Frequently asked questions about continuous integration and continuous delivery with Orka by MacStadium.


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Is there a performance difference between bare metal and Orka?

Orka performance depends on the actual builds running on your virtual machines. For detailed performance reports from beta and performance testing, contact us.

Is there a performance difference between using Jenkins on-premises and in the cloud?

The performance of Jenkins builds depends on the connection speed between the master and the slave and the size of the artifacts transferred over this connection. If you are transferring large-sized artifacts over a slow connection, the build is also slow.

The location of the slave (on-premises or in the cloud) does not affect the connection speed.

What CI/CD integrations are available for Orka?

Currently, MacStadium provides integrations with Jenkins, GitLab, and Buildkite.

Can I develop Orka plugins and integrations myself?

You can use the Orka API to create any integrations with third-party tools yourself. For a complete list of the plugins and integrations provided and supported by the MacStadium team, see Tools & Integrations.

Can I have multiple Jenkins masters spin up ephemeral agents on the same environment?

Yes. You can set up multiple Jenkins masters to spin up ephemeral agents in a single Orka environment. However, keep in mind that the resources of the environment are limited and you cannot deploy more VMs than the available resources allow.

What's the minimum Orka setup to get started with CI/CD?

Currently, the default Orka cluster comes with three nodes. This provides a reliable, highly available setup. You can scale up as much as you need. To scale up, contact us.

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