Hello all. I was hoping someone out there might have some advice or suggestions regarding an upgrade from an archaic Asterisk version.
I’ve been given the daunting task of upgrading a very old Asterisk-1.0.x install to a recent LTS version. I’ll also need the install to have high-availability and failover support.
From my research, it would appear that AsteriskNOW-3.0 might be my best bet, as it seems to be running Asterisk-11. I’ve previously installed Asterisk-11+FreePBX in a VM, and this appears to be very similar. Is there any upside to using AsteriskNOW vs. Asterisk+FreePBX? Other than the obvious fact that everything is nicely placed on an iso for ease of installation?
As for the actual upgrade, is it possible to step through each of the UPGRADE*.txt files under the Asterisk-11 source? I.e, UPGRADE-1.2.txt
-> UPGRADE-1.4.txt -> UPGRADE-1.6.txt -> UPGRADE-1.8.txt -> UPGRADE.txt?
Or would it be prudent to recreate my current 1.0.x configuration under Asterisk-11 instead?
Regarding HA/failover, is a hardware solution (such as Digium’s R800/R850) my only option? During my research I’ve found scripts on the internet that allow for failover using arp/nmap, however those appear to only work for hardware failures. I would need something that can account for both hardware and software failures.
Thanks in advance for any advice that anyone can give on the subject.
Any suggestions, etc. would help immensely!