Getting Started

A guide for getting started using Anka Virtualization software

One of the most common problems when getting started is the usage of sudo for anka commands. Anka will run for all users on a machine, but they will have isolated environments. If you create an Anka VM Template/Tag as UserA, sudo/root will not be able to see or use them. Also, the Anka Build Cloud Controller will start VMs as root, so be sure to clean up any VM Templates and Tags you have under UserA or else the disk space will become a problem. It's suggested to just run all anka commands as root.


Installing Anka

How to install the Anka Virtualization software on your macOS

Creating your first VM

Step by step on how to create your first VM

Starting and Accessing your VM

Various methods for starting and accessing your Anka VM

Modifying your VM Template

Modify your VM Template using the Anka Virtualization CLI

Understanding VM Networking

Understanding Anka VM networking

Activating your License

Activating your Anka Build, Flow, or Secure license

Running on AWS EC2

Up and running fast, with Amazon (AWS) EC2


Last modified September 2, 2020 : first changes (d2665fa) by Nathan Pierce