Asterisk on Windows


#1

Has anyone done an Asterisk implementation on Window, and if you have, could you either point me to documentation on how to do it?


#2

asteriskwin32.com

All the user-friendliness of Asterisk on the stability of Windows. :wink:
IIRC, it doesn’t support anything but VoIP either.


#3

This is a toy, I would never try to run anything in production on this.


#4

For testing purposes, I have used * on Fedora core 4 (Linux) running under VMWare on Win XP.

It is great for development, as you can setup muliple (Virtual) * boxes on a single system, and even setup virtual networks (including limiting bandwidth and implimenting packet loss).

The real bonus for this is, you can use VMWare GSX (about $1500) or VMWare workstation (about $200) - (Both for Windows and/or Linux) and lift your virtual machine off your dev device, and install it straight into production.

This is a real bonus for pre-production testing, and fault finding for customers.

The nice thing about VMWare is that there are NO hardware dependant drivers for the OS, so a Linux/Asterisk image you built under a Windows/VMWare dev, will move straight over to a Linux/VMWare prod.

This certainly works well for VoIP only solutions, I have not tested it with any hardlines - drivers could be an issue here !

Cheers

Dave


#5

[quote=“davewilliamson”]The real bonus for this is, you can use VMWare GSX (about $1500) or VMWare workstation (about $200) - (Both for Windows and/or Linux) and lift your virtual machine off your dev device, and install it straight into production.

The nice thing about VMWare is that there are NO hardware dependant drivers for the OS, so a Linux/Asterisk image you built under a Windows/VMWare dev, will move straight over to a Linux/VMWare prod.
[/quote]

Hi Dave,

I’m thinking of buying VMWare GSX, but I’m not sure is it right for me. Is there any way I can test it before I buy it?


#6

you can download a free vmware player now so if you can get someone to create a vmware linux virtual machine for you then you can try it out to see if it’s the right thing for you.