We do not recommend changing the time zone on your server. The server is currently set to use local time and changing time zones will result in a mismatch between the original data import times stored in the server and the way the clients report them.
Too many open file descriptors
Starting with OMERO 5, the server works directly from original files.
At times, this requires a significant number of open file handles. If
you are having problems with large or frequent imports, are seeing
“Too many open file descriptors” or similar, you may need to increase the
maximum number of open files per process. On Linux, this may be done
by setting the nofile limit in
omero soft nofile 10000 omero hard nofile 12000
This permits the omero user to have 10000 open files per process,
which may be increased up to a maximum of 12000 by the user. The
username and limits will need adjusting for the specifics of your
installation and usage requirements. Note that these settings take
effect only for new logins, so the server and the shell or environment
the server is started from will require restarting. Run
as the user running OMERO to verify that the changes have taken
Changing group permissions
If a group contains a projection made by one member from data owned by another user, you cannot make the group into a private group.
File format support
When you import an image over a certain size, OMERO will generate a pyramid of lower resolution
images if it doesn’t already exist in the file. The threshold size is configurable using
omero.pixeldata.max_plane_width but set to 3192x3192 pixels by
default. However, this process can be very resource-intensive, depending on the size of the
image as well as the image format and any data compression used, for example see
PixelData threads and pyramid generation issues.
Further, OMERO never generates pyramids for large floating-point pixel type images.
For large floating-point images, follow the recommended workflow to have the best experience (see below).
The OMERO pyramid generation process should be considered as deprecated and instead it is recommended that users avoid these issues by converting their data to pyramidal OME-TIFF files before importing into OMERO. A number of suitable tools are available such as bioformats2raw & raw2ometiff, bfconvert, Kheops, tifffile, aicsimageio, libvips and QuPath.
Large floating-point images
Pyramids of image tiles are currently not generated for large floating-point pixel type images.
This primarily affects the following file formats:
However, in some cases, the floating-point images without pyramids can be viewed in OMERO clients at full resolution (if the images are not too large).
This behaviour is configured by
omero.pixeldata.max_plane_float_override. By default (
OMERO overrides the requirement for floating-point images above the
omero.pixeldata.max_plane_width to have pyramids, which allows them to be treated as regular images and possibly viewed in the clients.
However, this also allows OMERO to attempt the calculation of minimal and maximal pixel intensity for these images (normally disabled for large images because it is resource intensive to read every pixel value).
omero.pixeldata.max_plane_float_override is set to
False on your server,
OMERO will not attempt to treat large floating-point images as if they are smaller images,
so any large images without pre-generated pyramids will not be viewable.
However, this will protect the server from expensive attempts to calculate min/max pixel values.
It is recommended to pre-generate pyramidal OME-TIFF images as described above and to set
False on your server.
Import of OME-NGFF
Naming of OME-NGFF images in OMERO
Depth of scanning prior to import
The import might fail if the hierarchy of folders is exceeding the depth of scanning (default: 4). For formats using deeper hierarchy of folders such as OME-NGFF use
omero import --depth option to set the depth of scanning of 10 (or more if necessary).
Calculation of minima and maxima pixel values
If images are imported with one of the
omero import --skip options
skipping calculation of the global minima and maxima pixel values, OMERO
clients will use the extrema of the pixel type range by default. Users can
adjust the minima/maxima via the rendering settings. Recalculating minima and
maxima pixel values after import is currently not supported.
Flex data in OMERO.tables
If you are using the advanced configuration setting
for importing Flex data split between multiple directories for use with
OMERO.tables, you should not upgrade beyond
5.0.x. Neither the 5.1 line nor OMERO 5.2 support this functionality.
Enabling synchronization of LDAP on user login may override admin actions carried out in the clients, see Synchronizing LDAP on user login for details.