On this page, you can start/stop Wialon manually, install updates, adjust mail server, and set important limitations.

Here you can also indicate your e-mail ('Administrator's e-mail') which will be used for the following:

  • to reset the password in case you lose it;
  • to send system reports about available updates, occurring errors, deficient disk space, etc.


Updates can come from two sources: either you have purchased something on the 'License' page or Gurtam has published a new release for Wialon Local.

You can choose to install updates manually or automatically. If you enable the option 'Auto install updates', the system will automatically detect the availability of updates and install them immediately. If the option is disabled, you will be informed about updates in the Log, and a corresponding phrase (like '3 updates available' instead of 'Everything is up to date') will appear near the checkbox. To install updates manually, press the link 'Install now'.

No matter how you install updates, manually or automatically, Wialon will be restarted. This will cause restarting of sites, modems, etc., and all active sessions will be forcibly finished.

The currently used version of Wialon Local is indicated in the appropriate row.

Upon the arising of any failures connected with modules, you can change the situation by reinstalling them. To do so, click on the button 'Update all' situated on the tab 'System' and then install the uploaded update.

Mail System

Among the additional software provided and installed together with the operational system Debian there is postfix specially adjusted for Wialon Local. It is used for sending mail (either to administrator about Wialon operation or to end users with reports and notifications).

Sender's address is chosen in the following order (if one is empty, the following is taken):

  1. email from billing plan
  2. administrator's email (from the System page)

You may also adjust another SMTP server. In this case, all mail except for messages to the administrator will go through it.

Enter your SMTP server address. It may prove to be enough if you have your own SMTP server. However, if you use an external server for sending mail, you will need authorization. In this case, you enter your login and password you obtained in that mail system.

:!: When connecting to a third-party SMTP server, use the authorization without plain text encryption.

When finished, press 'Save' and restart Wialon. To check if the mailing system is configured properly, you can press 'Verify'. A test message will be sent to the administrator's email. You can also see the results of this check in the Log below.

Most mail systems perform special checks for spam messages. They compare the original IP address from which the messages go with the MX record of the sender's domain. If the MX record is not found, sending messages might be suspended, or the sender's address might be added to the 'grey list' (this eventually might lead to total denial of processing and sending messages). To avoid such situation, when you register your Wialon-related sites, make sure that external IP address of the server is included in the MX records of the domain.


In order to provide actual data, all the online queries have their execution time. If it is exceeded, the browser doesn't wait for an answer from the server and the query's execution stops. This restriction is 3 minutes for the reports and 5 minutes for the scripts.

To ensure a stable operation of the server and to prevent it from overloading you can adjust the limitations listed below.

Report execution timeout, secs
If a report execution takes more time than it is indicated here, it will be aborted.

Script engine timeout, secs
If the execution of scripts exceeds this time, it stops.

Loaded messages per user
The number of messages that can be loaded by a user into all user's sessions. If this limit is met, this user may have difficulties in executing reports, building tracks, importing messages, etc.

Active sessions for IP
The maximum number of active sessions of one user from one IP address.

Simultaneous heavy requests
By heavy requests, we mean message loading, report execution, etc. In this field, you indicate how many heavy requests can be processed simultaneously in a session.

Failed logins for IP per minute
Maximum unsuccessful logins from one IP address in a minute.

Successful logins for IP per minute
Allowed successful logins from one IP address in a minute. If these two limits are met, IP address will be temporarily blocked. It can cause difficulty to log in to the system.

Video server URL
Address of the video server.

ACL update timeout, s
The interval of recalculation of users's access rights to their units. The smaller the interval is, the higher is the load on the server.

:!: If you leave these fields empty o fill them in with zeroes, there will be no restrictions. See the recommended default adjustments.


In the 'Process history for X days' field indicate the number of days valid for events module. In other words, if 5 days is indicated in this field, and your equipment sends messages for the past 30 days (stored in black box), then events will not be recalculated.

:!: Note.
If the events are not activated (the corresponding flag is not checked),

  1. only online data will be shown in the tab 'Info' of the Wialon Mobile Client, and the 'History' of movements will be empty;
  2. drivers' activities concerning their assignment to units will not be formed.

Note that the maximum number of days for history processing corresponds to 365 days. Though, a large amount of information needs the corresponding time for processing, therefore it is recommended not to exceed the value of several days.

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