Start VirtualBox in background 2018-05-02 01:58

I installed VirtualBox in my computer and installed CentOS in it. When I need Linux environment I start VirtualBox and use ssh(XShell) to connect it. It's boring to start VirtualBox by click Start menus every time. I write a bat script to run VirtualBox in the background. It seems like this.

"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" startvm <Your_virtual_name> --type headless

Now I can click this bat file and wait for CentOS start.

How do I know if the virtual machine has started successfully?

Add following command in bat script file. Ping this virtual machine in loop until the ping succeeds, and then connect to this virtual machine by a shortcut of Xshell. The contents of the entire script is like following.

"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" startvm "linux" --type headless
:loop
timeout 2
ping -n 1 192.168.56.6 |find "TTL=" || goto :loop
D:\shortcut\virtual.lnk

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