All About Orka
MacStadium has officially released Orka, our new virtualization layer for Mac build infrastructure based on Docker and Kubernetes technology. In this video, the MacStadium team shares why Orka was created, how Orka works, why building on Macs is different than other platforms, and much more.
Homebrew Tests Catalina on Orka
Participating in the Orka beta program this summer, Homebrew teamed up with MacStadium to test the macOS Catalina beta on Orka to great success.
Announcing Orka - Orchestration with Kubernetes on Apple
Released today, Orka (Orchestration with Kubernetes on Apple) is our new virtualization layer for Mac build infrastructure based on Docker and Kubernetes technology.
Provisioning on MacStadium with Terraform
In the latest in a series of helpful posts for new MacStadium adopters, get tips for using HashiCorp's Terraform with each of MacStadium's virtualization platforms.
CI Best Practices for iOS and macOS App Development
MacStadium recently hosted a panel on CI best practices at AltConf. It was an interesting discussion as the companies participating in the panel represent very different development teams and CI practices.
How to Upgrade ESX Hosts to vSphere 6.7
While we've been using and testing it for a while, we now officially support vSphere 6.7, which includes support for Apple File System (APFS) and macOS Mojave. Check out this guide to help you navigate the upgrade process.
MacStadium VMware Private Cloud Quick Start Guide
Get up and running with your MacStadium VMware private cloud quickly and easily with our VMware Private Cloud Quick Start Guide.
Virtualizing macOS at Scale for iOS DevOps
MacStadium recently hosted a well-attended panel discussion on Virtualizing macOS at Scale for iOS DevOps with some of our top customers at VMworld in Las Vegas. Read on for highlights, a video, a transcript, and more.
Make Sure You're Covered for the L1 Termination Fault Vulnerability
VMware recently announced potential new impacts of the L1 Termination Fault Vulnerability. Read on to make sure you're covered.
Anka Private Clouds for iOS CI and DevOps
Anka is a powerful and easy-to-use virtualization engine for continuous integration on macOS, and it provides an alternative to our traditional VMware private clouds.
How to Enable SSH in the VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client
A few customers have asked about this now that we’re provisioning more Mac servers with ESXi 6.0 U2. Rather than have you wait for a support ticket, you can take care of it yourself with the following guide.
Bug Fix: Deploying OSX VMs to a Single ESXi Host via Embedded Host Client
Thanks to one of our customers, we recently discovered an issue with the VMware ESXi host client that has the potential to affect many MacStadium users.
Mac Server Growing Pains and How to Avoid Them
This post is part of our beginner's guide to hosting, Mac servers, and virtualization. Follow along on Twitter or with RSS. Your team has released a brand new app and it’s flooded with new users.
Managing VMware ESXi with Just a Mac
In early 2016, VMware began including the embedded HTML5 host client for managing ESXi in version 6.0 U2 from your web browser. It’s a great solution for users getting started with a dedicated Mac.
Science in Virtualization: Efficient Deployment with Clean Room VMs
Science is difficult. Developing a strict testing system for a science experiment that is repeatable in other lab environments is even harder.