Virtual Console

To see a VM's console, you can use the "VRDE" / Remote Desktop interface.

Permanent

Tip

The VM must be powered off.

vboxmanage modifyvm ${VM_UUID} --vrde on --vrdeport 3398
vboxmanage modifyvm ${VM_UUID} --vrde off

Temporary

Tip

The settings will revert when the VM is next power cycled.

vboxmanage controlvm ${VM_UUID} vrde on
vboxmanage controlvm ${VM_UUID} vrdeport 3398
vboxmanage controlvm ${VM_UUID} vrde off