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Chapter 8. Managing UML Instances from the Host

One of the major advantages of a virtual machine over a physical one is that it is far more manageable. It is possible to provide access to it when it has been mismanaged or misconfigured and to control it in ways that are otherwise impossible. We’ve seen some examples of this already, with hot-plugging of devices and querying their configurations with the uml_mconsole utility. This chapter covers the full suite of UML management tools.

The Management Console

The UML Management Console (MConsole) support comes in two distinct pieces—a protocol and the clients that support the protocol. All we’ve seen so far is the default MConsole client, uml_mconsole. The protocol determines how uml_mconsole (and ...

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