Dell 1850 PE is a good 1U system for Asterisk, it works well with
centos4 which is what Asterisk at home is based on. You can even install
dells openmanage tools without any problem. We use with TE410P without
issue, although you can have issues with ONE of the PCI slots if you are
using onboard perc RAID controller which shares the PCI.
Andres Jimenez wrote:
> Hello, all
>> I will need to replace an old PBX and voicemail system with a new
> server running Asterisk at home. But I have never done it, so I need some
> help :)
>> I want to build it on a rackmount server ( 1 U is desired), leaving
> all phone systems isolated in it's own rack. But I am afraid digium's
> PCI cards (I had TE411P in mind) can get trouble working on a riser.
>> The PCI card is:
>http://www.digium.com/en/products/hardware/te411p.php>> For the server I was thinking in this two options:
> AMD Opteron based:
>http://encom.ie/client_images/GT24-B2891_1U.pdf> Intel Xeon based:
>http://www.intel.com/cd/channel/reseller/asmo-na/eng/products/box_server_products/server_platforms/ser_platform_sr1435vp2/index.htm>> Both configurations would use dual proccessor, SATA RAID drives (160
> or 200 GB each) and dual Gb ethernet.
>> We use a Primary rate Acess ISDN line with 70 phones (and a maximum
> range of 100 numbers). We have a couple og analog lines also, but they
> wouldn't be connected to the PBX.
>> Do you think there is something missing in those configurations?
> Should I pay special attention to any specific detail?
>> Changing phone system is critical enough for requiring a contractor
> with loads of experience.
> Can you recommend a professional or company for supporting us in the
> implementation? We would need some advice about hardware before buying
> and replicate our current PBX configuration to the asterisk's box.
>> Thanks in advance.
> Andres Jimenez
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