sipXcom GA Release 18.12.centos7

March 6, 2018

Summary

eZuce is pleased to announce the General Availability of sipXcom 18.12.centos7. This release includes all of the same new features, improvements and fixes from 18.12 but now allows users to operate on CentOS 7.

The developers and QA staff have been incredibly busy as we’ve had to touch every service of the system and get them to compile and start (thanks team!). All services startup has moved to systemctl for service startup so there was lots of scripting work to be done. Additionally we’ve moved to pre-built freeswitch packages (1.6.20~64bit) instead of building our own.

With all CentOS 7 builds we’re moving away from building ISO’s. Users will need to use the CentOS 7 64 Bit minimal ISO and then perform an RPM install. The ISO creation process is a drain on resources and as we move towards a container based deployment would not be used.

We’re almost done with coding for the next release (19.04). This release will include support for the new Polycom x50 VVX phones. We’ll also still have both CentOS 6 and 7 releases but this will be the last release done for CentOS 6. Looking forward to version 19.08, we will release for CentOS 7 only and with no ISO’s.

Highlights

sipXcom New Features:

  • sipXcom on CentOS 7
  • Allow user to choose language in UniteWeb

sipXcom Improvements:

  • Move to systemctl for service control
  • Upgrade Freeswitch to 1.6.20
  • In UniteWeb allow users to listed to MoH and Greeting files in GUI
  • Upgraded fail2ban to 0.9.6
  • Added support for newer Yealink phones (thanks IANT!)

Notes

  1. With the upgrade to CentOS 7, the user must install a fresh install of CentOS 7-64 bit and then use the RPM Installation method.

Who Should Install?

This release is recommended for users who need to run sipXcom on CentOS 7. If you are running a CentOS 6 based release in production, it’s recommended that you test the 18.12.centos7 release on CentOS 7 in your environment thoroughly before upgrading. This is the initial release on CentOS 7 and while we’ve done our best to regression test and test all aspects of the system, issues may arise in different environments and scenarios that are not covered in QA tests. Please post to the sipXcom User Forum if you need assistance.

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Installation

Download and Install CentOS 7 minimal – https://www.centos.org/download/

Perform an RPM based installation of sipXcom – Installing on Fedora and CentOS

Questions

If you have questions about updating you can email sipxcom-users@googlegroups.com.

Specific Issues Addressed

Specific issues can be located in the detailed release notes in the wiki at: http://wiki.sipxcom.org/display/sipXcom/sipXcom+18.12.centos7