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I'd like to control VM guest's virtual power to provide me with a way to totally turn off a VM, or restart it.

Does VirtualBox support IPMI or any other power management schemes? I want to remotely manage the power.

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http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch08.html#idp6694112

Scroll down to VBoxManage controlvm

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Note well the difference between acpipowerbutton and poweroff - one sends the "shutdown" ACPI signal, the other yanks the (virtual) power plug. – Piskvor May 7 '12 at 12:32

not sure about restart. but an ACPI Shutdown signal is available, which locates in Control menu.

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