The Home Page and Menus

The AVADO box comes with a pre-installed Operating System, which is accessible via a web-based dashboard.

The Home Page

Navigate to from your browser to bring up the Home Page. On this screen, you can see at a glance the CPU, Memory and Disk usage of your AVADO (item A in the figure below). Once you have installed some packages, they will be shown under the "Active Packages" section, and the corresponding blockchain(s) shown under the "Chains" section.

Other useful items:

  • B - Name of your AVADO Box: You can give your AVADO a cute name, by clicking on the text and changing the default "AVADO". This is for display purpose only and does not affect network settings.

  • C - Your AVADO's IP Addresses: Click on this colored icon to bring up the network information of your AVADO. The External IP is the IP address of your AVADO as seen from the Internet - most likely this is the same IP address assigned by your ISP to your home network. The Internal IP is how your home router recognizes your AVADO on the local network.

  • D - Blockchain Status: Once you have installed some packages and loaded blockchain data, you can see the chain status by clicking on this "block" icon. The same information is also shown under the "Chains" section on the Home Page.

  • E - Main Menu: These are some useful functions you will need to configure and operate your AVADO. See below for a detailed walkthrough.

The DappStore

The DappStore is where you would download and install the various "DApps". In the context of web3 and blockchains, a "DApp" is a piece of software - a "Distributed App" - that interacts with the blockchain. You will need to install a selection of these DApps to start staking.

On this screen:

Version Numbers

Each "card" provides information about the DApp's name and the corresponding AVADO package version number (item A in the figure above). In this example, the "Nimbus Consensus Client" has a version number of 0.0.17. Clicking on the card reveals additional details about the DApp. In this case, it also shows that the AVADO package is built upon the underlying software version v24.2.2. Essentially, the AVADO package acts as a "wrapper" for the underlying software, ensuring that it is pre-configured and fully compatible with all components of the AVADO machine.

The INSTALL Button

Depending on the status of the DApp installation, you will see different buttons. If you haven't installed the DApp yet, the button displayed will be labeled as INSTALL. Once you have successfully installed the DApp, the button will change to DETAILS (e.g. item B on the previous figure). If an update is available for the DApp, the button will turn orange and display UPDATE.

My DApps Menu

Once you have installed some DApp, you will find the list of installed DApp on the My DApps menu.

Here are some useful functions:

  • A - Open: Clicking "Open" to open the DApp. If a DApp does not feature a dedicated user interface, the "Open" button functions similarly to the "Manage" button.

  • B - Manage: Clicking "Manage" provides access to the Management Page for each DApp. This is where you can perform various standard functions on the DApp, such as Pause, Restart, Reset, or Remove. Additionally, you can view the Logs and access user-configurable options on this page.

  • C - Restart: This option serves as a convenient shortcut to quickly restart the DApp if needed.

  • D - Auto-Update: All AVADO DApp come pre-configured to update automatically whenever a software update is available. It is highly recommended to keep the "Auto-Update" button enabled for an optimal and hassle-free experience.

The Support Menu

This page shows at a glance some important system information, for diagnostic purpose.

The System Menu

The System menu shows a list of system packages that are essential to the operations of your AVADO. Do not remove any of these packages.

Some key items on this page:


All AVADO packages come pre-configured to update automatically whenever a software update is available. It is highly recommended to keep the "Auto-Update" button (item A in the figure above) enabled for an optimal and hassle-free experience.

Reboot My AVADO / Shutdown

To ensure a proper and clean shutdown and reboot of your AVADO, use these buttons (items B and D) to initiate a system reboot or shutdown if necessary. It stops all packages correctly, allowing for a smooth and efficient restart immediately or later.

Whenever possible, please avoid pressing the power button or directly unplugging your AVADO as a means of shutting it down.

Disk Cleanup

Utilize this button (item C) to perform a disk cleanup and reclaim disk space after removing a package. It is important to note that Disk Cleanup only removes package data when the package itself has been removed. It will not have any effect on packages that are currently installed and in use.

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