RemoteBox is an application with GUI written in Perl that allows users to manage VMs (virtual machines) created with VirtualBox either remotely or locally. You can manage from a remote server your VirtulBox OS's as if they were installed locally.

 Here are some of the features for RemoteBox:

  • VirtualBox client with GTK interface
  • Manage VirtulBox Guests remotely with the possibility to create / edit guests
  • Installation of RemoteBox doesn't require Apache / IIS
  • Start/stop/pause/save VMs
  • View/interact with VMs using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)
  • Configure system/display settings (processor, video display, shared folders, input devices, audio, I/O ports, etc.)
  • Configure network settings, etc.
For full features, click here. The latest version of RemoteBox is 1.4, which supports the latest version of VirtualBox 4.2.0. If you haven't yet installed VirtualBox 4.2.0 On Ubuntu, you can do with the following commands:

echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list

wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.2

RemoteBox 1.4 Installation

To install RemoteBox 1.4 from PPA on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13/12, open the terminal and issue these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/virtual
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install remotebox

To start the application, you can search it in the Unity Dash:

Or start it from the terminal with this command:


For other distributions, you can download RemoteBox from here.

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