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John Cabaniss

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Starting an Ephemeral VM Pipeline using macOS

Starting an Ephemeral VM Pipeline using macOS

As Dev and Ops teams combine to DevOps teams, ephemeral builds become a bigger pain point - don’t worry, we’ll walk you through the how-tos with Orka.

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Orka Overview Part 3: Remote Desktop Login for Mac VMs

Developers need remote access to their VMs and while SSH is great, sometimes you need a GUI. Orka provides VNC and ScreenShare ports out-of-the-box. Here's a quick guide.

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Orka Overview Part 1: Storing macOS Images with Orka

In Orka, macOS image management is amazingly simple because the architecture enforces best practices for network-based storage. Learn more about how it works.

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2019 Mac Pros at MacStadium

The 2019 Mac Pros have arrived and our benchmarking has started! For this first round of benchmarking, we used NodeJS and Wikipedia’s iOS build. Check out the results we got when the new Pro was put up against its earlier counterparts.

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Best VM Configurations for Your Specific Use Case

In this piece we highlight a few VM configuration settings that you may be overlooking. To optimize performance, these are things you want to take a look at.

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Reports of Xcode 11 building slow: 50% increase in build times?

We recently had a call with a customer who has been experiencing slow run-times after moving to Xcode 11. Have you experienced similar issues? We want to know!

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Catalina Released...and Live on Orka!

Catalina was officially released today, and within a matter of hours, the Orka team had made a Catalina ISO available to our customers. We encourage all of our current Orka customers to pull the new ISO and give Catalina a try.

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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.

Benchmarking with Multiple vSphere Builds Using Jenkins

Benchmarking with Multiple vSphere Builds Using Jenkins

We've set out to discover best practices when virtualizing with vSphere and Jenkins when paired with MacStadium. Read what we consider to be the best way to produce ephemeral VMs.

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