[asterisk-users] Experience with virtual servers?

Arthur Stanfield aj at dmcip.com
Fri Apr 20 08:05:14 CDT 2012

Hi Binni,

We run a number of Asterisk servers on virtual machines. I'm not heavily involved in the virtualisation side of the business so i'm afraid i can't give you much advice on it, Past saying it is possible to have an Asterisk System up and running reliably on virtual machines.

Our virtualisation platform is KVM based.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge than me will be able to help!.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brynjolfur Thorvardsson" <binni at itanet.nu>
To: "Asterisk Users Mailing List - Non-Commercial Discussion" <asterisk-users at lists.digium.com>
Sent: Friday, 20 April, 2012 1:51:03 PM
Subject: [asterisk-users] Experience with virtual servers?

Hi All 

Does anybody have experience with running Asterisk on virtual servers? I have been experimenting with two suppliers and I am not altogether happy with sound quality etc. 

Is it perhaps foolish to try and install a “production” Asterisk server on a virtual machine? With dedicated servers being comparatively cheap (although still several times more expensive than virtual servers), perhaps that is the way I should be going? I have heard someone mention “Asterisk friendly” VPS providers, how can you tell if they are or aren’t friendly? 

We currently have our Asterisk server running on a five year old single AMD CPU 32 bit machine with 512Mb and that works fine. Even the cheapest virtual server vendors offer servers that seem much more powerful but after testing I am not so sure any more! 

Any info would be very welcome! 


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