- Hardware & Software Requirements
- DNS Prerequisites
- Installing Axigen on Linux
- Installing Axigen on Windows
- Deploying & Running Axigen in VMware & VirtualBox
- Deploying & Running Axigen in Docker
- Configuration Wizard on Linux
- Configuration Wizard on Windows
- Starting / Stopping / Restarting Axigen
- Startup Operations
- Setting the Admin Password
- Logging into the WebAdmin interface
- Setting Up the WebAdmin Service
- Setting Up the DNR (Domain Name Resolver)
- Creating a Domain
- Adding a User in a Domain
- Enabling / Disabling a Service
- Changing a User's Password
- Allowing / Forbidding Features for a User
- Enabling Filtering for a Domain / User
- Creating an Administrative User
- Setting Up Custom SMTP and EHLO Banners
- Services and Modules
- About Axigen's Architecture
- Supported OS / Platforms and Web Clients
The Axigen virtual appliance is available starting with Axigen X2 Update 2 (10.2.2).
The Axigen virtual appliance allows customers to run an Axigen based mail service within a VMware or VirtualBox environment.
The image relies on a CentOS 7 image on top of which Axigen is installed (from RPM) and basic configuration is performed.
The virtual machine is configured as follows:
- CPU: 2 cores
- RAM: 4 GB
- HDD: 50 GB; for larger deployments, you can add additional disks or mount points.
- LAN: one network interface
- OS: CentOS 7.6
The disk structure obeys the RPM defined structure:
/opt/axigen— binaries and other files
/var/opt/axigen— data files
The following services are enabled and mapped as 'exposed' TCP ports:
- SMTP (25 - non secure, 465 - TLS)
- IMAP (143 - non secure, 993 - TLS)
- POP3 (110 - non secure, 995 - TLS)
- WEBMAIL (80 - non secure, 443 - TLS)
- WEBADMIN (9000 - non secure, 9443 - TLS)
- CLI (7000 - non secure)
The root user password is set by default to a standard value.
The Axigen admin password is randomly generated for each machine.
Both are displayed before each login (local or SSH).
Considerations about the Axigen virtual appliance
By default, the image uses DHCP for network configuration. Network settings can be modified by using the CentOS nmtui utility
By default, the time zone is set to Europe / London.
To set your preferred time zone, use:
your_time_zone, you can issue the following system command:
For example, to restrict the list to the European time zones, you can use:
When deploying in VirtualBox, it's mandatory to set HWCLOCK to UTC. More information here: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch03.html#settings-motherboard
Operating Axigen in a virtual appliance
Axigen does not have any particularities in operation comparing with a standard Linux install.
- Starting the Axigen service:
- Stopping the Axigen service:
- Restarting the Axigen service:
Upgrading to newer versions is prone to the typical upgrade procedures.