Nested Virtualization

Running Docker and other types of virtualization within your Anka VMs

Starting in Anka 2.5.0, Nested Virtualization has received a large refactor and expanded support. It is now enabled by default.

System Requirements

  • At the moment only Big Sur hosts and both Catalina and Big Sur VMs can use Nested Virtualization.

  • We've tested on i7 Mac Minis and cannot guarantee that it will work properly on different hardware.

Supported Technologies

Docker

Virtualbox

Android Emulators

We highly recommend PG is enabled when using Android Emulators

There are however some steps that you need to perform to get Android emulators to run properly:

  1. Uninstall previous Anka versions using sudo /Library/Application\ Support/Veertu/Anka/tools/uninstall.sh
  2. When android studio goes to install the intel HAXM extension, you may need to approve the exception in System Preference > Security & Privacy and then reboot (requires a GUI session).
  3. You need to ensure that the config.ini for your virtual device/emulator has:
    hw.gpu.enabled=yes
    hw.gpu.mode=swiftshader_indirect
    

Last modified September 7, 2021 : removed legacy nested (00f4b5a) by Nathan Pierce