Frequently Asked Questions
Under what license is the OntoPortal Virtual Appliance released?
See License Terms
Can I use the Annotator and Recommender on their own?
Because services like the Annotator and Recommender depend on the Ontologies API in OntoPortal, you can not usefully install those services in a stand-alone way without also installing the core OntoPortal software and ontologies.
How do I access the Virtual Appliance I’ve just started?
How do I enable outgoing emails?
See Enabling emails
How do I add or change categories or groups?
See How do I add or change categories or groups for ontologies?
How do I add or change slices?
See How do I add or change slices in OntoPortal
How do I delete an ontology?
How can I migrate ontologies from BioPortal or another OntoPortal Appliance into a new Appliance?
See Copying external ontologies
How can I restrict ontology downloads via the UI or API?
See Configuring Ontology Permissions
When are new ontologies parsed?
How do I manually parse an ontology?
See Manually reparsing using the Ruby console
How can I process a UMLS ontology?
How do I know if an ontology has parsed?
See How do I know if an ontology has parsed
Is there a log file for parsing?
See Is there a log file for parsing?
Web User Interface
How can I clear the memcached-based UI cache?
See Administrative Web User Interface—Caching
How can I use widgets with my Virtual Appliance?
How can I use the OVF image with my virtualization software? (VMware, VirtualBox, etc.)
See Virtualization Environments
How can I use the Appliance on Amazon EC2?
See Amazon AWS AMI and AWS AMI deployent.