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Orka Toolkit

Virtualize macOS on your laptop for localized build & test

Create macOS VMs on your local machine using Orka components.

- Spin up macOS VMs

- Create and save images

- Use the CLI to control your VM



It's free to use and easy to learn.  

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Get started with Orka Toolkit

Manipulating virtual machines has become a core skill for DevOps engineers, developers, and operations administrators. Orka Toolkit is a desktop virtualization program that allows you to create and manage macOS virtual machines locally with an easy-to-use interface (CLI/UI). 



This is an ideal tool for those who want to learn more about Mac virtualization and get a feel for the basics of a Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline.

Apple M1 with 8GB RAM and 50+ GB available disk space required*

Single-use VMs, on demand

Unlike real hardware, VMs are disposable. Single-use VMs, which are - spun up, used once for building or testing and then torn down, provide the most trustworthy, repeatable results because everything on the VM is freshly installed each time. This practice of using ephemeral (lasting for a very short time) VMs is now an industry-standard in development.

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Built by developers, for developers.

MacStadium has been focused on building cloud solutions to simplify Mac for business worldwide for a decade. We are the only cloud provider to support and scale virtualization solutions on Mac hardware and the creators of Orka®, the first and only solution for orchestrating macOS in a cloud environment for Apple development on Apple hardware.

Orka CLI

Create and manage macOS virtual machines locally

Start, stop, pause, and configure your virtual machine images easily from the Orka Toolkit admin panel.

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Easy-to-use interface (CLI/UI)



Learn more about Mac virtualization using easy-to-learn commands similar to Docker or Kubernetes command line.

Orka CLI

Custom VMs for Testing



Create and launch custom VMs to learn more about Mac virtualization and to get a feel for the basics of a Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline. 

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Learn about virtualization on your desktop

Get familiar with virtualization by creating and managing macOS virtual machines on your local machine. (Apple silicon machine with 8GB RAM and 50+ GB available disk space required.)

Learn more about Orka

Read the docs

Read the latest release notes, check out the API, and learn about Orka Platform.

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