Hello, I’m trying to help a friend of mine out who a old pbx system that failed on him not a freepbx system but from somewhere else. I’m trying to get him some information on how much CPU, Memory, harddrive would it take to run upto 20 phones without any problems.
From what I’m reading online it is all over the place. Can someone please help me to figure this out? He is not trying to go overboard with a very loud 1u or 2u server. So I’m wondering If a 4 core 4 thread server with 16GB of memory and two 1TB hard drives in reduntant array would be enough for the phones.
These phone can be used on freepbx. They are the samgoma s305 and from what I read they can be used on the freepbx. I never used Samgoma phones before and they looks like great phones.
For 15-20 Phone system i think should be enough 4Core CPU and 16GB Ram Memory system.
If you are going to use Sangoma S Phones benefit is you will have free Phone support and Free EndPoint Manager (EPM) license only for Sangoma S Phones.
With EPM you will deploy (upgrade firmware) and easy control your phones. ( good benefit )
Yes could do that. I been acually thinging of doing that. However We get internet problems from time to time. And I know from having the pbx locally when the internet goes out we have phones still. Doing the same thing with this insure that can still have the phone working.
No Internet means no phone, it doesn’t matter where the server is hosted. One pro of a cloud based server: in case of an internet outage, the caller can be sent to voicemail so the call isn’t lost completely.
Then a Pi4, or a cheap Intel desktop with 4GB ram would likely be enough and one of the cheaper options. Another consideration, Sangoma does not support ARM, so if you went that way you would need to use another distro, like the one I linked above.