Download the latest version:

cd /extra/src
unzip -d phpvirtualbox-4.2-8



phpvirtualbox is an open source, AJAX implementation of the VirtualBox user interface written in PHP. As a modern web interface, it allows you to access and control remote VirtualBox instances. It was created for people who prefer not to have to log in to their headless VirtualBox host to administer their virtual machines.



VBoxTool provides effective control of virtual machines of VirtualBox (virtualization solution) on a Linux headless server.

Download the source

cd /extra/src
unzip -d vboxtool
cd vboxtool

Place the main script, script/vboxtool, in /usr/local/bin:

cp script/vboxtool /usr/local/bin/
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/vboxtool

Place the init script, script/vboxtoolinit, in /etc/init.d and activate it:

cp script/vboxtoolinit /etc/init.d
chmod +x /etc/init.d/vboxtoolinit


Headless VirtualBox

Running a VirtualBox server without a monitor or keyboard attached to it.

Creating a VM
Create the initial VM:

VBoxManage createvm --name "<VM Name>" --ostype "Linux" --register

CentOS 6.2 required PAE to be on:

VBoxManage modifyvm "<VM Name> --pae on

Adjust the NIC configuration - second command lets you set a custom MAC address to for the network interface:


Guest Additions

The VirtualBox Guest Additions are designed to be installed inside a virtual machine after the guest operating system has been installed. They consist of device drivers and system applications that optimize the guest operating system for better performance and usability.

Mounting the Guest Additions ISO

  • OS X host - the additions ISO, VBoxGuestAdditions.iso is located within the VirtualBox application package (probably /Applications/ You can access that from the Finder by right-clicking on the VirtualBox application and selecting Show Package Contents.



A powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD.
Linux Host Installation
CentOS wiki page

yum install libGLU libXmu SDL
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
yum install kernel-devel kernel-PAE-devel


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