Hi everyone. I’m new to Asterisk and VoIP, but plan to be setting things up soon. I’m just wondering about CPU/RAM requirements and if what I already have will be sufficient. The box I had hoped to install Asterisk on is a 500MHz Athlon with 128MB RAM.
The goal for starting out is to have two or three inbound numbers, both possibly in use at the same time, and maybe a third for faxing. Both numbers need to have their own unique music on hold, greetings, voicemail, etc which could possibly be going at the same time too. This would be using hard IP phones. After getting started with that, I may expand with outbound calls using VoIP, as well as tying a few regular phones and phone lines into the system.
Is a 500MHz box with 128MB RAM running FreeBSD and Asterisk pushing it? Would an extra 128MB of RAM help, or would the slower CPU be the problem? I have an Athlon XP 2000+ with 256MB that I could backup, reinstall, and reconfigure for use with Asterisk if it would be better…but I’d rather not have to do that unless necessary.
Maybe a better question is “how much can a 500MHz with 128 or 256MB RAM handle?”
Thanks in advance for any opinions.