Installing Anka

How to install the Anka Virtualization software on your macOS

MacOS Host Version Support

INTELAnka 3.3.x
macOS 10.14🛑
macOS 10.15🛑
macOS 11.x🛑
macOS 12.x🛑
macOS 13.x
macOS 14.x
Apple/ARMAnka 3.3.x
⚠️ MacOS 12.x is currently not supported for 3.3.9 and above. Please upgrade macOS to the latest before using Anka.

Download and Install

With GUI

  1. Download the universal PKG.
  2. Once downloaded, double click the .pkg to start the installation process.

installer with pkg

With Terminal

terminal installation

Apple/ARM & Intel

FULL_FILE_NAME="$(curl -Ls -r 0-1 -o /dev/null -w %{url_effective} | cut -d/ -f5)"
curl -S -L -o ./$FULL_FILE_NAME
sudo installer -pkg $FULL_FILE_NAME -tgt /

Verifying the installation

❯ anka version            
Anka Build Basic version 3.X.X (build XXX)

Activate your Anka Build Cloud License

Details about our licensing

Licensing is not necessary if you’re using Anka Develop.
You can see how many hosts or cores a license has available by running: anka license show -k {LICENSE}
Corporate networks can sometimes block access to our licensing server. The machine you’re activing the license on will need to reach the internet, or, support can provide the licensing server URL upon request.
If you’re using a proxy, Anka recognizes the standard http_proxy and https_proxy env variables. However, sudo will not pass the environment by default, so activation should be called with sudo -E anka license activate {LICENSE} to pass the current user’s *_proxy envs into sudo.
❯ anka license     
Usage: anka license [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  Control Licensing

  --help  Display usage information

  accept-eula  Accept EULA (requires root privileges)
  activate     Activate license key (requires root...
  remove       Remove the current license (requires root...
  show         Show license information
  validate     Validate the current license
❯ sudo anka license activate {LICENSE}
License activated

❯ anka license show
| license_type | com.veertu.anka.entplus |
| status       | valid                   |
| expires      | 30-mar-2021             |

What’s next?