Create macOS VMs for iOS CI using Apple M1 hardware

Anka 3.0 (beta) now available for Apple’s M1 hardware We are excited to announce our Anka 3.0 beta version allowing you to create macOS VMs for iOS CI using Apple M1 hardware. This version allows you to leverage the significant performance improvements offered by this new hardware. Anka version 3.0 uses the new virtualization framework

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On-demand macOS VMs in Azure DevOps Pipelines with Anka Build

In this blog post, we’re going to show you how to set up and utilize on-demand macOS VMs for iOS building and testing inside of Azure DevOps Pipelines using Veertu’s Anka Build solution. Microsoft has a vast library of services under Azure DevOps which support teams in planning work, collaborating on code, and automating building

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Ephemeral VMs and CI Orchestration on AWS EC2 Mac with Anka

Amazon EC2 Mac instances provide a way for iOS development teams to configure iOS CI infrastructure on AWS without the hassles of hosting and managing the mac hardware themselves. These EC2 Mac instances offer a usage-based pricing model (minimum 24-hour threshold), unlimited scalability of mac hardware with minimal management overhead, worldwide access for distributed development

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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. Versions and other details will become out of date. It’s best to reach out to [email protected] for the latest information. As your

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