Recently I set up an AWS account through my university in order to use Qiime2. Unfortunately I realized that security and compliance policy only allows connection to US-East-1 (N.Virginia) and US-East-2(Ohio) servers, so I am unable to use Qiime2.
Tech support at the uni suggested asking for a shared copy of the Qiime2 AMI to my AWS account for use on the US-East-1 server, so I’m posting to see if this is possible. I think it would probably be easier to install Qiime2 via a Linux partition, but in that case I’m not sure if native processor power would be too low to process data in any reasonable time.
Some help with this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Ah yeah, you're right - sorry about that! Unfortunately it doesn't look like I can do anything about that permission boundary, but, like I said above, you can install QIIME 2 via conda, in an EC2 instance of your choice. We don't do anything special for the QIIME 2 AWS AMIs - we just install QIIME 2 via conda, put a "welcome message" up, and call it a day:
So the basic idea here is that an AWS EC2 instance is just a computer, no different than the workstation in your office/lab/etc - so just following the basic QIIME 2 installation commands will get you the same results as using our "official" EC2 AMI.
Hope that helps!
(Matthew Ryan Dillon)