eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow

AsteriskNow deployment is just like setting up any Linux distribution.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - The Server Console Interface

AsteriskNow is meant to be managed from the Web GUI, but we did a few things--including updating the server and getting to the Asterisk command line console--from the server itself.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - The Server Console Interface

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Updating the Appliance

From the rPath Appliance Agent page, we could update our software appliance with a single click.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Updating the Appliance

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Analog Phones

The first step in the config wizard is setting up analog phones. (We didnt have any.)

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Analog Phones

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Extension Settings

The wizard walked us through extension length and starting place.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Extension Settings

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Trunks, Trunks, Trunks

We could configure prepopulated Voice ITSPs, set up our own SIP or IAX trunk, or configure analog trunks from our Digium Wildcard 400p.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Trunks, Trunks, Trunks

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Mapping Call Rules to Trunks

AsteriskNow comes with default call rules that are not tied to any trunks. We could edit those or make our own.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Mapping Call Rules to Trunks

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - The Wizard of Voice Mail

Here, we set up the default voice mail extension and message settings.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - The Wizard of Voice Mail

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - User Extensions

We could tie a user to an extension, specify the types of service a user can access and create default passwords.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - User Extensions

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Registration

For the first few beta iterations, Digium required users to register, but now users can bypass this step.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Registration

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Configuring Call Rules

We could set up call rules from the wizard, but to do some things--such as prepend numbers to a dialed number--we had to go into the interface.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - Configuring Call Rules

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - All About the Upsell

Administrators can get to a VOIP phone reseller directly from the Asterisk GUI.

eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: AsteriskNow - All About the Upsell

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