Starting a created virtual machine

This is just a brief overview of some directions that have already been followed once. The assumption to these instructions are that the virtual machine has already been created. However, the virtual machine may have been stopped. (Perhaps the computer that runs the “virtual machine” software has been powered off.) In that case, some steps may be likely to be required again. However, other steps, like creating the disk image, are not likely to be required (and could cause previously-attained/obtained progress to be lost.) The instructions are a selected set of steps that have presumably already been done, but may be useful to do again.

Machine name

Figure out the machine's name. Check the project documentation if that information is not remembered.

Environment variables

Set the environment variables. The commands for that ought to be in the project documentation. If that documentation is lacking, then fix that problem. If the documentation is lacking, then here are some resources that are related to this topic (and each other).

Check if the virtual machine is running

See: check if Qemu is running.

Starting the vm

The directions for this should be in the project documentation. The directions probably involve simply verifying virtualization variable values and then running this script file:

ls -l ${VMDirBas}/execbin/${VMGenNam}/${VMLILNAM}/sysstart/exc_${VMLILNAM}
${VMDirBas}/execbin/${VMGenNam}/${VMLILNAM}/sysstart/exc_${VMLILNAM}
Seeing the contents of the unpaused virtual machine

If remote access is provided via networking, then you may wish to skip the step about trying to see the virtual machine's output display. However, the rest of seeing the running virtual machine is applicable.