Virtual Machine (VM) Installation
Important Information Before you Start
Installing the FreePBX on the Virtual Machine
When the VM is first
created, it is in the Stopped state.
- Set the VNC ID accordingly (you can leave it to 0)
- Set Usb to All.
- Set Startup to Auto if you want to start up the VM as soon as the Sentinel is restarted.
- Click Play to start the VM
Connect using VNC client to the IP address of the network port with virtual
Note: DO NOT select output to SERIAL, as it will not display anything on the VNC Viewer.
- There are 2 options to perform the installation, step-by-step or fully automated. In case you select Fully Automatic, the root password is set to SangomaDefaultPassword.
- Supported VNC Clients are: VNC for Chrome, UltraVNC, TightVNC, VNC Viewer.
Start the installation step by step by selecting the FreePBX standard
Once the installer is launched, if you selected step by step, you will need to
connect to a new vnc client to start the installation
The installation will automatically start, and you will have to configure the ROOT password.
Once the installation is completed, in case you have chosen step by step
installation, you will be prompt with the reboot screen. In this case the
installation took more than 60 minutes.
After reboot, you should be able to see the installation information on the VNC
client. This is the same screen if you choosed the fully automated installation
after login as root.
Follow the on-screen instructions for the initial login and the FreePBX Web
interface will appear. You will need to create a new user and password. After
creating the user, you will be prompted to the main FreePBX screen. 1
Disabling Swap on Linux
Open the VNC Client located on a computer of the network connected to the
Note: UltraVNC Viewer, TightVNC Viewer and VNC Viewer are presently supported.
- Open .../etc/sysctl.conf file
- Add vm.swappiness = 0 to the file.
- Open ... /etc/fstab.
Add noatime to the following lines
- § UUID=32b414c0-This-is-an-example / ext4 defaults, noatime 1 1
- § UUID=b4598e44-This-is-an-example /boot ext4 defaults, noatime 1 2
- § # UUID=72355f7a-497d-This-is-an-example swap swap defaults 0 0
Use the Shutdown command and then restart the Virtual Machine.
IMPORTANT: Do no use the Linux reboot command as the filesystem may not get mounted properly.
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Mediatrix devices are supplied with an exhaustive set of documentation.
Mediatrix user documentation is available on the Media5 Documentation Portal.
- Release notes: Generated at each GA release, this document includes the known and solved issues of the software. It also outlines the changes and the new features the release includes.
- Configuration notes: These documents are created to facilitate the configuration of a specific use case. They address a configuration aspect we consider that most users will need to perform. However, in some cases, a configuration note is created after receiving a question from a customer. They provide standard step-by-step procedures detailing the values of the parameters to use. They provide a means of validation and present some conceptual information. The configuration notes are specifically created to guide the user through an aspect of the configuration.
- Technical bulletins: These documents are created to facilitate the configuration of a specific technical action, such as performing a firmware upgrade.
- Hardware installation guide: They provide the detailed procedure on how to safely and adequately install the unit. It provides information on card installation, cable connections, and how to access for the first time the Management interface.
- User guide: The user guide explains how to customise to your needs the configuration of the unit. Although this document is task oriented, it provides conceptual information to help the user understand the purpose and impact of each task. The User Guide will provide information such as where and how TR-069 can be configured in the Management Interface, how to set firewalls, or how to use the CLI to configure parameters that are not available in the Management Interface.
- Reference guide: This exhaustive document has been created for advanced users. It includes a description of all the parameters used by all the services of the Mediatrix units. You will find, for example, scripts to configure a specific parameter, notification messages sent by a service, or an action description used to create Rulesets. This document includes reference information such as a dictionary, and it does not include any step-by-step procedures.
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