I am trying to setup a call center for a friend of mine. I have built for her an i5 desktop with 8GB RAM, two 500GB HDD’s in RAID1, an H77 motherboard, two extra NIC’s for inbound lines carrying three phone lines each from a patch panel I installed, and the onboard NIC I am using for the outbound to go to a switch which will then have the phones plugged into it.
So, I installed FreePBXDistro in a VirtualBox. I now need to setup DHCP, and get the phones working.
I don’t have a lot of networking experience and I have almost zero telephony experience.
Where do I begin? I have been reading and every place I go to tells me different information. Please, someone save me.
Yeah, I am overspec. I know. But what I think I really need help with is getting CentOS configured for DHCP so my phones pick up their IP’s and I can get calls coming in to the phones. This is priority one. I can get the rest going over time but this is the biggest priority. I just need those phones ringing.I have a laptop connected to the switch so I can log into the box but I cant see the box because it doesnt have an IP yet.