Which OS for 3CX?

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  1. Jes P

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    Hi,

    I'm about to set up a 3CX PBX with my providers SIP Trunk, so I'm wondering, which Windows OS gives the best/most stable performance? Is it stable at all? How many calls can it handle, and how many resources does x amount of calls require?

    Best Regards
    Jes P
     
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    eagle2 Well-Known Member

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    You will not find that answers anywhere. However, the more powerful CPU(s) and more RAM you have, the better.
    Consider server OS, not desktop one.

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    Hi,

    I asked because I'm gonna run it on the OS gives the best perfomance and the best stability, but apparently no one knows, So I'll probably go with a Server 2008 R2, if it works on that..
     
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    Definitely works, I would suggest 2008 Foundation (if 1 CPU used), it is cheaper than Standard. You need only .NET 4 and IIS to install.

    Lowest Xeon CPU is doing fine with 64+ simultaneous calls (4+ GB RAM).
    For smaller configurations even Atom is fine.

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    I don't know which machine it's gonna run on yet, I'm testing it on a Laptop with Windows 7 Home Edition at the moment, but with a maximum of 5 Phones.

    We're planning to use this system (I'm studying Techinal Supporter at a Danish VOIP Provider), because some of our customers asked about it.
     
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    This is OK for your needs. Not sure about Win 7 Home. Probably you will need to use Abyss (delivered with 3CX) instead of IIS.
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    So what is the difference between Abyss and IIS?
     
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    May be stability and size. For small implementations Abyss is fine, except annoying reboot at 4 a.m.
    I prefer using IIS when possible.

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    Our 3CX runs on Windows 7 Pro (using IIS for WEB). It is a white box Supermicro system w/Intel Xeon e31230 8GB RAM, 2 500GB HDDs and 2 Integrated Intel GB NICs. The entire system, including case, power supply and HDDs was less than $700.00. It's PLENTY of power for 16SC and rarely exceeds more than 10% CPU load.
     
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    New Win2008R2 and a 8 core AMD with 16G ram here and the computer hits 2% with 100 calls...
     
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    Let's not make this a "Who get the best server" competetion :)

    So I can see that I don't need incredible specs for this, but it would be best to get a Server 08 :)

    I'll try that later this week and I will update this thread.
     
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    On smaller installs you are fine with Win 7 anything over a 32 you may want to look at server OS but you could still use 7.

    Steer clear of any hom4e editions as they are not supported and I would also avoid XP as it is a end of life OS.

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    If for a smaller setup a desktop OS will work fine, what type of call capacity do you expect?
     
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    Any Windows OS is at least as stable as any other OS. It's the hardware that is not stable and in lots of cases the users of the system.

    I currently run my 3CX on Windows Home Server 2011 which is based on Windows 2008. I've got it in the US for less than US$50 at NewEgg.com last summer. This OS runs on my Intel 64bit Core 2 Duo E7500 processor with 4GB of RAM

    But previously I run it on Windows Home Server V1 and Windows 2003. These instalations were on an old Pentium 4 2GHz computer with 2GB of RAM.
     
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