This document will guide you through the process of configuring Vega series of Gateway’s to work with Switchvox. There are two major installations - 1) T1/E1/BRI and FXO for Trunking solutions, 2) FXS for Analog stations.
For Trunking solutions, Vega Gateway to Switchvox Configuration Guide provides detailed information about the configuration requirements in Vega series of Gateways Vega 60G, Vega 100G, Vega 200G, Vega 400G. A typical deployment connects PSTN Network to Vega Gateway on one side using Vega T1/E1/BRI and FXO interface and Switchvox IP-PBX on the other side. Using SIP Protocol the Vega and the Switchvox create a Trunk together.
For Analog Station solutions. Vega Gateway to Switchvox Configuration Guide provides detailed information about the configuration requirements in Vega series of Gateways Vega 60G, Vega 3000G and Vega 3050G. A typical deployment connects POTS phones to the FXS interface of the Vega Gateway and the Vega connects to the Switchvox IP-PBX, registering all of the FXS Extensions to the Switchvox.
Bringing PSTN Trunks into the Vega and deliver the calls to the Switchvox.
The Switchvox will typically have a Static IP or Fully Qualified Domain Name. In this configuration we are defining the Vega Gateway as a VoIP Provider, then assigning a Outgoing Calls and Incoming Calls to/from the Vega Gateway.
Open the VoIP Providers tab. ( Setup > VoIP providers )
Click Create SIP Provider.
Under Provider Information complete the following information:
Under Peer Settings complete the following information
Note: When Peer is selected, the Switchvox Admin GUI doesn't report on the state of that peer, so it shows up as Unmonitored in the Server>Connection Status>VoIP Providers.
Click "Save SIP Provider"
Open the Incoming Calls tab. ( Setup > Incoming Calls )
Click Create Single DID Route. (or Ranged DID Route)
Under Single DID Route Settings complete the following information:
Click "Save Single DID Route"
Open the Outgoing Calls tab. ( Setup > Outgoing Calls )
Modify all needed pre-configured Outgoing Call Rules
When Modifying or Creating the Outgoing Call Rule, under Call Trough - the Primary Call Trough Provider - Select the Vega Gateway created from the VoIP Provider
Click "Save Outgoing Call Route"
All Vega Gateways use DHCP to assign an IP Address. Plug the Vega Gateway to the network, DHCP will assign an IP Address to the unit. To know what the IP Address that was assigned to Vega do one of the following;
Use of Static IP
NOTE: Although the out-of-the-box Vega Gateway obtains an IP Address dynamically, it is recommended that Gateways use a Static IP Address. Configuration of Static IP will be done in each section.
Quick Config is the Vega Gateway's configuration Wizard. The Wizard asks some specific questions related to the nature of your installation and upon Saving Configuration, the Wizard will complete the programming of the Vega Gateway, through the entire Expert Config. This document will focus on the Quick Config wizard and any supplemental Expert Config requirements. All Quick Config are the same across all Vega Gateways, although specific to Analog or Digital options for corresponding Gateway interfaces.
When you login into the Vega Gateway, the System Status page is seen,
Click on Configuration
Click on Quick Config, a Warning will pop up, reminding you that any Edits here will overwrite the config. Click Continue
First step in the Quick Config wizard, items such as Country, Time Zone, Emergency Numbers and LAN Interface details,
Select the appropriate Country, this is important to define the correct CallerID, Tones, Line Impedance, Digital framing and more for your region.
Change the Gateway from Dynamic IP to Static IP, this is not necessary, but recommended.
This section is where the Switchvox is defined, as well as the behavior with the Switchvox.
General VoIP Configuration - Registration Mode
Here there are potentially three options, only two applicable to Digital Trunking: OFF and GATEWAY
Remote Server Configuration
Here is where the Switchvox location is configured, along with the SIP Port, Transport, SIP Accessibility Check (OPTIONS Ping) and if the Registration Mode: Gateway was selected, the Registration Username and Password
This section is where the Vega Gateway Digital interfaces are defined, this section changes depending on the Vega Gateway variant and Country selected. But all versions are very similar,
Interface: 0401 0402 0403 0404 04xx - Digital T1/E1 03xx - BRI 0401 - 1st T1 Interface
Telephone number list: This is configured as " .* " which is routing terminology for any telephone number character with any length of characters. The field defines which telephone numbers will route out to the E1/T1 trunk interfaces. The Telephone number list will need to be configured for EACH E1/T1 port that is being used
NT?: Defines whether each interface should be configured as NT or TE. The Vega will be emulating a telco and so should be set to NT mode. This field should be configured for EACH E1/T1 port that is being used (by default E1/T1 2 and 4 are NT mode)
Protocol: Defines which Protocol is to be used for the E1 or T1 links. this will depend completely on the country and Telco that gateway is to operate against
You are done. Press Save Configuration.
You will have to reboot as well when changing IP Addresses.
This is the same as Digital Trunking.
This is mostly the same as Digital Trunking, with one exception, Analog Trunks simply Ring on the FXO line, and need additional configuration to assign a DID to call the Switchvox.
Therefore, the sections above, Quick Config, Quick Config - Step 1 - Basic Configuration, and Quick Config - Step 2 - VoIP are exactly the same. Only Quick Config Step 3 is different.
This section is where the FXO interfaces are defined in the Vega 60G & Vega 3050G with optional 2 Port FXO Module. This section changes depending on the Vega Gateway variant and Country selected. But all versions are very similar - as Caller ID Type may change depending on Country selected.
FXO Lines do not natively provide DID, they simply Ring. But in SIP, the Gateway needs to convert the Ringing into a DID to send to the Switchvox.
FXO - Telephone Connections