MT 6 Getting Started

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System Requirements

What is needed to get the PBXware up and running?


Server Hardware

  • Standard x86-compatible server hardware
  • 1.6 GHz or faster CPU minimum (2.6 GHz or more recommended)
  • Compatible processors include:
Intel®: Celeron®, Pentium® II, Pentium III, Pentium 4, Xeon™, Core® series, Core® 2, Core® iX, Atom
AMD™: Athlon™, Athlon MP, Athlon XP, Athlon X series, Duron™, Opteron™
Via: C3, C7


Memory

  • 2 GB minimum


Display

  • None required. (Exception is during the installation only for)


Disk Drives

  • Free space for installation:
  • 15 GB minimum for CD ROM/USB Installation Method
  • For PBXware in Vserver environment, please check disk space requirements for Bicom Systems SERVERware
  • Standard CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive


Local Area Networking

  • Any Ethernet controller supported by the operating system
  • Network configured and fully setup with DHCP service
  • Optional: If the server will operate from a private LAN IP, the firewall must be set up to open/forward some ports. Visit our HOWTO Port Forwarding When System Behind A Router/Firewall for the full list of ports.

Supported Browsers

System can be administered by using one of the following web browsers:

  • Internet explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Chrome


Support Requirements

In order to provide system support we need the access to the system server by SSH, HTTP/HTTPS protocols, following is required:

  • Access to system server as user 'root'
  • Networking setup and fully configured to port forward (or firewall opened) to ports 2020, 80, 81 and 443.


With above in place our technicians will be able to troubleshoot issues. We regret that we are not able to support systems, that do not satisfy above requirements. We ask for understanding.

If not sure how to install PBXware we offer a professional installation service. Please contact sales or visit our web site for full details.

Installation Guide

The PBXware can be installed by one of the following installation methods:

CD ROM installation method is used to install the PBXware onto a commodity PC/server hardware. The installation process installs a Linux operating system, PBXware and all other necessary applications onto the system hard drive. Installation is easy, fast and includes everything needed to successfully install and operate.


WARNING:

CDROM will install the PBXware on hard disk and will erase all existing data, operating system and other files.


  • USB installation method is similar to CD ROM. Only difference is the boot medium which holds PBXware installation files.
  • VIRTUAL SERVER installation is a PBXware system contained within a VSERVER (also known as VPS) on Bicom Systems SERVERware installation.
  • VMware image is pre-installed with PBXware system.

Any of the above formats will start the machine/Vserver/image and all necessary software allowing administrator to login with browser into this machine/Vserver. The Administrator can then license the system by entering the licence number or use it in FREE mode. The system will contact our licensing server for authorization. Upon successful licensing, systems can be used normally by logging into the system.


CD ROM

To install the system using the CD ROM do the following:

  1. Download and burn CD image from http://bicomsystems.com/download
  2. Boot up the system, wait for installer to start and follow the instructions
  3. The system will be installed and rebooted. Once the system is booted, the display will show obtained IP address.
  4. Please login into Setup Wizard using your favorite web browser by navigating to http://$IPADDRESS (For Example: http://192.168.1.2). Default username is "root". Default password is "pbxware"


IMPORTANT:

  • Before continuing please read System Requirements.
  • The Setup Wizard has a security username/password to prevent unauthorized access. Defaults are: username: root and password: pbxware. The setup wizard will ask for the password to be changed in one of the setup wizard steps. After it is changed, It is very important to remember this password since it is the system root and setup wizard password.


USB

Installing the system from USB is no different than using CD ROM version. Only difference is how you put downloaded image to the USB:

  1. Download USB image from http://bicomsystems.com/download
  2. Download PBXware image writer from downloads page
  3. Copy USB image to USB drive using PBXware image writer
  4. Set your machines BIOS to boot from USB device
  5. Boot the system from USB device


After the image boots from USB device, everything else is the same as the system booted from CD ROM.


IMPORTANT:

  • Before continuing please read System Requirements.
  • The Setup Wizard has a security username/password to prevent unauthorized access. Defaults are: username: root and password: pbxware. The setup wizard will ask for the password to be changed in one of the setup wizard steps. After it is changed, It is very important to remember this password since it is the system root and setup wizard password.


Vserver installation

Installing PBXware in Vserver environment is only different in the beginning of the process of installation.

  1. Create a Vserver in SERVERware, for which you need to reference the SERVERware documentation.
  2. After Vserver with PBXware is created, go to Setup Wizard and configure your PBX system.


VMware image

To install system from VMware image, you need to download PBXware 6.0 image for VMware from our official website http://bicomsystems.com/download

After download is finished, extract downloaded image to your disk and open extracted folder. Open PBXware_6 file with VMware Player/Workstation/Fusion and run the virtual machine.

Since this is already installed PBXware system inside VMware image, you only need to go through Setup Wizard for initial configuration of the system and then you will be able to use it.

Image is made with bridged networking so the system should get its own IP address which you can access in any compatible web browser.

IMPORTANT:

  • Before continuing, please read the System Requirements.
  • The setup wizard asks for a security username/password to prevent unauthorized access. The defaults are: username: root and password: pbxware. The setup wizard will ask for the password to be changed in one of the setup wizard steps. After it is changed, It is very important to remember this password since it is the system root and setup wizard password.


Obtaining IP Address

The PBXware IP address can be obtained by:

Setup Wizard

Setup Wizard is designed to collect essential data in order to get the system up and running. After the setup wizard has finished, the system should be fully licensed, fully operational and ready for use.


In order to login to the setup wizard, please point your browser to: https://$IPADDRESS:81/ (For example:https://192.168.1.2:81/)


IMPORTANT:

The setup wizard has a security username/password in order to prevent unauthorized access. The defaults are: username: root and password: pbxware . The setup wizard will ask for the password to be changed in one of the setup steps. After it is changed, it is very important to remember this password since it is the system root and the setup wizard password.


EULA

EULA

The EULA (end user license agreement) is the first setup wizard step. Please read the EULA and type '"I agree"' to proceed.


NOTE:

If you do not agree with the EULA, please remove the installation media and system software and return the license issued.

Administrator Details

Provide the details of the user who will administer the system. These values are used when logging into PBXware

Administrator Details
  • E-mail/Confirm E-mail
Provided email address is used as a username for logging in
([a-z] [0-9] [@_.-])
  • Password/Confirm Password
Provided password is used for logging in
([a-z] [0-9])

Server Details (CD ROM and USB version)

These are system and network fields necessary for proper system operation.

  • Root Password
PBXware prompts for this password during the system/ssh login and when accessing system services through the interface.
  • Confirm Password
Re-type the Root Password entered in the field above
  • Time zone
Select the time zone, in which PBXware is located.
Server Details
  • Hostname
The name given to the machine which will identify the system on the network (E.g. "myhost")
([a-z] [0-9])
  • Interface
The PBXware interface uses (LAN/WAN). If the PBXware is in the LAN interface, select it here. In some cases where PBXware is installed on appliances in WAN mode, select WAN here.
(Select box)
  • Use DHCP
Whether PBXware is using DHCP or the static IP address. It is recommended to always set PBXware on a static IP address, in that case this option should be set to 'No'.
(Option buttons)
  • IP Address
If PBXware is in the LAN, provide its static IP address here.
([0-9])
  • Netmask
This field is calculated automaticaly and contains your IP address Netmask.
([0-9])
  • Gateway
If PBXware is located in LAN, set the gateway IP address here.
(E.g. 192.168.1.1)
([0-9])
  • DNS server
If PBXware is located in LAN, set the preferred DNS server IP address here
(E.g.192.168.1.1)
([0-9])
  • DHCP Server
If there is no DHCP server on LAN, PBXware can start its own and provide UADs/Phones with this service. If you already have DHCP server on your network, choose 'No'.
([0-9])

Server Details (Vserver version)

Server Details (Vserver version)

These are system and network fields necessary for proper system operation

  • Root Password
PBXware prompts for this password during the system/ssh login and when accessing system services through the interface.
(E.g. do34ffjk)
([a-z] [0-9])
  • Confirm Password
Re-type the Root Password entered in the field above.
(E.g. do34ffjk)
([a-z] [0-9])
  • Time zone
Select the the time zone, in which PBXware is located, E.g. USA/East-coast.
(USA/East-coast)
(Select box)
  • Hostname
The name given to the machine which will identify the system on the network, E.g. myhost.
(E.g. myhost)
([a-z] [0-9])
  • Server name
Virtually the same as the 'Hostname' field, only this name will appear during system notifications, sent emails, etc.
(domain.com)
([a-z] [0-9])

Licensing

Licensing allows you to enter a valid non-active license and displays the MAC address with which the license will be valid. If the system has more than one network adapter, all found MACs will be shown for selection.

NOTE: PBXware licensing in version 6.0 have been slightly changed and PBXware license now must have matching PBXware version number assigned. In case license does not have matching version assigned you will still be able to apply the license on this step but PBXware will not be able to start. Once you log in to GUI you will see the warning message informing you that license is not valid. In case this happens please contact your account manager.

Licensing
  • License Type
Select a system license type. The system comes with two license types: FREE license and 'Requested License'
(Select box)
  • License Number
Enter the PBXware license number, select the MAC address if more than one is present and click 'Next' to register the PBXware
([a-z] [0-9])
NOTE: PBXware 6.0 is also allowing you to relicense your PBXware from terminal.

To do that, use ssh to log in to your PBXware and execute these commands:

cd /opt/pbxware
sh/license_refresh

This will take your current license and check licensing server for any changes that might be made to the license since it was applied.

In case you need to relicense your server with new license number use these commands:

cd /opt/pbxware
sh/license_refresh ABCD1234

Make sure to replace ABCD1234 with correct license number you would like to apply to the system.

  • MAC
The MAC address associated with the PBXware.
NOTE: The system must have access to a fully operational Internet connection in order to license the system. If more than one MAC address is present, select the one you wish to associate with PBXware and click 'Next'.
(Select box)

Locality

Locality

Locality allows for 'local' system values to be entered in order to setup all the necessary values for normal system operation.

  • Country
Select the country in which PBXware is located, E.g. United Kingdom.
(Select box)
  • Indications
Typical telephony sounds PBXware will use. A different signal is heard when the handset is picked up in different countries. This field will be set automatically. If your country is not on the list, select 'Other'.
(Select box)
  • Area Code
The area code of the city where PBXware is located, for example, if your PBXware is in New York, you would set '212' here.
([0-9])
  • Number Of Digits
The number of digits PBXware will associate with local extensions. If this field is set to '4', all local extensions will have a range from 1000-9999.
Minimum number of digits is 2 and maximum is 16 digits.
(0-9)


WARNING: After you create first extension, queue or an agent on your system, you will not be able to change this setting anymore.


  • Police/Fire/Ambulance
The number of Emergency Services in the area where PBXware is located. PBXware has an option to dial these emergency services through certain trunks. If all trunk channels are busy, an active call will get dropped in order to dial these numbers.
(If in the USA, for example, set these fields to '911')
(Select box)

Music On Hold

The system comes with a default 'silence' music on hold sound file, or royalty free music on hold file which can be changed later on.

Music on Hold

TIP:

This field is available for: Virtual Server, VMWare, CD, and Appliance PBXware packages


  • Royalty Free Music On Hold
This will upload royalty free music which can be used as default music on hold but it can be changed later on.
(Option button)

Confirm

Finally, the confirmation step allows for all values to be revised and to either finish the wizard or start all over from the beginning. If 'Confirm and finalize' is clicked, the setup wizard will finish and the browser will be redirected to the system login screen.

Confirm
  • Repeat the wizard
If you click this button all of the provided details will be reset and started again from step one.
(Command button)
  • Confirm and finalize
Click this button to confirm the data provided in the setup wizard and finalize the installation. All provided details will be applied and the setup wizard will redirect you to the PBXware login screen.
(Command button)

Logging into the system

Login screen

In order to login to the system, point your browser to: http://$IPADDRESS/ (for example:http://192.168.1.2/)

  • E-mail
This is the administrator's e-mail address, the one you have set in the initial setup wizard.
([a-z] [0-9] [@_.-])
  • Password/PIN
This is the administrator's password, the one you have set in the initial setup wizard.
([a-z] [0-9])

Updates

Updates

In order to update PBXware to the latest version follow these steps:

  1. Login to the PBXware web interface
  2. Navigate to 'Admin Settings: Updates' and click on the 'Updates' button
  3. Enter the system password
  4. Click on 'Start' and wait until the system shows the interface again

License Updates

License Updates

To upgrade your PBXware license, do as follows:

  1. Login to the PBXware web interface
  2. Navigate to 'Admin Settings: 'Licensing'
  3. Enter the system password
  4. Enter the license number in the 'License Number' field (e.g. 0A9DS8F7)
  5. Click on the 'Save' button




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