Logs are rotated at 1MB and maintains a maximum of 10 files. This is not configurable.

Default Log Location

  • Anka CLI commands executed as root/sudo: /Library/logs/anka
  • Anka CLI commands as a non-root user: $HOME/Library/logs/anka

In these directories you will find the following logs:

  1. anka.log - The primary log including anka commands (Anka CLI, Anka run) STDOUT and STDERR

  2. Opd.log - License auto-upgrade service logs; it's rarely used and most likely not related to VMs runtime

  3. ankanetd.log - Anka VM network service logs; useful for troubleshooting VM networking related problems

  4. {UUID}.log - ({UUID} is the specific VM's UUID) Specific VM logs; useful if VM exits abnormally or fails to start. These files are deleted once the VM is terminated

    If you're using the Anka Build Cloud Controller to start and terminate VMs, you need to set an ENV so the Node Agent doesn't delete the {UUID}.log on termination. This requires editing the agent's plist:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
          <string>/Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/bin/anka_agent_helper</string>
  5. /var/log/install.log - Install related STDOUT/ERR

Last modified April 28, 2021 : removed faqs from guides section (36b5a06) by Nathan Pierce