I am totaly newbie in asterisk (and also in linux) and I am working on a project to configure voicemail settings in asterisk. I read some articles and for me the best way to configure voicemail is using an external db like mysql.
I have a RedHat Linux VmWare machine which has already an asterisk system.
So I should configure asterisk to use an external db for voicemail instead of using voicemail.conf file. And I thinks I should also make some settings in extensions.conf.
However I would like to find out some settings before I start.
How can I determine the installed version of asterisk in this vmware? I dont know its V1.4 or newer one.
I think in order to use an external db I should install some modules (asterisk-addons). How can I check whether those addons are already installed or not?
Can I use a external db which is installed outside of this vmware, for example a mysql installed on windows server? if yes, What should I configure for that?
Maybe those are basic questions but as I said I am really newbie.
Thanks alot for your answers in advance.