Install Yeastar P-Series Software Edition on Proxmox VE

Proxmox Virtual Environment (Proxmox VE) is an open-source server virtualization management platform, which allows the deployment and management of virtual machines and containers. This topic describes how to create a virtual machine on Promox VE and install Yeastar P-Series Software Edition on the created virtual machine.

Prerequisites

  • Check if the version of Proxmox VE is 7.0 or later.
  • Download an image file of Yeastar P-Series Software Edition.
    Note: Based on the difference in installation methods, Yeastar provides two kinds of image file for P-Series Software Edition. Refer to the following table for details.
    Table 1.
    Item Automatic Installation Manual Installation
    Image File Name and Format Yeastar-P_SOFTWARE-auto-{version}.iso

    Example: Yeastar-P_SOFTWARE-auto-83.9.0.18.iso

    Yeastar-P_SOFTWARE-manual-{version}.iso

    Example: Yeastar-P_SOFTWARE-manual-83.9.0.18.iso

    Hard Disk Size Minimum 40 GB Minimum 40 GB
    Partition Method Automatic Manual
    Partition Rule

    The system automatically partitions a hard disk as follows:

    • /: 10 GB
    • /swap: 10 GB
    • /home: Remaining Free Space after space for / partition and /swap partition is excluded from the total size.
    You need to manually create the following required partitions, and then you can create others according to your needs.
    • /
    • /swap
    • /home

Procedure

Step1. Upload ISO image of Yeastar P-Series Software Edition to Proxmox VE

  1. Log in to Proxmox VE web-based management interface.
  2. On the left pane, click beside the node where you want to deploy Yeastar P-Series Software Edition.

    The expanded menu displays the two storages that are formed automatically when you install Proxmox VE, namely local and local-lvm.
    Note: By default, local is used to store backups, ISOs, and templates, while local-lvm is used to store Virtual Machine (VM) disk images and volume containers.

  3. Upload the ISO image of Yeastar P-Series Software Edition.

    1. On the left pane, go to local > ISO Images.
    2. Click Upload.
    3. On the pop-up window, click Select File... to select the ISO image of Yeastar P-Series Software Edition.
    4. Click Upload.

      Wait a few minutes for the upload to complete.

  4. Refresh the web page.

    The ISO image of Yeastar P-Series Software Edition is displayed.

Step2. Create a virtual machine

Follow the instructions below to create a virtual machine.

Note: For the configurations that are not specified to modify, we recommend that you retain the default settings.
  1. At the top right of Proxmox VE web-based management interface, click Create VM.

  2. On General tab, specify a name in the Name field to help you identify the virtual machine, then click Next.

  3. On OS tab, choose Use CD/DVD disc image file (iso), select the ISO image of Yeastar P-Series Software Edition, then click Next.

  4. On System tab, retain the default settings, then click Next.

  5. On Hard Disk tab, allocate at least 40 GiB in the Disk size (GiB) field, then click Next.

  6. On CPU tab, refer to the following table to set Sockets and Cores based on the concurrent calls of your PBX system, then click Next.
    Note: vCPU = Sockets * Cores
    Table 2.
    0-75 CC 76-125 CC 126-250 CC 251-500 CC 501-750 CC 751-1000 CC CC>1000
    vCPU 4 6 8 16 48 64 Contact Yeastar

  7. On Memory tab, refer to the following table to set memory based on the concurrent calls of your PBX system, then click Next.
    Table 3.
    0-75 CC 76-125 CC 126-250 CC 251-500 CC 501-750 CC 751-1000 CC CC>1000
    Memory 4096 MiB 6144 MiB 16384 MiB 16384 MiB 32768 MiB 32768 MiB Contact Yeastar

  8. On Network tab, retain the default settings, then click Next.

  9. On Confirm tab, preview the configurations, then click Finish.

The virtual machine is created and displayed under the node.

Step3. Install Yeastar P-Series Software Edition

Follow the instructions below based on different installation methods to install Yeastar P-Series Software Edition.

Automatically install Yeastar P-Series Software Edition on the created virtual machine
  1. Select the created virtual machine, then click Start.

  2. At the top right corner, select noVNC from the drop-down list of Console.

    This will open a new web page to show the installation process.

  3. Wait till the installation process is not running, then press Enter.

    If IPPBX login is displayed and no errors like wait for basicsrv run ok occur, it indicates that P-Series Software Edition is installed.

Manually install Yeastar P-Series Software Edition on the created virtual machine
  1. Select the created virtual machine, then click Start.

  2. At the top right corner, select noVNC from the drop-down list of Console.

    This will open a new web page to show the installation process.

  3. Select Continue without updating or wait for seconds to check if there is a new version of installer.

  4. Select Custom storage layout and select Done.

  5. In the AVAILABLE DEVICES section, select the local disk, then select Add GPT Partition.

  6. In the pop-up window, partition the hard disk according to your needs.
    Note: The following partitions are required. You can also add other partitions.
    Table 4.
    Partition Name Description Format Recommended Partition Space
    /swap This is where you extend the system memory by dedicating part of the hard drive to it. swap Minimum 10 GB
    / The slash / alone stands for the root of the file system tree. ex4 Minimum 10 GB
    /home This holds all the home directories for the users. ex4 Remaining Free Space after other partitions created or second drive.

  7. Select Done.
  8. In the pop-up dialog box, select Continue to start installing P-Series Software Edition.

  9. Wait till the installation process is not running, then press Enter.

    If a IPPBX login prompt is displayed and no errors like wait for basicsrv run ok occur, it indicates that P-Series Software Edition is installed.

(Optional) Step4. Change the default IP address of Yeastar P-Series Software Edition

Now Yeastar P-Series Software Edition is installed with default IP address 192.168.5.150. If you prefer another IP address or your PC is on a different network segment such as 192.168.28.X, you can change the PBX's default IP address.
Important: PBX's IP address MUST be on the same network segment as your PC, or you can NOT access the PBX from your PC.

We assume that your PC is on the network segment 192.168.28.X and your desired PBX IP address is 192.168.28.45. Refer to the following instructions to change the PBX's IP address.

  1. Access the PBX via SSH.
    1. At the IPPBX login prompt, type support and press Enter.

    2. At the Password prompt, type QhcyaxsGcywymg2022 and press Enter.

      Note: Generally, you will NOT get any visual feedback from the screen when you type the password.

      You are presented with a prompt, displaying the Ubuntu information and system information. In the meanwhile, you are given the option to ping an IP address, view or update current network configuration, and log out the support account. You can type a specific number to run the command of the corresponding number.

  2. Type 1 and press Enter to update the network configuration.

  3. Change the IP address of Yeastar P-Series Software Edition as follows.

    1. At the Please enter IP address prompt, type the desired IP address and press Enter.

      In this example, type 192.168.28.45.

    2. At the Please enter netmask prompt, type the subnet mask and press Enter.

      In this example, type 255.255.255.0.

    3. At the Please enter gateway prompt, type the gateway address and press Enter.

      In this example, type 192.168.28.1.

      It takes about two minutes to change the PBX's IP address from 192.168.5.150 to your desired IP address.

Result

Yeastar P-Series Software Edition is installed successfully.

Open a web browser, enter the PBX's IP address in the address bar, and press Enter.

What to do next

Yeastar P-Series Software Edition is inactivated and not ready for use. To activate the PBX, see Activate and Initially Set up Yeastar P-Series Software Edition.
Important: With P-Series Software Edition activated, next time you want to access the PBX via SSH, you should use the username support and the console password configured on PBX web portal (Security > Security Settings > Console/SSH Access > Console > Console Password).