Sangoma cards are compatible with most commercially available servers and motherboards on the market.
Our cards are available in both PCI and PCI express versions and are backwards compatible (i.e. 16x, 8x, 4x, 2x)
Also available are different size brackets for 1U and 2U server form factors.
For Sangoma analog card installations using FXS modules and/or remora expansion boards, please verify that your server has available molex power connection from internal power supply
Sangoma cards are compatible with most official Linux distributions and kernels (i.e. CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu) 32 and 64bit.
Sangoma recommends the use of CentOS as our R&D and QA departments use this distribution on a frequent basis.
Virtual environments are not supported
Below are instructions for CentOS Installation. If you would like use a different Linux Distro, please visit the appropriate online resources.
After installing your Linux operating system, you must prepare your server with the following software requirements before continuing.
To Install required system dependencies simply copy and paste the below string directly into your Linux command line. The string will automatically download and install missing dependencies on your server.
You must have internet connection for this step
Select only the option that applies to your environment:
CentOS (RedHat distros)
yum -y install kernel-devel-$(uname -r) libtool* make gcc patch perl bison flex-devel gcc-c++ ncurses-devel flex libtermcap-devel autoconf* automake* autoconf libxml2-devel cmake
apt-get -y install gcc g++ automake autoconf libtool make libncurses5-dev flex bison patch libtool autoconf linux-headers-$(uname -r) libxml2-dev cmake
The sources for the following three packages are required:
The following instructions will guide you to un-compress the downloaded '.tgz' files and install using make command.
Verify you are still inside the /usr/src/ directory by typing 'pwd' in the Linux command line. If you are not, navigate inside by typing 'cd /usr/src/' then press <enter>
make samples (will create new configure files and erase any previous configuration)
If you are upgrading from a previous version of Asterisk make sure that old asterisk modules are removed from /usr/lib/asterisk/modules by typing the following:
If there are any error messages while trying the above commands, your system is missing system dependencies
The following instructions will guide you through the Installation of the Sangoma Wanpipe driver on your server that contains all required software pacakges already installed(i.e. Asterisk, DAHDI, Libpri).
Copy & Paste the line,without the quotes, into your Linux command line in the /usr/src/ directory.This will automatically download from the internet.
-> " wget ftp://ftp.sangoma.com/linux/current_wanpipe/wanpipe-current.tgz "
If your server does not have internet access simply download the driver on another machine with internet access, then transfer the downloaded .tgz package to /usr/src on this serer.
Install the Sangoma Wanpipe driver by typing the following in the newly created wanpipe-<version> directory:
-> ./Setup install
For A116 Customers: please use ./Setup install --dahdi-chunk=40
You will be guided through a series of prompts through the rest of the installation process.
You will notice the Wanpipe driver installation splash screen next.
Press 'y' to continue
You will be presented with a dependency check with pass/fail results. If there are any failures, you must exist and install missing dependency manually.
Press [enter] to continue
Press [enter] on the following screen for default kernel source location.
If there are any error messages that result, that means you are missing your Linux kernel development packages.
This also means that during the 'Preparing your Operating system for software packages' step above has failed to download your kernel-devel packages. If this happens you must search online for the kernel-devel packages for your kernel, then download and install using (rpm -i...)
Press [enter] to continue
Next you will be presented with 7 different options on how to install the Wanpipe driver.
Select option 2 to install the Wanpipe driver for Asterisk
You will be asked to provide the location of your DAHDI software package.
If you have downloaded and installed DAHDI in /usr/src/, simply press the number pertaining to the location.
In the example below, Press 1.
In this example, the user has dahdi version 2.7.0 installed on their system
If your DAHDI installation lives in another directory, press 'm' then manually enter the full path
If you have multiple DAHDI versions on your system, select the correct one.
(to find out which version of dahdi is installed on your system simply type dahdi_cfg -vvv command in another Linux window)
The Wanpipe driver will now start to compile on your Linux operating system.
Press 'y' to proceed
Press [enter] to continue
Press [enter] to continue
he example above is for an a108 8 port E1/T1 card
continue to press [enter] as seen below
press [enter] to continue
You should end up with the following screen. If you see error messages, then you are missing system dependencies.
continue to press [enter] when asked.
Press 'y' to install Wanpipe start scripts
The following screen indicates that the Wanpipe driver has completed installation on your server and is now ready to start Configuring your Sangoma hardware on your system
Press 'y' to configure all Sangoma hardware installed on server.
If you have installed Wanpipe to upgrade from a previous version, you must exit installation now because if you continue you will overwrite all previous configuration
If you have not installed your Sangoma hardware yet, you can exit the installation, install hardware and continue by typing wancfg_dahdi command to start configuration script.
your Sangoma hardware was NOT detected by your system, or if the Wanpipe driver failed to install properly, the following screen will appear
The on-screen prompts that present next will be unique to your Sangoma hardware and specific to your telco settings.
We will not show these screens here, but if you wish to see more details on what screens would show next, please visit the specific wancfg_dahdi pages for details
After you have completed the configuration section of your Sangoma hardware, the following summary screen will be presented.
Example from configuration of 1 analog card
Select option 3 below to save and stop Asterisk & Wanpipe (if already running). Any new configuration will apply only after restarting
If you see the following screen, simply press option 2 (YES) to proceed
Select option 1 to start Wanpipe on system boot. If your server ever reboots unintentionally, you will want the driver to automatically start in order to have your server back in production without manual intervention
The Installation process of the Sangoma Wanpipe driver also takes care of configuring your card, which is the last part of the above.
For whatever reason, if you wish to configure/re-configuration your Sangoma Card(s), run the following command in your Linux command line:
This command will configure all your Sangoma cards in your system.
Simply follow the prompts and answer all the questions.
After running the wancfg_dahdi configuraiton tool, the following files will have been created:
To start the Sangoma driver, which also starts your Sangoma card(s) run the following command on your Linux command line:
-> wanrouter start
card control commands start with 'wanrouter'
Immediately after running this command, you will see on-screen output of all the ports (i.e. wanpipe1, wanpipe2..etc) starting on your card.
You will also see your ports plugging into the DAHDI signaling layer.
If you see errors occurring, investigate the /var/log/messages file.
Configuring the DAHDI Module
After your Sangoma card has started and is plugged into DAHDI, you will need to configure DAHDI by typing the following command on your Linux command line:
|You do not need to run 'dahdi_cfg' if you have selected YES during the Wanpipe driver installation process (or when using the 'wancfg_dahdi' configuration script. In this case the 'wanrouter start' command will take care of doing this automatically|
Start Asterisk by typing the following command in your Linux command line
Type the following CLI command to verify all your channels (dahdi channels) are loaded into asterisk:
-> dahdi show channels
If you do not see any of your channels after typing the above command, verify chan_dahdi is loaded by typing the following command inside the Asterisk CLI: