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running Asterisk (+ DAHDI) on DO

September 24, 2013 7.2k views
Reviewing DO as a VPS option for a number of projects. One of them is Asterisk. Is running Asterisk technically feasible on DO? I did not see any restrictions in the Terms Of Service. But I found no Article/Tutorial on Asterisk, and barely one customer installation question in "Questions" where it wasn't clear if it was solved or not. My guess would have to be that it's not a very common use case. To install Asterisk + DAHDI from source, kernel source may be required. (Linode talks about Asterisk requiring a paravirt kernel, and some versions of Asterisk appear to require a 1000Hz kernel.) Also I read somewhere that KVM virtualization can interfere with timing to the point that conference calling does not work well. In any case, can anyone confirm that Asterisk would work fine? best regards -Ricardo
4 Answers
Why rely on someone else's (potentially unreliable) opinion; when you can launch a testing server -- yourself -- for only $5/mo.?

Better yet, if you're able to successfully deploy Asterisk and write up a tutorial, DigitalOcean will pay you $50! See Get Paid to Write Tutorials.
"But I found no Article/Tutorial on Asterisk ..."

Here you go: How To Install FreePBX on CentOS 6.4.

We have been running Asterisk 11.x.x using Ubuntu 12.x.x LTS since October 2014. So far it works but we are still doing our study on the quality of service that a VPS can serve us commercially.

I'm with asterisk 1.8.10.1 on ubuntu 12.04 with the phone adaptor SPA112, since 9 month and i've never had any problem.

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