VMware to Orka

The end of VMware + Mac

VMware has announced it is dropping the support of macOS that your development team needs. Learn more about what you need to do, when you need to do it, and how MacStadium can help you migrate to a new virtualization tool that supports Apple silicon.

VMware has announced it is dropping support of macOS that your development team needs.


October 2022

macOS Ventura released. May work (partially or wholly) on VMware but is not supported.

March 2023

Expected release of new Xcode version, requiring the latest macOS.

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VMware currently has no plans to support Apple Mac Silicon.
posted Aug. 3, 2022

Talk to MacStadium about your virtualization options and how we can help.

MacStadium team members are virtualization experts who understand your DevOps needs and can advise on the solution that is right for your team.

Orka platform

It’s time to transition to a new virtualization tool.

MacStadium has already successfully transitioned leading organizations from VMware to Orka Platform. Our team can scope and set up a free, custom proof-of-concept environment and provide technical support throughout your transition.

What this means to VMware users:

VMware will discontinue support for and stop undertaking certification of future vSphere ESXi releases on Mac platforms. This includes the 2019 Mac Pro and other Intel-based machines. If your team relies on VMware for iOS and/or macOS app development, you will need to transition to a new virtualization tool that supports the newest versions of macOS and Xcode.

Orka Platform by MacStadium is the natural replacement:

Orka Platform by MacStadium enables macOS orchestration and life cycle managementin a cloud environment on genuine Apple hardware. It delivers high-performance virtualmacOS environments in seconds for everything from simple Xcode builds to fullyintegrated, complex automated CI/CD pipelines.

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Change can be hard but this one doesn’t have to be.

Leading organizations are already migrating from VMware to Orka for a more scalable solution that supports Apple silicon.

  • Automated CI/CD pipelines–Extend your CI/CD pipeline by connecting OrkaPlatform to the most popular DevOps tools and easily orchestrate the wholething via Orka Platform’s RESTful API.
  • Enterprise-grade performance–Orka Platform was designed to be lightweightand built specifically for Mac. Its use of Kubernetes makes it highly scalable andable to support enterprise-level workflows.

Read the product sheet.

Get more details about transitioning from VMware to Orka Platform

Meet Orka, the developer-focused platform built on Kubernetes for easy scalability.

Orka gives developers the power to create and scale the cloud environment they need to build and test their app without having to learn new or complex tools to manage their build infrastructure. 

  • Deploy macOS VMs in seconds
  • Tap into Kubernetes
  • Mac VMs on genuine Apple hardware