppy'>
      <source file='/home/user/tmp/WIN98C.IMG'/>
      <target dev='fda'/>

    <filesystem type='mount'>
      <source dir='/home/user/stuff'/>
      <target dir='my-shared-folder'/>

    <interface type='bridge'>
      <source bridge='eth0'/>
      <mac address='00:16:3e:5d:c7:9e'/>
      <model type='am79c973'/>

    <interface type='user'>
      <mac address='56:16:3e:5d:c7:9e'/>
      <model type='82540eM'/>

    <sound model='sb16'/>

    <parallel type='dev'>
      <source path='/dev/pts/1'/>
      <target port='0'/>

    <parallel type='dev'>
      <source path='/dev/pts/2'/>
      <target port='1'/>

    <serial type="dev">
      <source path="/dev/ttyS0"/>
      <target port="0"/>

    <serial type="pipe">
      <source path="/tmp/serial.txt"/>
      <target port="1"/>

    <hostdev mode='subsystem' type='usb'>
        <vendor id='0x1234'/>
        <product id='0xbeef'/>

    <hostdev mode='subsystem' type='usb'>
        <vendor id='0x4321'/>
        <product id='0xfeeb'/>