Setup Apollo with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Common instructions.

  1. Find launchable preconfigured public Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 images may be launched from Community AMIs in the N. Virginia region under ‘Apollo’.
  2. Launch with 2 vCPU, 8 GB recommended, 80 GB storage depending on the size of your data, and ports 22 and 8080 open at a minimum.
  3. Server will be available at http://aws.public.ip:8080/apollo/.

Binaries with be in the apollo/bin directory though it should be in the path.

Working with image: Apollo 2.X Template Configured with Data

The Apollo 2.4.1 Template Configured with Data instance contains an existing admin user admin@sampleorg.org / samplepassword.

It also contains data from three sample genomes. The Honeybee (Apis Melifera) example has a working blat search and is sourced from the Hymenoptera Genome Database.

To use this instance:

  1. Launch from AWS as above with the ports
  2. Change the password of the user by clicking on the user icon.
  3. Add data either manually or automatically.
  4. Don’t use secure passwords unless https is configured!!!

Working with image: Apollo 2.X Empty Template

The Apollo 2.4.1 Empty Template instance contains a deployed tomcat with database only.

  1. Launch from AWS as above.
  2. Register a new user at the dialog.
  3. SSH into the machine and create a common_data_directory and update the path. e.g.:
    • sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/tomcat8/apollo_data
    • sudo chown -R tomcat8:tomcat8 /var/lib/tomcat8/apollo_data
    • sudo sudo chmod -R 775 /var/lib/tomcat8/apollo_data
    • set common folder to /var/lib/tomcat8/apollo_data or apollo_data
  4. Add data either manually or automatically.
  5. Don’t use secure passwords unless https is configured!!!