Get Galaxy Express

The Galaxy Express section allows user to deploy a standard Galaxy production environment.

The service instantiate a CentOS 7 Virtual Machine with Galaxy, all its companion software and tools already embedded. Once deployed each Galaxy instance can be further customized with tools and reference data.

See also

For a detailed descreption of all Web UI options see section: Laniakea options.

See also

To login into the portal see section: Authentication.

Instantiate Galaxy

  1. Enter in the Galaxy Express section:

    Galaxy express main window
  2. Describe your instance using the Instance description field, which will identfy your Galaxy in the job list, once your request is submitted.

  3. Select the Instance flavor, (virtual CPUs and RAM):

    Currently, the following pre-sets are available, but not all of them are enabled.

    Name VCPUs RAM Total Disk Root Disk
    small 1 2 GB 20 GB 20 GB
    medium 2 4 GB 20 GB 20 GB
    large 4 8 GB 20 GB 20 GB
    xlarge 8 16 GB 20 GB 20 GB
    xxlarge 16 32 GB 20 GB 20 GB
  4. Copy & Paste your SSH key, to login in the Galaxy instance:

    SSH public key injection
  5. Storage section allows to select the user storage volume size. The Enable encryption flag is explained here: Get encrypted instance.

    Galaxy express Storage section
  6. Select the Galaxy version, the instance administrator e-mail and your custom Galaxy:

    Galaxy express Galxy configuration section


Please insert a vail mail address. No check is performed on its syntax, but entering an incorrect email address will cause deployment failure if the encryption option is set.

  1. Select Galaxy tools pre-set:

    Galaxy express Tools section
  2. and reference dataset:

    Galaxy express Tools section
  3. Finally, SUBMIT your request:

    Galaxy express submit request

Galaxy login

The galaxy administrator password is automatically generated during the instatiation procedure and is the same for each deployed instance:

User: galaxy administrator e-mail

Password: galaxy_admin_password


The anonymous login is by default disabled.


Change Galaxy password and the API key as soon as possible!