CPU hardware specification


#1

Hello All,

I have plan to build a new Asterisk box with all features are enabled (IVR, Call Recording, Voicemail, CDR …etc)
I would use Digium AEX2404E (16 port FXO) and it would have 100 extensions and 100 PINs inside…

my questions is: what CPU hardware specification should I use?

is it enough with XEON quad core, 8GB of RAM, 500GB SATA RAID 1?

could any body please advise?

many thanks in advance

Regards
Winanjaya


#2

You don’t spec out an Asterisk machine by the number of extensions on it, you spec it out by the number of simultaneous calls on it. Since you speak of a 16 port FXO card, I’m guessing that you’ll want to support at least those calls plus 20-30 VOIP calls extension to extension. The box you speak of, the quad Xeon, will most defintely handle it. It probably won’t even break a sweat.


#3

is there any benchmark for sizing the CPU for running Asterisk with some features enabled?

please advise


#4

Not really, no. It’s not typically a practical exercise.