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Modifying the Global Configuration

How to modify the Global Anka Virtualization configuration
> anka config --help
usage: config [options] [param...]

   Manage the CLI configuration

options:
  -l,--list          List parameter(s)
  -r,--reset         Reset parameter(s) back to default

Viewing the configuration

View all default configuration settings for Anka installation on the host with anka config command:

❯ anka config
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| addons_disk_tool            | /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/guestaddons/create_update_disk.sh        |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| addons_identifier           | ANKA_ADDONS_IDENTIFIER                                                            |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| addons_image                | /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/guestaddons/anka-addons-mac              |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| addons_pkg                  | com.veertu.anka.guestaddons.pkg                                                   |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| addons_postupdate           | /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/guestaddons/postupdate.sh                |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| adresses_per_byte           | 250                                                                               |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| allow_nonunique_names       | False                                                                             |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| anka_executable             | /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/bin/headless.app/Contents/MacOS/headless |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| anka_image_maker_executable | /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/bin/anka_image                           |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| anka_viewer                 | /Applications/Anka.app                                                            |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| ankacp_executable           | /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/bin/ankacp                               |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| ankactl_executable          | /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/bin/ankactl                              |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| ankanet_sock                | /var/run/ankanetd                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| block_nocache               | 1                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| bridge_name                 |                                                                                   |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| ca_bundle                   | /Users/m1mini/.anka/ca-bundle.crt                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| chunk_size                  | 0                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| config_path                 | /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka:~/.anka/settings.ini                     |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| default_disk                | 137438953472                                                                      |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| default_format              | 0                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| default_nvcpu               | 4                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| default_passwd              | admin                                                                             |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| default_ram                 | 4294967296                                                                        |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| default_user                | anka                                                                              |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| delete_logs                 | 1                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| fvutil_executable           | /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/bin/fvutil                               |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| img_lib_dir                 | /Users/m1mini/Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/img_lib                     |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| io_threads                  | 0                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| log_dir                     | /Users/m1mini/Library/Logs/Anka/                                                  |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| log_file                    | anka.log                                                                          |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| mac_random_bytes            | 2                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| max_vms_allowed             | 255                                                                               |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| mitigations                 | 0                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| nice                        | 0                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| operations_timeout          | 300                                                                               |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| options_api_url             | https://8ewgf8mtn4.execute-api.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/prod/key/info              |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| permanent_mac_prefix        | 86,69,69                                                                          |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| portfwd_base                | 10000                                                                             |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| process_type                | Interactive                                                                       |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| product_root                | /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka                                          |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| propagate_license           | 0                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| propagate_name              | 0                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| pull_checkout               | 1                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| puller_threads              | 10                                                                                |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| qncpu                       | 0                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| quantum                     | 0                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| qvcpu                       | 0                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| registry_remotes_file_path  | /Users/m1mini/.anka/remote                                                        |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| state_lib_dir               | /Users/m1mini/Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/img_lib                     |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| table_fmt                   | grid                                                                              |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| time_sync                   | 1                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| trim_disk                   | 1                                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| uhost_executable            | /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/bin/uhost                                |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| vlaunch_sock                | /var/run/vlaunchd                                                                 |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| vlaunch_sock_gui            | ~/.anka/vlaunchd                                                                  |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| vm_lib_dir                  | /Users/m1mini/Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/vm_lib                      |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| vm_lock_dir                 | /Users/m1mini/Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/vm_lib/.locks               |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| vnc_password                | admin                                                                             |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
❯ anka config puller_threads
4

❯ anka config puller_threads 10

❯ anka config puller_threads
10

You can see a value for a specific configuration parameter with anka config $PARAM_NAME.

  • The default VM username is anka
  • The default VM password is admin
  • The default storage locations for Anka VM Templates & Tags are:
    • vm_lib_dir - /Users/XXX/Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/vm_lib/
    • state_lib_dir - /Users/XXX/Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/state_lib/
    • img_lib_dir - /Users/XXX/Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/img_lib/
  • The log directory is /Users/XXX/Library/Logs/Anka/ and log file is anka.log.

Changing the default Anka VM storage location

Depending on how many Anka VMs you have, the disk usage might be too much for the default storage location. There are three configuration parameters to control location for storing Anka VMs.

It’s recommended to keep the vm_lib_dir on the local disk as it contains file locks.

Assuming you want to store your Templates on /Volumes/ExternalDrive/, perform these steps:

  1. anka config img_lib_dir /Volumes/ExternalDrive/image_lib
  2. anka config state_lib_dir /Volumes/ExternalDrive/state_lib
  3. anka config vm_lib_dir /Volumes/ExternalDrive/vm_lib