Well I’m up to my eyeballs now. I just ordered an Intel blade chassis and 2 blades (2 xeon 3.2ghz processors, 4g RAM, RAID1 Mirrored SAS drives). I went with Intel becouse they are the exact same as the IBM blades that are certified for VOIP, but they run about 5 grand less for my setup. I plan on ordering 2 more blades, but am debating on dual-core dual processor blades or 4 single core processor blades.
I will be using RanchNetworks RN40 for failover and security, and Vega 400s for my PSTN/SIP gateways.
If you have a similar rig can you give me the details of your call volume, what software your using? How the hell is it working? etc. etc…
Many thanks in advance!
you are going to be able to push a hell of a lot through that. are you starting an ITSP?
on the wiki (voip-info.org) there is a page called asterisk dimensioning which includes some details of high-power setups…
No, I’m not building an ITSP. My switch will start out as a backup redundant PBX for a medical facility that requres HA. Slowly as leases are up for the traditional PBX the facility will move over to the * system. In the event of a disaster it will provide local government with a means of communications. The best part of the install is it’s small footprint. My coldsite is an old radiology vault that is small on space, but big on protection. I can run all my hardware in about 11u’s of rack space vs. a room full of equipment for my old PBX.
I know my specs are a little over kill, but becouse of the emplementation I would rather have too much than not enough. I just hope I have chosen wisely in both a solution, and hardware.
I dont have much exp with big installs, but from what i do know it sounds like you are on the right track…