Benefits of running Anka on AWS EC2 Mac Instances

Recently, the AWS Compute Blog wrote an excellent introduction to “Getting Started with Anka on EC2 Mac Instances“. In the blog, they covered allocating an EC2 Mac Dedicated Host; launching a mac1.metal instance on it; installing and configured Anka for “type-2 virtualization and orchestration”; and finally, successfully launching and running commands inside a macOS virtual

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Monitoring your Anka Build Cloud with Prometheus

Prometheus is a powerful monitoring and alerting toolkit. You can use it to store Anka Controller, Registry, and VM metrics to build out or integrating into existing graphing tools like Grafana. While exactly how you should install Prometheus and Grafana are outside of our bounds of support, we do have a way to set it

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Build and test Metal Xcode projects with Anka

In this blog, we’d like to show you how to build and test Metal Xcode projects with Anka. Modern iOS and macOS applications use Apple Metal APIs to access GPU for graphics or intensive calculations. Starting in Anka version 2.3.2, Anka VMs support the Apple Metal framework in order to leverage the host’s GPU. Developers can

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Anka Develop: A Free License for Developers + Big Sur VM Support

We are excited to announce the Beta version of our next Anka release, including a Free License for developers named Anka Develop, better security with driver-less addons, anka create support for Big Sur, and a new command for transferring files and folders from your host into the VM. A More Secure Anka As Apple embraces

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Comparing Anka and Orka

In this blog, we will do our best at comparing Anka and Orka, expediting your team’s decision-making process. This blog’s information is likely to change over time as both Anka and Orka evolve. As your iOS applications grow, so does the need for automation, feedback, and testing. Teams will consider setting up a central CI/CD

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Anka GitLab Runner v1.0.0

Veertu Inc is excited to announce the Anka GitLab Runner v1.0.0, now available on our Anka GitLab Runner GitHub Releases page and inside of DockerHub. It has been several months since we released the beta Anka GitLab Runner 0.6 back in December of 2019. We want to give a big thank you to all of

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Achieving High Availability with Kubernetes

High Availability of your Build Cloud can be achieved in multiple ways. As the popularity and maturity of Kubernetes grows, we’ve also received an increase of questions from customers on using it to deploy the Build Cloud Controller & Registry. In this blog, we’ll describe achieving High Availability with Kubernetes. Please refer to our Achieving

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Using Anka Build to run your Android project’s CI/CD

Using Anka Build to run your Android project’s CI/CD builds and tests is a relatively simple process. However, time after time, we hear the same concerns from our customers about emulators not working or having poor performance. This is understandable as, at the time of writing this blog, we’re still working on supporting the use

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Upgrading to Big Sur Beta in your Anka Build VM

We are excited to share a patch for our Anka Build Virtualization (v2.2.3) software that supports upgrading to Big Sur Beta in your Anka Build VM. Upgrading to Big Sur Beta is relatively easy and can be done using the standard beta installation process you would expect. We highly suggest that you avoid patching/testing on

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Anka Build Getting Started with Jenkins

We’re excited to announce our Anka Build Getting Started with Jenkins script which is now available in the Anka Build Getting Started repository. If you’re already familiar with our Announcing the Anka Build Getting Started Repository blog post, you’ll know that we aim to provide scripts to help set up and run Anka Build software.

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