• Penn State


Helena Rasche (RBC)

January 28th 2019 - February 1st 2019

Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania, United States

This workshop will cover basic and advanced topics you need to know to set up your own production, high-performance and multi-user Galaxy instance. Sessions will be intensive and hands-on, and taught by experienced instructors from the Galaxy Community. Participants will learn how to install, configure, customize, and extend their own Galaxy servers. Topics include tool configuration, authentication and user management, using heterogeneous storage and compute services, and many other topics that will enable you to get your own Galaxy server up and running, performing well, and used by your community.

Learning goals:
By end of beginner session, administrators will be comfortable

  • deploying new Galaxies
  • administering their own Galaxy
  • doing any long term maintenance of their Galaxy instance

By end of advanced session:

  • Leveraging CVMFS
  • Automating their Galaxy and automating the deployment of Galaxy
  • Using Galaxy with a compute cluster
  • Setting up Interactive Environments
  • Monitoring their server
  • Upgrading and troubleshooting


  • Comfortable with the Unix/Linux command line
  • Competent in a Unix/Linux text editor
  • Some experience with Linux Package Management

Galaxy, administration, sysadmin, bioinformatics, linux, ansible, automation

Ansible, linux, command line, CVMFS

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