Mac OS

Anka Build Cloud installation instructions for Mac OS.

Controller/Registry Mac Application package


Install the AnkaControllerRegistry-XXX.pkg on the mac machine on which you want to install controller and Registry.

Default settings

  1. Anka Controller listens on port 80
  2. Anka Registry is listening on port 8089
  3. Registry data is stored at /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/registry

Start,Stop Controller

Use sudo anka-controller command to start/stop/check status of the controller.

sudo anka-controller --help
usage: /usr/local/bin/anka-controller [start|stop|restart|status|logs]

Changing location of VM storage in the Registry

  1. Stop the controller service sudo anka-controller stop
  2. Change the default settings, including the location of registry storage by editing the /usr/local/bin/anka-controllerd.
  3. Start the controller service sudo anka-controller start

Go to the localhost:port in the browser on the mac where you installed the controller/registry package and you will see the controller dashboard.


From the command line, execute the following command.

sudo /Library/Application Support/Veertu/Anka/tools/controller/

Debugging Issues with Controller

Anka controller is a server that usually runs as a daemon and errors are usually written to a log. The easiest way to debug the controller is to run ‘/usr/local/bin/anka-controllerd’ directly. This will output the controller log to the screen and you will be able to see if there are any errors.

  1. First stop the controller with sudo anka-controller stop.

  2. Then execute /usr/local/bin/anka-controllerd.

You can also tail the log, the default location is ‘/Library/Logs/Veertu/AnkaController’. Check ‘/usr/local/bin/anka-controllerd’ in order to see the log dir location.

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