Welcome to the OntoPortal Appliance Administration Guide
This is the official installation and maintenance documentation for OntoPortal Virtual Appliance 3.0. You can find general information about the OntoPortal Virtual Appliance and its installation process, including descriptions of the installation steps as well as managing ontologies.
To learn how to use a running OntoPortal Virtual Appliance, please visit the existing user documentation for BioPortal, or the documentation generated at your running appliance(found at
The OntoPortal Virtual Appliance is provided by the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research and the OntoPortal Alliance. The documentation for the current release (Release 3.0.0) focuses on system administration of the Appliance. In coming months, working with the OntoPortal Alliance, we will add documentation on how to use the OntoPortal Virtual Appliance. We will also add information about the OntoPortal Alliance—how it collaborates to maintain the Appliance and how you can help.
You are welcome to make pull requests for improvements to this documentation, or to submit your questions to the support list at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of contents
- General Information - General and reference information about the OntoPortal Appliance
- Installing OntoPortal - Key steps to install the OntoPortal Appliance
- Managing Ontologies in OntoPortal - Working with ontologies in the OntoPortal Appliance
- Managing Your System - Keeping your OntoPortal Virtual Appliance running smoothly