[asterisk-users] Running Multiple Instances of Asterisk

Brian Rogan brogan at syderial.com
Mon Sep 25 11:39:48 MST 2006


Why do you want to do this to begin with?  I think the best solution is
to use the realtime stuff, and build your own management tools, which
would allow you to do this (you could drastically cut the complexity
with the right tools).  Even if you could run them together, how
would you put everything on the appropriate ports?  How would you deal
with multiple instances accessing hardware?

I'm not convinced that maintaining the config files, binaries and other
components of multiple asterisk's is easier than just building better
tools to configure one.

You could also try User-Mode-Linux or something like that.


On Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 12:28:30PM -0600, Douglas Garstang wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Eric "ManxPower" Wieling [mailto:eric at fnords.org]
> > Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 11:24 AM
> > To: Asterisk Users Mailing List - Non-Commercial Discussion
> > Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] Running Multiple Instances of Asterisk
> > 
> > 
> > Asterisk does not support this, as it already has features for 
> > multi-client configuration within a single Asterisk 
> > installation/process.
> > 
> > Douglas Garstang wrote:
> > > I'd like to know if anyone has sucessfully managed to run 
> > multiple instances of Asterisk on the same system.
> > > 
> > > - Did you run each instance as a separate user?
> > > - Did you have any install or config problems?
> > > - It looks like the G729 codec registration utility doesn't 
> > work when files aren't installed in standard places. Did you 
> > have this problem?
> > > - How many instances could be run on a single Asterisk box?
> What do you mean 'does not support'?
> How easy do you think the management of the configuration files is going to be if your trying to host several dozen companies on the one Asterisk instance? Sure, you can split things into contexts, but just try and imagine how complex the management is going to become when several companies comprise the same file space.
> Doug
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