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Installation Guide
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PortaUM Installation Guide
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PortaUM Installation Guide
Table of Contents
Preface ............................................................................................................................ 3
1.
Introduction ...................................................................................4
Hardware and Software Requirements ............................................................... 5
2.
Installation Process .....................................................................7
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1: Insert USB Dongle....................................................................................... 8
2: Power-up, Boot Order Setup ................................................................... 8
3: Insert CD-ROM ............................................................................................. 9
4: Launch Installation Process ..................................................................... 9
5: Welcome Screen ........................................................................................ 11
6: Choose Installation Type ........................................................................ 11
7: Hardware Check......................................................................................... 12
8: PortaSwitch Parameters .......................................................................... 12
9: Network Configuration............................................................................. 13
10: Time Zone Configuration...................................................................... 13
11: Disk Partitioning - Overview................................................................ 14
12: Disk Partitioning - Choose Disk.......................................................... 14
13: Disk Partitioning – Slice Layout.......................................................... 15
14: UM Mail Domain Configuration........................................................... 15
15: Set Up Root Password and User Account ...................................... 16
16: Start Installation...................................................................................... 16
17: Installing Required Applications......................................................... 17
18: Prepare to Reboot................................................................................... 18
19: Check If System Can Reboot to Normal State ............................. 19
20: Prepare System for Transport (Optional)....................................... 20
Cisco AS5300 Gateway Setup ................................................. 21
Setting-up Back-to-Back T1/E1 Connection .................................................... 22
Other Important Considerations .......................................................................... 24
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PortaUM Installation Guide
Preface
This document provides a general overview of the PortaUM installation
process.
Where to Get the Latest Version of this
Guide
The hard copy of this guide is updated at major releases only, and does
not always contain the latest material on enhancements occurring between
minor releases. The online copy of this guide is always up to date, and
integrates the latest changes to the product. You can access the latest copy
of this guide at: www.portaone.com/support/documentation/
Conventions
This publication uses the following conventions:
ƒ Commands and keywords are given in boldface
ƒ Terminal sessions, console screens, or system file names are displayed
in fixed width font
Caution indicates that the described action might result in program
malfunction or data loss.
NOTE: Notes contain helpful suggestions about or references to materials not
contained in this manual.
Timesaver means that you can save time by performing the action
described in the paragraph.
Tips provide information that might help you solve a problem.
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Introduction
1. Introduction
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Introduction
PortaUM can potentially run on most modern UNIX operating systems
(FreeBSD, Linux, Sun Solaris), assuming these are equipped with basic
items such as an ANSI C compiler. However, it might be difficult for an
inexperienced system administrator to install and configure the operating
system in such a way as to suit all of the requirements and provide the
best performance. Installing all the prerequisite software (libraries, Perl
modules, etc.) might also be a time-consuming task, with a high risk of
making some hard-to-trace error.
The PortaUM JumpStart installation CD provides a quick and seamless
way to perform a complete server installation from scratch, in less than 15
minutes. It contains installation media for FreeBSD 6.3, with all the
necessary packages and PortaUM itself.
The installation wizard uses a text-mode GUI. Use the arrow keys to
change your selection, Tab to move between fields, and Enter to confirm
a choice.
Hardware and Software Requirements
NOTE: If you wish to perform testing to determine whether PortaSwitch can be
installed on a specific server, please use the “Hardware Compatibility” CD provided by
PortaOne.
You can download the CD image from:
http://portaone.com/resources/hw_test/HardwareCompatibilityCD.iso
Burn it to a CD using any CD-writing program, then boot up from this
CD. The PortaSwitch test utility will detect if all of the required
components (e.g. network interface) are available and supported by
FreeBSD.
NOTE: Should you decide to use a Cisco gateway for processing UM calls, please note
that PortaUM requires a dedicated Cisco AS 5300/5350.
Cisco Requirements
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128M RAM, 64M flash, E1 or T1 voice ports, and a sufficient
number of DSPs. IOS 12.3.6a (or another from the 12.3 branch).
AS5300 comes with 4 or 8 T1/E1's. You will not need more than
four of them because of the DSP resource limitation for AS5300.
For a T1 configuration, the maximum voice resource will be 96,
and 120 for E1.
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Introduction
Recommended Configuration:
PortaUM:
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CPU:
basic configuration: Pentium4 2.8GHz
advanced configuration: Pentium4 3GHz
SCSI integrated or add-on hardware RAID controller compatible
with FreeBSD 6.3
RAM: 1GB
Disks:
basic configuration: at least 50GB of the available disk space (RAID:
mirroring or RAID5)
advanced configuration: at least 80GB of the available disk space
(RAID: mirroring or RAID5)
Network interface
USB Port
ATAPI or SCSI CD-ROM drive
Please check that the other hardware installed in your server (such as
network adapter, RAID controller, and so on) is supported by FreeBSD.
You can check this at the FreeBSD website: http://www.freebsd.org.
During installation you will be prompted for the network configuration
parameters. Please make a decision regarding these before installation,
consulting your network administrator if necessary. It is possible that you
will have to perform installation while the network is not yet available
(from your office, for example, while the servers will be placed in a server
hosting center), but you will need to enter the correct data anyway. Please
have the following ready:
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IP addresses of the PortaBilling100 master and slave servers
IP address of the PortaSIP server
Name of the MX domain designated for the hostname of the
machine running PortaUM
Subnet mask and address of the default gateway
DNS server address
If you have a hardware RAID controller in your system, configure the
RAID – array. The recommended configurations (depending on the
amount of hard drives in the system) are as follows:
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2 disks – RAID (mirroring)
3 disks – RAID 1 (mirroring) on the first two disks, third one left
as a hot spare
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Installation Process
2. Installation
Process
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Step 1: Insert USB Dongle
Before you start the installation, insert the USB dongle provided into one
of the available USB ports. It must remain in place the whole time to
ensure normal system operation.
Step 2: Power-up, Boot Order Setup
Turn on the computer which you plan to use as the server. Enter the
BIOS setup and make sure that:
• the CD-ROM is first in the list of boot devices
• USB support is enabled
If you are installing a dual-server configuration, start your installation with
the master server.
NOTE: This image is only an example. The BIOS on your system might look different.
Save your changes and exit.
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Step 3: Insert CD-ROM
While rebooting the system, insert the PortaUM installation CD into the
CD-ROM drive. If you do not insert it soon enough and get a “no
operating system” error (or a previously installed operating system starts
its boot-up process) then press Reset and ensure that you are booting
from the CD.
Step 4: Launch Installation Process
First, you will be asked to boot from the CD.
You will know that JumpStart installation has begun if you see a screen
similar to the following one:
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Before proceeding any further, you will see the following screen:
If you select the first option, installation will start in default mode, which
is suitable for most hardware configurations. However, in some cases,
option 1 will return a device mounting error due to hardware conflicts. In
this case, restart installation and, when you see this screen again, select
options 2, 3 or both to enable/disable APIC/ACPI features.
For example, if you are installing to a computer with an ASUS P4VP-MX
motherboard, you must disable APIC. In this case, select 2 on the screen
above. You will then be shown the disabled features and asked to press 1
or Enter to proceed, as shown in the screen below:
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Step 5: Welcome Screen
Next, the installation process starts. First you will see the PortaUM
welcome screen:
Press Enter to proceed.
Step 6: Choose Installation Type
Next you must choose the installation type. This will determine which
packages will be installed on this host.
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Step 7: Hardware Check
After you have selected the installation type, the system will check your
server’s hardware components, such as CPU, memory, network card and
USB controller.
If the hardware test detects a failure, an output message is generated
indicating what exactly went wrong when failure occurred.
Step 8: PortaSwitch Parameters
Parameter
RADIUS server
RADIUS secret
RADIUS auth
port
RADIUS acct
port
RADIUS
retransmission
interval
RADIUS
retransmission
count
Description
IP address of the PB100 master host.
Authentication key for all radius interactions; select
a password and write it down, as you will need to
enter it later when adding the PortaSIP node to
your PB100 system.
Number of the UDP port on which your
PortaBilling100 accepts authorization requests
Number of the UDP port on which your
PortaBilling100 accepts accounting requests.
Number of seconds to wait for a reply before
retransmitting a RADIUS request.
Maximum number of retransmissions.
NOTE: Only RADIUS server and RADIUS key are mandatory parameters. You can
simply leave the default values for the last four parameters.
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Step 9: Network Configuration
Fill in the appropriate fields for network configuration in this menu.
Use the space bar to set the check boxes for interface and DHCP. Use the
Tab key to proceed to the next field. If you have multiple interfaces, set at
least one of the interfaces on which your machine connects to the
Internet. If you do not use DHCP, unset this box. You can leave the alias
and ifconfig(8) flags field empty.
Step 10: Time Zone Configuration
Proper adjustment of your clock and time zone is essential in order to
achieve accurate billing. Usually people choose the time zone where the
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server is physically located, or the one which is local to the majority of
system administrators.
Step 11: Disk Partitioning - Overview
Now you must allocate the hard drive partitions where FreeBSD and
PortaUM will be installed. If you have only one hard drive in your system,
or have configured your available disks as a single volume array, go to step
13 directly. Otherwise, choose the designated disk in step 12.
Step 12: Disk Partitioning - Choose Disk
If you have more than one disk in your system, you will have to choose
which disk you would like to create the FreeBSD partitions on. If in
doubt, choose the first disk in the list.
NOTE: Installation is always performed on a single disk. If you want to utilize multiple
drives (e.g. install the DB on a separate disk), this can be done after installation.
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Step 13: Disk Partitioning – Slice Layout
You will be prompted to enter or choose the slice sizes for holding
different file systems. The default settings are OK in most cases.
Step 14: UM Mail Domain Configuration
You will need to enter the name of the UM mail domain which you plan
to use for PortaUM (i.e. the name appearing after @ in emails sent
to/from the PortaUM system). You will also have to register this name in
the DNS server for your domain.
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Step 15: Set Up Root Password and User
Account
Choosing the super user password is very important, as you will need it to
perform system administration or system recovery. Choose a password
which is difficult to guess or crack. Add another user account especially
for remote administration.
Step 16: Start Installation
Your confirmation is required before the disk layout is changed and the
partitions reformatted. Press Enter to proceed.
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Step 17: Installing Required Applications
When installation starts, you will see a screen similar to the one below. At
this step, the installation program will install all the required third-party
applications, such as MySQL client and PortaSIP software. This step may
take 5-10 minutes.
Progress will be shown on a screen similar to the following one:
During installation you will be asked to enable UM features on your
PortaBilling web interface.
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If you select Yes on the screen above and do not have IP connectivity to
the PortaBilling slave machine, you will be prompted by the following
screen. Choose No to proceed if you do not have such connectivity.
Step 18: Prepare to Reboot
When installation has finished and you reach the following screen, press
Reboot. After the system has begun its reboot process, remove the
installation CD from the CD-ROM.
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NOTE: Do not forget to enter BIOS again and change the priority of the boot devices
so that the hard drive will be attempted first. (This ensures a quicker reboot when
recycling the server.)
Step 19: Check If System Can Reboot to
Normal State
It is good to make sure that the system is in a stable state, and that it
returns to normal operations without intervention on reboot, especially if
there is no keyboard or other peripheral attached. Following a normal
reboot, the screen should look like this:
Press Ctrl + Alt +Del if you need to reboot.
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Step 20: Prepare System for Transport
(Optional)
If you need to transport the system to another location (e.g. hosting
center), or otherwise power down the system safely, proceed as follows:
• Wait until the system finishes booting
• Log in as root
• Type shutdown -p now
• Wait until either the system powers down on its own or the “The
operating system has halted” message appears, and then power off
the server.
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Cisco AS5300 Gateway Setup
3. Cisco AS5300
Gateway Setup
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Cisco AS5300 Gateway Setup
Setting-up Back-to-Back T1/E1 Connection
Hardware Setup
In order to use the Cisco AS5300 gateway as a media server and VXML
platform in the PortaUM system, you need to physically loop one or more
pairs of T1 or E1 voice ports on it, so that these can be used for the
PSTNÆPSTN connection. To do this, construct one or more RJ-48C
cross-over cables using the following table:
T1/E1 CSU/DSU Cross-Over Pinout
From RJ 48C Pin
To RJ 48C Pin
1
4
2
5
4
1
5
2
Make sure you count the RJ-48C pins as shown in the illustration below:
Alternatively, you can order ready-made ones. You can find a number of
vendors producing such cables by searching for “RJ-48C cross-over
cable” on www.google.com.
Once the cable is ready, plug it into the designated pair of T1/E1 ports in
your Cisco AS5300 gateway.
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Cisco AS5300 Gateway Setup
Software Configuration
You must also configure the T1/E1 interfaces. The sample configuration
below is for T1; adjust the time slots for E1:
isdn switch-type primary-5ess
!
controller T1 0
framing sf
clock source line primary
linecode ami
pri-group timeslots 1-24
!
controller T1 1
framing sf
clock source line secondary 1
linecode ami
pri-group timeslots 1-24
!
controller T1 2
framing sf
linecode ami
pri-group timeslots 1-24
!
controller T1 3
framing sf
linecode ami
pri-group timeslots 1-24
!
interface Serial0:23
no ip address
isdn switch-type primary-5ess
isdn protocol-emulate network
no cdp enable
!
interface Serial1:23
no ip address
isdn switch-type primary-5ess
no cdp enable
!
interface Serial2:23
no ip address
isdn switch-type primary-5ess
isdn protocol-emulate network
no cdp enable
!
interface Serial3:23
no ip address
isdn switch-type primary-5ess
no cdp enable
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Cisco AS5300 Gateway Setup
Other Important Considerations
Please ensure that the PortaUM machine and Cisco AS5300 gateway used
as a media server and VXML platform have a good network connection
between them. Ideally, they should be located on the same 100 Mbps or
1,000 Mbps LAN segment. This is important because the media server
needs to load sounds interactively from the PortaUM machine in real
time. Therefore, connections with packet loss or transmission delays
between the media server and the PortaUM machine can significantly
impair service quality. Also, it is likely that there will be a significant
amount of network traffic between the media server and the PortaUM
machine, which can be quite expensive if they are not co-located.
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