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AsteriskNow 1.

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Installation Procedure

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


Required Software

Before starting with this project you will require at least the following software.

1/. A copy of the AsteriskNow Installation CD

2/. Firefox Web Browser

3/. Putty http://www.putty.org/

4/. WinSCP http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


Installation Procedure

1/. Insert CD

2/. Reboot Machine

3/. Answer wizard questions

4/. Remove CD

5/. Reboot Machine

6/. At this point you can browse to the IP Address of the AsteriskNow Server
(http://192.168.10.210 – in this example)
You will get the 'Freepbx' GUI
User name: freepbx
Password: fpbx

Note: It is best to configure your DHCP server to allocate a static address to this machine.

7/. Use Putty to access the server (User = root Password = set during installation)

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


8/. Update the operating system;

Log onto the system

Username root

Password from the installation wizard

Then enter; yum update

This can take some time and the screen will look at lot different to the above example the first time you
update.

Answer ‘Y’ where appropriate and just let everything run……

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


9/. If you are staying with the 'Freepbx' GUI;

9a/. Login to FreePBX with user: freepbx pass:fpbx

9b/. Click on modules button under either Setup or Tools tab

9c/. Click on "Check for updates online"

9d/. Click a module name to see the option to download and update. Also see "Download All" and
"Update All"

9e/. Complete the download and installation of desired modules

9f/. Click on Process to complete

NOTE

You may need to do this more than once if you have interdependencies.

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


10/. If you are replacing the 'Freepbx' GUI with the 'AsteriskNow' GUI;

10a/. Log On to you server via Putty

10b/. Enter yum remove freepbx

10c/. Answer ‘Y’ where appropriate

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


10d/. Install the Asterisk GUI software

The above commands are;

svn co http://svn.digium.com/svn/asterisk-gui/branches/2.0 asterisk-gui

This will create a directory asterisk-gui

This will result in a number of command lines scrolling up your screen (see picture on the next page).

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure
10e/. When completed enter;

cd asterisk-gui

10f/. Then enter;

sh configure && make && make install

This will result in even more lines scrolling up your screen

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


10g/. Navigate back to the root directory

cd /root

Then enter the command;

yum install asterisk-gui

And wait for it to finish

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


10h/. Now you will need to change to WinSCP;

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


10i/. In the Right hand pane navigate to /etc/asterisk

You should now be able to see all of the Astrerisk ‘conf’ files.

Find and double click on ‘http.conf’

This should then open in a text editor;

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


You will need to modify the file so that it reads as follows;

;!
;! Automatically generated configuration file
;! Filename: http.conf (/etc/asterisk/http.conf)
;! Generator: Manager
;! Creation Date: Mon May 10 23:29:10 2010
;!
[general]
enabled = yes
enablestatic = yes
bindaddr = [IP Address of Your Asterisk Now Server]
bindport = 8088

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


10j/. Again, in the Right hand pane find ‘manager.conf’ and double click on it

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


You will need to modify the file so that it reads as follows;

[general]
enabled = yes
webenabled = yes
port = 5038
bindaddr = 0.0.0.0

[admin]
secret = [Your Password]
read = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,user,config
write = system,call,log,verbose,command,agent,user,config

NOTE

1/. ‘admin’ can be any logon name that you wish – it does not have to be ‘admin’

2/. I usually keep a copy of these files and just copy them across from my PC to the AsteriskNow Server

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


10k/. Enter the commands;

cd asterisk-gui

make checkconfig

And, hopefully everything should be OK!!!!!

REBOOT THE SYSTEM

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


10l/. Open Firefox and browse to your server.

http://192.168.10.210:8088/asterisk/static/config/index.html

The user name is admin (or whatever you set in your manager.conf)

The password is whatever you typed in ‘manager.conf’ next to secret=

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure


10m/. Once you pass this screen the will be a short delay as Asterisk builds its menu system – then you
should see;

AsteriskNow 1.5 Installation Procedure