7.2 Galaxy: Step-by-step guide

This step-by-step guide provides written instructions and screenshots for getting started with Galaxy on AnVIL.

7.2.1 Starting Galaxy

Note that, in order to use Galaxy, you must have access to a Terra Workspace with permission to compute (i.e. you must be a “Writer” or “Owner” of the Workspace).

Open your Workspace, and click on the “NOTEBOOKS” tab. Next, click on “Create a Cloud Environment for Galaxy”. You should see a popup window on the right side of the screen. Click on “NEXT” and “CREATE” to keep all settings as-is. This will take 8-10 minutes. When it is done, click “LAUNCH GALAXY”.

Screenshot of the Workspace Notebooks tab. The notebook tab name and the plus button that starts a cloud environment for Galaxy have been highlighted,

7.2.3 Deleting Galaxy environment

Once you are done with your activity, you’ll need to shut down your Galaxy cloud environment. This frees up the cloud resources for others and minimizes computing cost. The following steps will delete your work, so make sure you are completely finished at this point. Otherwise, you will have to repeat your work from the previous steps.

Return to AnVIL, and find the Galaxy logo that shows your cloud environment is running. Click on this logo:

Screenshot of the Workspace menu. The currently running Galaxy cloud environment logo on the top right of the page is highlighted.


Screenshot of the cloud environment pop out menu. The “DELETE ENVIRONMENT OPTIONS” link is highlighted.

Finally, select “Delete everything, including persistent disk”. Make sure you are done with the activity and then click “DELETE”.

Screenshot of the cloud environment pop out menu. The “Delete everything, including persistent disk” radio button has been checked and is highlighted. The “DELETE” button is highlighted.