Starting with Orka 3.0.0, you can work with OCI-compatible images. You can deploy a VM using a compatible image straight from a private or public registry, and you can store your images in your own registry.
OCI-compatible Orka images provide the following benefits:
- The official vanilla macOS images, maintained by MacStadium, are now publicly available at https://github.com/macstadium/orka-images.
- Users can maintain their own images separately from the Orka cluster, saving storage space in the process.
- Users can now maintain versions of their OCI-compatible images.
- Deployments using OCI-compatible Orka images are generally faster because of improved caching and storage utilization.
Working with OCI-compatible Orka images usually consists of these steps:
- Set up the credentials for the image registry in the namespace where you will be deploying VMs.
If you are using one of the official images, maintained by MacStadium, you can skip this step.
- Deploy a VM by specifying the path to the image. Use the VM in your workloads.
- Preserve any changes made to the VM by saving a new image locally or pushing a version of the image to an OCI-compatible registry.
If you are using one of the official images, maintained by MacStadium, you can preserve your changes by saving a new image locally or pushing to your own private registry.
- You cannot work with OCI images in the Orka Web UI.
- You cannot store multiple credentials for the same registry in the same namespace.
- You cannot store your registry credentials on the cluster level - you need to store them individually per namespace.
- You cannot push changes to the official images, maintained by MacStadium.
- Only cluster administrators can manage the registry credentials.
Updated 3 months ago