Virtual Machine Installation Guide

jcvi edited this page Oct 15, 2010 · 16 revisions

We have created an open virtualization format (OVF) package that bundles all these 3rd party tools and is configured to run out of the box in a virtual machine.

To run a virtual version of METAREP on your machine, follow these steps

  1. download the METAREP OVF package from our ftp download site at ftp://ftp.jcvi.org/pub/software/metarep/vm
  2. unzipp the OVF package
  3. download and install Oracle’s Virtual Box, a OVF compatible virtualization software http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
  4. start Virtual Box
  5. click File/Import Appliance and select the OVF file.
  6. adjust RAM/CPU usage using the Appliance Import Wizard (see image)
  7. start VM
  8. double-Click on the METAREP firefox link on the VM desktop
  9. log into METAREP with username=admin and password=admin

This virtual machine appliance is the first step in developing a fully cloud-enabled analysis platform where users can easily launch the application wherever is most convenient: on their personal desktop or in the cloud where they can scale-out the appliance to suite their needs.

Future virtual machine images will be certified to run on other virtualization software platforms. Stay tuned.