Galaxy Local Instance Instructions
The Galaxy Local Instance consists of a virtualbox Virtual Appliance. Running on your own hardware, you can assign as much storage, CPU, and memory as is available. You can also customize this local instance to install and configure the mix of tools and workflows for your particular set of needs.
- You will need a windows pc or mac with a quad core processor and at least 4gb of ram (more is highly recommended).
- You will need to install Oracle Virtualbox to host the local instance. Go to http://virtualbox.org to download and install Virtualbox.
- You will need a copy of the Galaxy Virtual Appliance. This image is available under the "shared" folder on the HIRN SFTP site.
InstallationStart Virtualbox. Under the "File" menu select "Import Appliance".
This appliance is configured out of the box to run on a single core and 2gb of RAM. You can adjust the Virtualbox settings to give it more cores and more memory to improve performance. Please consult the virtualbox documentation for instructions on how to do this.