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The information in this section is only for the Administrator of the FreePBX / PBXact and not End-Users (i.e Staff members who will be using the features).

Follow the steps below to Purchase, Install, and Configure Zulu UC on the Phone System:

Zulu UC Purchasing and Licensing

Zulu is only available for FreePBX 13+

Purchase Zulu from the Sangoma Portal

  1. First, log into the Portal at http://portal.sangoma.com. If you do not have an account, please see How to Create a Portal Account.

    Forgot your password? Click the Forgot Password button if you need assistance.

  2. Then click on the Store option from the options on the top menu.


  3. Click the FreePBX Software tab in the horizontal row of green tabs. This will take you to the Software Bundles category by default.


  4. Pick Zulu UC on the left side

     

  5. Zulu is sold in 20 user or 1000 user packs and with the following license
    1. 1 Year- Allows you to use Zulu and Receive updates for 1 year.
    2. 25 years - Allows you to use Zulu for 25 years and receive updates for 1 year.  You will need to purchase Commercial Modules Maintenance after the 1st year to receive updates as outlined in our ToS.
  6. Add the item to your shopping cart by clicking the green  button.


  7. Your shopping cart is shown at the right of the screen.  Click on the Checkoutbutton to proceed to the payment process.
     

  8. Commercial module licenses need to be tied to a PBX Deployment ID. For each item that requires a deployment, you will see a "Search for deployment" drop-down menu.

    1. Click Search for deployment.


    2. Enter the Deployment ID number or name in order to find a list of matches.


    3. Select the desired deployment from the list.

      Double-check your selection, especially if you have deployments with similar names or numbers. A license cannot be moved after purchase. Your license will be assigned to the deployment you select.



  9. Select your payment method: Credit CardWire Transfer, or Check. (If paying by wire transfer or check, instructions will pop up instructing you how to proceed, and orders will not be accepted until payment is made.)

     

  10. Check the box to agree to the Terms and Conditions for all products and services being purchased.


  11. Click on the Process Order button to complete your transaction.
      

Update License

  1. Log into your PBX GUI and navigate to Go to Admin → System Admin and Click on Activation option on the right side of your screen.

     
  2. Press the Check, or Update License, or Update Activation button depending on what version of Sysadmin you have installed. The PBX should reach out to our license server and update your licenses to include your new Zulu License

     
  3. Your license should now be updated and show Zulu Expiration date along with how many users you are licensed for.

     With some routers or firewalls, you may not see the license items get updated after a few seconds, and will need to press the button a second time.

 

Zulu UC Module Installation

Zulu is only available for FreePBX 13+. Requires Zulu module 13.0.47.2 or greater and sysadmin 13.0.69.1 or greater

Update License

  • Log into your PBX GUI and navigate to Go to Admin → System Admin and Click on Activation option on the right side of your screen.
  • Verify you have Zulu licensed on your PBX.  If so you change skip down to Install and verify Zulu Module for your PBX is updated.
    1. If Zulu is not showing licensed continue to step below.


 

  • Press the Update Activation button.  The PBX should reach out to our license server and update your licenses to include your new Zulu License

     
  • Your license should now be updated and show Zulu Expiration date along with how many users you are licensed for.


 With some routers or firewalls, you may not see the license items get updated after a few seconds, and will need to press the button a second time.

 

Install and verify Zulu Module for your PBX is updated

  • Log into your PBX GUI.

  • Go to Admin → Module Admin.
  • Verify that the Standard and Commercial repository are enabled (button will be dark blue when selected).


  • Click the Check Online button.


  • The list will update to include commercial modules that are available to be installed or updated.


  • Click the  next to the Zulu Module

  • Click the Install or Download and Upgrade to button, as appropriate, to select it. (The button is dark blue when selected.) This button does not actually perform the action, but it selects the action that will be performed.


  • Click the Process button near the top of the screen.


  • The next page will summarize your selected actions. Click the Confirm button to confirm the actions.


  • Click the Return button that appears after the process is complete.


  • Click the Apply Config button.

Start the Zulu Process on the Server

  • ssh to your PBX and issue the following command from the linux CLI
    • fwconsole restart zulu
[root@phonedev1 ~]# fwconsole restart zulu
Running FreePBX shutdown...
Stopping Zulu Server
Stopped Zulu Server
Starting Zulu Server
Started Zulu Server
[root@phonedev1 ~]# 

 

Enabling Zulu UC for Users

  • To enable your PBX user to log into Zulu, you need to navigate to the User Management module in your PBX GUI.


  • Click the edit button  for the user who needs access to Zulu.


  • Navigate to the Zulu tab at the top.


  • Select Yes to directly enable a user to log into Zulu.
  • In newer versions your can now control if they see the SMS, Fax or Soft Phone Tabs in the Zulu client from User Manager.

Like most settings in User Management, a user's Zulu access setting offers the option to "Inherit" its permission from the group the user belongs to. If the group permission is set to "Yes," then the user would inherit the "Yes," as a member of the group. Please see User Management for more information on using group settings.

 

 

Please proceed to Zulu 2 UC Client Installation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. what is not mentioned is to activate Zulu in the Advanced Settings - otherwise Zulu Server will not start