• Quick Installation Guide
  • Step by Step
  • Admin User Guide
01. Introduction
  • Presence of the Machine
02. Hardware Requirement
03. Acquire the Software
04. System Configuration
05. Recover System via RAID
06. FAQ

The Presence of the Running Machine on the Internet

Everything has a start, and has an end.

Deploying a server over the Internet is different from setting up a local server without being revealed to outside people. For a server to be unknown on the Internet by fully-qualified hostname, it requires some registration processes. Furthermore, since the server is known to the public, some security measures should have been taken to avoid the abuse of the server.

This package includes basic elements for network operation, for example, DNS, FTP, firewall, backup storage server, VPN (Virtual Private Network) and Email .

We start from the introduction on Domain name registration with the following diagram:

1. Purchase domain name from the “vendor for domain name registration”

The “Domain Name Registration Vendor” usually will provide a Web interface for you to query your desired domain name. You may find some of the domain names you like have been acquired by other people. It is necessary for you need to find a domain name that is not being occupied. And then make the purchase of the domain name from the “Domain Name Registration Vendor” to complete this step.

2. Purchase Internet bandwidth and obtain “static” IP addresses from your local ISP (internet service provider).

Usually, the ISP will give you a set of IP addresses that may include a list of public IP addresses, the netmask, and the default Gateway. This IP information will be used when you install the software and configure your server. You shall keep the information in a safe place once you obtain that from your ISP.

3. Find a legitimate “DNS host provider”

It is to host your domain name (which you get from step 2) and the associated static IP address (which you get from step 3) record so that everybody on Internet can use your domain name to reach your server. Usually, the “DNS host provider” will provide a Web interface to allow you to input your domain name and the mapped IP address record into their hosted server. This step is completed after you have entered the data into the web page.

4. Update the record at the “Domain Name Registration Vendor” server with the IP addresses of the “DNS host provider”.

At this step, you need to access the website provided by “Domain Name Registration Vendor”. If you do not know the DNS server’s IP addresses of your “DNS host provider”, you can do as follows at your Windows command prompt (the command prompt is reached through Start > Run > cmd), issue the command

  C:\>nslookup DNS-server- name-from-your-provider

The system will respond with the IP address of your “DNS host provider”. Usually, you need to find two IP addresses of the two DNS servers provided by “DNS host provider” (one is called primary DNS host server, the other is secondary DNS host server). The two IP addresses will be entered into the record in the place of “Domain Name Registration Vendor”. We suggest using primary DNS server and secondary server from different places. The Azblink server package also provides DNS server. But to allow people all over the world can query your domain, you should have your domain name placed in different DNS servers to alleviate the load.

5. Wait until it is in effect.

In general, it needs 24 hours to 72 hours to have your domain name record of the server populated across the world so that people can use domain name to access your server.
Those are the general steps as long as you want to have your own private server(s) on Internet.


Basic Web Setting

After the system installation be finished, take the CD out, reboot the machine, and then start the basic network setting for the system.

There are two modes to configure the host, one is console mode on the local host, and the other is Web interface mode on Client. You can choose the one you like or just by the network environment of that time.

Console Mode --- configure on local host

A. Input account and password to login into console configuration interface.


B. You will see 7 options after login in

 1. IP Address:
 2. Netmask:
 3. Default Gateway:
 4. Save and Reboot
 5. Reset to CD setting (DHCP) and Reboot
 6. View Current Active Values
 7. Exit without Saveing Changes

C. Is there any fixed ip ready for configuration?

  Yes, type fixed IP address, Netmask and Default Gateway into option 1.2.3. severally. You can use up
  and down arrow to choose the option who needs edit, and then press enter to configure. After option 1.2.3
  be correctly configured, you can use option 4 to save these changes and reboot the machine. (If you have
  no idea about the Netmask and Default Gateway, you can just refer to the Completion List provided by your

  No, if there is a DHCP server providing the IP assignment services in your network, you can just use option6
  to check the IP address assigned by the system. After checking eth0, please write down the IP address, and
  remember to use option 7 to quit the Console interface.

D. By the IP address you set or the one obtained from DHCP, you can view the configuration page of the
   system host via Web browser on remote Client.

※ DHCP server exists in your network, but if you find eth0 shown as IP when you check current system value, please check if your network cables plug into wrong place (eh0 and eth1 may been exchanged), or if there are some problems on other equipments. (Refer to Q&A in the manual)

Web interface Mode --- configure at sub-network

A. Is the host, which you installed system on, connected by other hosts?

  Yes, please confirm the host is the only DHCP sever (that is to say the network should not have other
  DHCP servers, e.g. IP distributor), and then start from C.

  No, please complete basic network configuration according to B’s instruction.

B. A network cable makes host’s eth1 port and the Hub connected. And use another cable to connect to
  Hub, let the other end of this cable link to a common Client computer.

C. Choose one Client computer from the sub-network which connected to the system host.

D. Open command prompt on the Client (suppose it’s a Windows machine), type “ipconfig” and then press
 “Enter” button, check whether the Default Gateway is or not?

  Yes, just close the command prompt, enter into next step.

  No, type “ipconfig/release” to release the old IP in your computer, and then type “ipconfig/renew” to get
  new assigned IP.
  (If you are still unable to obtain new IP, please check if the network has other DHCP sever or not, or maybe
  TCP/IP of this Client does not use the mode of “Obtain an IP Address Automatically”.)

E. Open your Browser, and type at the address bar to link. When you visit the page at the
  first time, you will see 4 items;

  Host Name:Please set Host Name for this host.
  Admin Password:Default password is admin123.
  New Admin Password:Please set new password.
  Confirm Password:Please confirm your new password.

F. After you enter into system page, go to System>>Network, choose Internet or PPPoE depending on the

  Choose Internet. At the Internet Interface, mostly, you should set the values for IP address / Netmask /
  Default Gateway and then submit, restart your machine and you will find it already connected to Internet.

  Choose PPPoE. If you use PPPoE, remember to check the checkbox of “Turn on PPPoE”. Fill in the account
  and password provided by ISP and submit, reboot your computer, then you can connect to the network.
  (Please refer to the sections of Configuration and Q&A in Quick Installation Guide if you have any questions.)


Appendix 2: Step by Step Installation Guide & Maintenance Information List

Step Content Remark
1. Software/ Hardware Checking List Review Azblink Technology installation CD  
PC Based server hardware:  
    1. Motherboard (Common)
    2. CPU-P3 or above (Intel or AMD)
    3. Memory (256MB or above)
    4. Hard disk (20G or above)
    5. CD Drive
    6. Network Port(including on board 1 or above)
    3 ~4 Network Cable
    Hub or cross wire network cable
    UPS (Un-interrupt Power Supply)
2. Network Topology Planning
Configuration options:
Serial Connected
Parallel Connected
Fresh (Total New)
Multiple IP
Network Maps (Network Topology Diagram) Example:
3. Subscribe Internet Connection from ISP to get IP (Fixed connected or PPPoE) Fix Connected:
IP Address:        .        .        .       
Net Mask:        .        .        .      
Gateway:        .        .        .       
Account          Password            
(The PPPoE connection account provided by ISP)
IP Address:        .        .        .       
(The Fix IP of PPPoE connection provided by ISP)
4. Purchase Domain name from the Domain Name Register Vendor Name of the Domain Register Vendor:                
Account:            Password:              
(To Login the Domain management page at vendor side)
Your Domain Name                       
The DNS 1 IP:                      (required)
The DNS 2 IP:                      (optional)
(The IP address of the external Host DNS or the internal Host DNS, Usually, 1~2 machines are needed)
5. Setup and Configure the DNS Server External Host:
Account:           Password             
(To Login the DNS management page at vendor side)
Your Domain Name:                           
The IP Hosting the Domain:                   
It will need 12 to 24
hours for DNS
setting to take
Internal Host:
Account:           Password             
(To Login the DNS management page at selft host server side)
Your Domain Name                       
The IP Hosting the Domain:                   
PS. Please open the Border Control UDP Port 53
6.  Server Deployment xDSL modem is installed and connect to the net.
Please set BIOS with boot from CD drive before install the software.
If machine comes with IDE interface, please install the software to the master hard drive.
The system requires 2 network ports to turn on firewall functions.
By completing the CD installation, enter Account: root, Password: root123 at the console mode. Issue command: “ipconfig” to see if the network is detected successfully or not. If not, please switch to another network card.
eth0 and eth1 must be identified correctly;eth0 is for WAN connection, eth1 is for LAN connection.
Please find another PC connect to the same subnet
with this new server.
The software raid
function requires
the size of the 2nd
hard disk should be
bigger than the size
of the 1st hard disk.
7. Basic Configuration through Web 1. Enter account: reset , password: root123 at the server
  console, then set the fix IP for the server.
2. Find another PC connected to the same subnet with
  the server, open the PC browser.
3. At the browser address bar, enter the server fix IP
  address. The browser will bring you to the
  configuration setting page.
4. On the first setting page, please modify:
 a. default host name azstart to:        (English)
 b. enter admin account default password : admin123
 c. enter new password for admin:                 
   (keep safely )

5.Please visit Azblink web to get free trial code Or
 formal authentication code to activate  the required
 Azblink SBC+ functions.
Please refers to:
System Configuration Checking List