How to upgrade the Anka Virtualization package

Upgrade Procedure

  1. Download and install the latest version
Upgrading the Build Cloud too? Check out our upgrade procedure for the Anka Build Cloud Controller & Registry
We do not follow strict semantic versioning; minor and major version increases can have significant changes

Pre-upgrade Considerations

Existing VersionTarget VersionRecommendation

Upgrading VM Addons

If your existing version is noted in the Pre-Upgrade Considerations as requiring an addons upgrade, or, if you’re going between major/minor versions of Anka:

  1. Upgrade the guest addons inside existing VM templates with anka start -vu. This opens the VM desktop in a viewer window and allows you to manually launch and install the addons package.
  2. Push the newly upgraded VM templates to registry with anka registry push {vmNameOrUUID} --tag <newTag>
We cannot guarantee that suspended VMs will start properly between major and minor versions of Anka, though, we do try and ensure the compatibility.