Using Real Devices with Anka
Executing XCTests on Real Devices with Anka
Anka provides ability to manage and execute tests (e.g. through XCTest) on multiple physical mobile devices connected to the host, through Anka VMs. Use
anka usb command to manage real devices connected through the USB interface.
Using Anka USB
anka usb to claim a single connected device and then attach it to a VM to run tests against it.
anka usb [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... Do actions on USB devices Options: --help Show this message and exit. [optional] Commands: claim make a device available for attaching to vms,... list list all available usb devices on this host release release a device back to host availability,... anka usb claim [OPTIONS] LOCATION_NAME_OR_ID make a device available for attaching to vms Options: -n, --claim-name TEXT claim name could be used as additional name --help Show this message and exit. anka modify vm add usb-device --help Usage: anka modify add usb-device [OPTIONS] DEVICE Options: -f, --force skip device validation --help Show this message and exit. anka start VMNAME or (use dynamic configuration): anka start -d DEVICE_IDENTIFIER VMNAME
-n, --claim-name flag in
anka usb claim command you can claim multiple devices. This will essentially create a group of those devices under that claim name. For example, you may have few iPhone X, few iPhone 7 connected through a USB port to a host. You can claim all iPhone X under the same claim name and all iPhone 7 under a different claim name. Then, you can dynamically assign devices from a specific claimed name to the Vm with
anka start -d command.
USB devices attached to the VM are released with the following commands.
anka usb release,