Using the Virtual Appliance

The virtual appliance is currently configured to use 8 CPU cores and requires at least 8GB of RAM. You may reduce the number of CPU cores allocated to the virtual appliance, however, we do not recommend that you use any less than 4 CPU cores.

Once you start the virtual appliance, you can connect to IRIDA in several ways: using your web browser, using an uploader tool, or using SSH.

Connecting with your web browser

You can connect to the IRIDA web interface by opening your web browser and navigating to http://localhost:48888/irida/. The virtual appliance is configured to proxy traffic on port 48888 to port 80 in the virtual environment.

You can log into the web interface for the first time using the username admin and the password password1. You will be prompted to change the password the first time you log in.

You can see the Galaxy web interface by opening your web browser and navigating to http://localhost:49999/. The virtual appliance is configured to proxy traffic on port 49999 to port 9090 in the virtual environment. We encourage you to take a look around with Galaxy, but do not change any tools or configuration settings – this instance of Galaxy is configured for internal workflow execution in IRIDA.

Connecting with an uploader tool

Please visit the download page for the IRIDA MiSeq Uploader Tool for more information about how to upload data to the IRIDA virtual appliance.

Connecting with an SSH client

You can connect to the IRIDA virtual appliance using an SSH client like Putty or MobaXterm on Windows, or the ssh client in a UNIX or UNIX-like environment.

The virtual appliance is configured to proxy traffic on port 42222 to port 22 in the virtual environment. The username for the virtual appliance is vagrant and the password is vagrant.

To connect to the IRIDA virtual appliance with the ssh command in a UNIX or UNIX-like environment:

ssh -p 42222 vagrant@localhost

Virtual Appliance Configuration Scripts

The IRIDA Virtual Appliance is created using a tool called packer. You can download the scripts that were used to create the virtual appliance from our git repository:

https://irida.corefacility.ca/gitlab/irida/irida/tree/development/packer