I have zero experiences with Asterisk but need to choose the best bare-metal distribution (running as a VM guest) for my needs.

  • Asterisk server will answer calls, auto responder says caller extension number and hangs up
  • I'll connect it thru SIP trunk to the Avaya PBX, I can use another H.323 server too if it's possible (because H.323 PBX is on local network, SIP in the another city)
  • it's planned for just one concurrent call
  • I got a very little time for this task from my boss, so it must be easy and quick solution without need of learning Asterisk and writing configurations
  • I prefer very customized install with lot of options because I don't need most of typical PBX features
  • google told me about AsteriskNow, TrixBox and Elastix

What's your recommendation? Hope I've chosen correct site for this question

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  • please anybody can tell me which stack exchange site is suitable for this computer software question? I would like to do my best to choose the right site! – dmnc Oct 30 '12 at 9:48

I personally use Elastix. It has a widely support forum with a great newbie corner as they call it found here

We personally also run it on a VM and found that 2 Gigs of ram with 1vcpu was sufficient to get it going. I would advise downloading and installing the 2.3.0 stable version as this has been tested for a few months now with no faults.

The graphical user interface is easy to navigate compared to something like a Atcom PBX etc. Some things to keep in mind however, never put your Elastix internet facing. We installed Elastix with a basic username and password and the server got hacked in 29 minutes. Be sure to follow this guide

and this one

Give your ext's complex and secure passwords. The functionality is limited only by your imagination.

Well supported, possibly very secure and easy to use.

  • thank you for your advices and insights, so probably I'll choose Elastix. As this is major for me, can I configure that autoresponder with pure Elastix or is there any additional plugins/work needed? – dmnc Oct 30 '12 at 9:51
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    Auto responder? You will be looking at recordings. You can them add them as announcements to your IVR's that you create – deanvz Nov 6 '12 at 6:12
  • I'm going to resolve this task again and still have no clue how to do it. About recordings, no I need TTS system, no recordings, I can't record thousands of exts with their number and usernames. – dmnc Oct 30 '13 at 16:13

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