March 2022 – MacAdmins Meeting

March 2022 – MacAdmins Meeting

March 16, 2022 – University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting


The University of Utah, MacAdmins Meeting is held monthly virtually on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 11 AM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. This month’s meeting will be held on Wed, March 16th, 2022 at 11 AM MT and we will provide live broadcasts and archives that will be made available 2-3 days after the meeting. If you have suggestions on presentations or interest in presenting,  questions, or comments, please use the Contact Us option.  

macOS VM’s on Apple Silicon with Anka   – Manisha Arora, Veertu Inc.

Veertu Inc is a pioneer in building DevOps infrastructure solutions for the macOS ecosystem. We built an Anka solution for Intel chip-based Macs which leveraged the hypervisor. framework interface in macOS to create and run macOS virtual machines (VMs). Anka solution enables a container-like DevOps workflow for working with macOS VMs for CI/CD purposes. Anka can also be used to create and run macOS VMs on top of AWS EC2 Mac Instances.

For Apple’s new ARM chip-based macs, Veertu has added support for creating and running macOS VMs on ARM-based Macs in Anka version 3.0.0 onwards. Anka support for ARM-based Macs uses macOS native virtualization framework to create and run macOS VMs. DevOps can take advantage of faster build/test execution on ARM-based Apple Macs and use Anka to implement containers like DevOps workflow for executing CI/CD pipelines. DevOps can also set up a heterogeneous environment consisting of Intel and ARM-based Macs for their iOS CI cluster and create and run macOS VMs.

About Manisha Arora

Manisha Arora is the co-founder of Veertu Inc along with Izik Eidus.

  • Video – To view the archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the archived presentation slides, click here.

Gollum Wiki Overview – James Reynolds, University of Utah

A Gollum Wiki is simply a git repository of human-editable files, written in formats like Markdown, AsciiDoc, and MediaWiki. It also has support for Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams, BibTeX, MathJax, etc. The Gollum software renders the files in a webpage and also has a web interface to edit the pages and commit them to the git repository, view the history of changes, and compare them, similar to GitHub or GitLab. The software also has macros for adding extra functionality, like navigation. It is written in Ruby. It started out as the GitHub wiki system but the 2 have diverged as Gollum added functionality that GitHub didn’t use.


James will talk about how he found Gollum and why he now uses it for almost all of his documentation, note-taking, and other non-code text editings.

  • Video – To view the archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the archived presentation slides, click here.

New Features in iMazing Profile Editor Ari Leviatan, DigiDNA

In this short presentation, Ari will walk Mac admins over the new features that are coming to iMazing Profile Editor which will make creating profiles for multiple OS versions easier than ever.

iMazing Profile Editor lets you create, edit, and sign Apple configuration profiles. Define settings with ease, ready to be deployed locally or via MDM to fleets of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple devices It provides a convenient and intuitive user interface that generates standard-compliant configuration profiles, saving the need to manually code XML files. It includes deep search capabilities that help locate the right setting by property title, name, or description, and modified-only saving ensures that only these settings end up inside of the profile, avoiding key clutter. You can customize the application to suit your workflows with display filters, and confidently deploy organizational settings to unlimited employees, students, and customers by digitally signing profiles. iMazing Profile Editor supports using custom manifest files provided by the user in PFM format. MacAdmins can add and override individual manifests in the application, or use a completely custom manifest repository, both online and locally.

iMazing Profile Editor – Preferences Window, General tab

About Ari Leviatan

Ari Leviatan is the Head of B2B at DigiDNA, makers of the popular iOS device management app iMazing. He oversees the development of the company’s business-oriented products and is leading the company’s B2B expansion. Members of the MacAdmins Slack will find him actively engaging with users on both #imazing_profile_editor and #profilemanifests.

  • Video – To view the archived presentation video, click here.
  • Slides – To view the archived presentation slides, click here.

Open Discussion

Questions, comments, problems, and fixes.


Due to the coronavirus (aka Covid-19) crisis, this meeting will not be meeting in person but will currently be done virtually using Zoom video communications architecture.

With Zoom we will implement the following security best practices:
  • Require a Password to Join This meeting will require a password to join the meeting. Information will be emailed via a campus internal list, but if you are external and want to attend the meeting, please use the contact us form to receive details. Else, the archive of the meeting will be available 2-3 days after the live meeting.

    • Waiting Room When joining the meeting you will be placed in the Waiting Room by default and the hosts will give you access to the live meeting.

  • Miscellaneous We will also implement other settings and safeguards to secure the meeting.

Archive & Live Presentation(s)

  • Archives of the presentations will be available on this web page.
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