wiki instructions for a manual install

HI, I’m trying to make a node/conference server on a Amazon server, e.g. a virtualized server without the capability to use an iso, I have to use a prebuilt image of debian, redhat, centos, or whatever distro is available there. Is there something out there instruction to do this on a CentOS 6 (x86 or x64, does it matter?) instance? My final goal is to be able to just make the machine a public image for others to install as well, but I’m still learning on how in the world I’m supposed to use Amazon AWS. Keep in mind I’m using their free package, 1cpu, 60gb of storage, and ~600mb of ram. I saw some instructions for raspberri pi, but I can’t seem to find them again.

I’m also looking to install freestar (I though I saw Ramesh in the somewhere in the archives) on top of apt_rpt in the future to be an echolink, allstar, and xrf reflector, but I’m having trouble for the initial steps after installing the OS. (Sucks to be a linux n00b.) I’m intending on using this only on occasion at first, where my county might have a need to bridging Echolink, AllStar, and DStar to a weather net for any/all connectible repeaters in the coverage area when a tornado warning occurs.

Hi Trevor,

I seriously doubt this approach will give you anything even close to
satisfactory results. Any type of VoIP application requires instantaneous
server availability or your audio quality will be lousy. Virtualized
servers (such as provided by the host you mention) work okay for websites,
etc., where host latency is tolerable. But it flat out won't work for
VoIP.

For your first step, you *really* need to build a system on a small
dedicated box, using the distro you're considering. Then, try
virtualization using a free package like VirtualBox. Once you've achieved
these steps, next consider how to host the conference server.

BTW, I'm not trying to dissuade from trying this, but, there will be a
steep learning curve.

73, David KB4FXC

HI, I'm trying to make a node/conference server on a Amazon server,

e.g. a virtualized server without the capability to use an iso, I have to
use a prebuilt image of debian, redhat, centos, or whatever distro is
available there. Is there something out there instruction to do this on a
CentOS 6 (x86 or x64, does it matter?) instance? My final goal is to be
able to just make the machine a public image for others to install as
well, but I'm still learning on how in the world I'm supposed to use
Amazon AWS. Keep in mind I'm using their free package, 1cpu, 60gb of
storage, and ~600mb of ram. I saw some instructions for raspberri pi, but
I can't seem to find them again.

I'm also looking to install freestar (I though I saw Ramesh in the

somewhere in the archives) on top of apt_rpt in the future to be an
echolink, allstar, and xrf reflector, but I'm having trouble for the
initial steps after installing the OS. (Sucks to be a linux n00b.) I'm
intending on using this only on occasion at first, where my county might
have a need to bridging Echolink, AllStar, and DStar to a weather net for
any/all connectible repeaters in the coverage area when a tornado warning
occurs.

···

On Thu, 8 May 2014, Trevor Halsey wrote:

I tried unsuccessfully, to run ACID virtualized on a VMware Server a couple of years ago. Everything seemed to be fine but the audio was always choppy, no matter what I did. The hardware was more than adequate with plenty of resources available to the VM but it just would not pass clean audio. Since it was running at a colocation facility on a 100Mbps up/down connection, bandwidth wasn't the issue either. Just thought I'd share my experience with the group. I've since, installed ACID on dedicated hardware at the colocation facility and it's been flawless ever since.

···

---
Rob Pectol - AH2S
AllStar Node 2147

On 2014-05-09 08:51, David McGough wrote:

Hi Trevor,

I seriously doubt this approach will give you anything even close to
satisfactory results. Any type of VoIP application requires instantaneous
server availability or your audio quality will be lousy. Virtualized
servers (such as provided by the host you mention) work okay for websites,
etc., where host latency is tolerable. But it flat out won't work for
VoIP.

For your first step, you *really* need to build a system on a small
dedicated box, using the distro you're considering. Then, try
virtualization using a free package like VirtualBox. Once you've achieved
these steps, next consider how to host the conference server.

BTW, I'm not trying to dissuade from trying this, but, there will be a
steep learning curve.

73, David KB4FXC

On Thu, 8 May 2014, Trevor Halsey wrote:

HI, I'm trying to make a node/conference server on a Amazon server,

e.g. a virtualized server without the capability to use an iso, I have to
use a prebuilt image of debian, redhat, centos, or whatever distro is
available there. Is there something out there instruction to do this on a
CentOS 6 (x86 or x64, does it matter?) instance? My final goal is to be
able to just make the machine a public image for others to install as
well, but I'm still learning on how in the world I'm supposed to use
Amazon AWS. Keep in mind I'm using their free package, 1cpu, 60gb of
storage, and ~600mb of ram. I saw some instructions for raspberri pi, but
I can't seem to find them again.

I'm also looking to install freestar (I though I saw Ramesh in the

somewhere in the archives) on top of apt_rpt in the future to be an
echolink, allstar, and xrf reflector, but I'm having trouble for the
initial steps after installing the OS. (Sucks to be a linux n00b.) I'm
intending on using this only on occasion at first, where my county might
have a need to bridging Echolink, AllStar, and DStar to a weather net for
any/all connectible repeaters in the coverage area when a tornado warning
occurs.

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Weird. I’ve been running multiple instances of Asterisk for ages on virtual devices. No choppy sound at all.

Not only do I absolutely disagree with assertion that a VoiP won’t properly run under a VM, I am running 64 bit versions of ASL servers/nodes at 2 different locations and doing so 100%successfully.

http://www.ah6le.net/index.php/allstar-links/using-vms-for-linux-allstar-and-other-oss

Granted, I’m not doing so on a Pi but the platform I’m using certainly isn’t a mega-gaming one either

This thread started 8 years ago. Lot’s of things have changed since then including the use of VMs. I’m closing this thread. No sense beating this dead horse any longer.