Getting Started with aiScaler - Blueprint

Updated by @KeithResar on Dec 29, 2015

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aiScaler helps CenturyLink Cloud customers address the business challenge of website scalability, stability and security - now available as part of the CenturyLink Cloud Blueprint Engine.

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aiScaler has integrated their technology with the CenturyLink Cloud platform. The purpose of this KB article is to help the reader take advantage of this integration to achieve rapid time-to-value for this application delivery controller solution.


aiScaler Provides Traffic Management, Dynamic Site Acceleration, and DDoS protection in a single easily configured virtual appliance. We provide free installation support and ongoing access to engineers with CenturyLink expertise to help you optimize your site.

Alexa top 1000 sites, use aiScaler to scale and stabilize their environments.

Our reporting tools provide over 200 real-time metrics so you know what is happening with your application, allowing you to alert on and solve issues before they affect your users. We support mobile redirection and re-writing, HTTPS offload, while managing your users session layer, to free up origin resources.

aiScaler can reduce your Origin load by over 80%, simplifying your implementation and saving money on your deployment. Our dynamic site caching increases the speed from click to content. Deploying aiScaler as multiple endpoints on different CenturyLink Cloud geographic networks removes network latency.

We support Highly Available deployment and can help you configure your CenturyLink systems to guarantee uptime. In addition we provide 2 hours of free deployment support. Please contact us for a free technical consult.


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After reading this article, the you should feel comfortable getting started using the aiScaler technology on CenturyLink Cloud.

After executing the steps in this Getting Started document, you will have a functioning virtual application delivery controller, upon which you can deploy web applications that are fast, able to handle massive traffic and secured from DDoS and other online attacks.


Prior to deploying this Blueprint please create a new server matching the below specifications:

  • Server running Ubuntu 14.04, Debian 7, RHEL 7 or CentOS 7. 4CPU/8GB RAM is a good starting point
  • Assigned public IP with the following open ports: 22, 80, 443.

Deploying aiScaler

You can achieve a single-button deployment of a new aiScaler instance using CenturyLink Cloud Blueprints. Follow these step by step instructions to deploy aiScaler. For more details please reference

  1. Locate the Blueprint in the Blueprint Library.

    • Login to the Control Portal. From the Nav Menu on the left, click Orchestration > Blueprints Library.
    • Search for "aiScaler" in the keyword search on the right side of the page.

  2. Click the Deploy Blueprint button.

  3. Set Required parameters.

    • Domain - optionally specific the first domain
    • Origin - optionally specific the content origin
  4. Set Optional Parameters.

    • Password/Confirm Password (This is the root password for the server. Keep this in a secure place).
    • Set DNS to “Manually Specify” and use “” (or any other public DNS server of your choice).
    • Optionally set the server name prefix.
    • The default values are fine for every other option.
  5. Review and Confirm the Blueprint.

  6. Deploy the Blueprint.

    • Once verified, click the deploy blueprint button.
    • You will see the deployment details stating the Blueprint is queued for execution.
  7. Deployment Complete.

    • Once the Blueprint has deployed you will receive an email confirming the newly deployed assets within a few minutes.
    • If you do not receive an email you may have had a deployment error - check the Blueprints Queue or review the Blueprint Build Log to for error messages.


The costs listed above in the above steps are for the infrastructure only. After deploying this Blueprint, you may secure entitlements to the technology using the following steps:

  • aiScaler offers 30 day free trial demo licenses.
  • You can find all license plans available at For cloud usage we recommend 1GB/s bandwidth cap.
  • In order to get you license please contact [email protected]
  • Once you obtained your license, connect over SFTP and upload the license to /etc/aicache/license. Install License Install License

  • Either restart the server from dashboard or connect over SSH and run service aicache restart. Install License Install License

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I obtain my license?

  • aiScaler offers 30 day free trial demo licenses.
  • You can find all license plans available at For cloud usage we recommend 1GB/s bandwidth cap.
  • In order to get you license please contact [email protected]

Who should I contact for support?

  • For issues related to deploying aiScaler, please contact [email protected] (Skype: ai.scaler).
  • For issues related to cloud infrastructure, please open a ticket using the CenturyLink Cloud Support Process.

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