[asterisk-users] Re: Running Multiple Instances of Asterisk

Benny Amorsen benny+usenet at amorsen.dk
Tue Sep 26 12:34:45 MST 2006

>>>>> "DG" == Douglas Garstang <dgarstang at oneeighty.com> writes:

DG> I'd like to know if anyone has sucessfully managed to run multiple
DG> instances of Asterisk on the same system. - Did you run each
DG> instance as a separate user? - Did you have any install or config
DG> problems? - It looks like the G729 codec registration utility
DG> doesn't work when files aren't installed in standard places. Did
DG> you have this problem? - How many instances could be run on a
DG> single Asterisk box?

We run multiple asterisks with vserver. It has a slight disk space and
memory penalty, but nothing compared to proper paravirtualisation or
true virtualisation. It works very well. They are SIP only though --
it would be a bit more difficult if there was hardware involved.

Most people on this list think one asterisk instance will cut it for
tens or even hundreds of business customers. Best of luck to them, of
course. I guess the first thing they do is replace callgroups and
pickupgroups with something else.


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