I am new to Asterisk and virtualization with VMWare, although I have experimented with Hyper V on Server 2008. However I have now become interested in implementing Asterisk, FreeNAS, and monowall onto one machine for home use. While I was searching on VMWare appliance marketplace I found a few different preconfigured VM’s and I was wondering which ones forum members have used with success.
I am also wondering if VMware would allow me to use a Digum FX0 card like this one avaliable on ebay. Right now I have 2 PTSN lines and all standard analog phones but I will be buying some IP phones soon. I wanted to use the IP phones with these standard lines for now and I will think about getting a ‘full’ VoIP setup with some digital trunk lines. I just wanted ot make sure of the compatibility. Also if anyone has any trick or hints for setting up VMWare then just post it on the thread.
Also: Should I use VMWare ESXi or VMWare server? I think that ESXi is the better option since it is newer, but I don’t know much about virtualization.
Thanks for all your help