Install Yeastar P-Series Software Edition on VMware Workstation

VMware Workstation is a hosted hypervisor that can be installed as a software application on an operating system (either Windows or Linux). It provides the ability to create and run virtual machines. This topic describes how to create a virtual machine on VMware Workstation and install Yeastar P-Series Software Edition on the created virtual machine.

Prerequisites

  • Check if your Windows/Linux PC meets requirements.
  • Check if the version of VMware Workstation is 15.1.0 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

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Step1. Create a virtual machine

  1. Launch VMware Workstation, go to File > New Virtual Machine.
  2. Follow the wizard to create a virtual machine.
    1. Select the type of virtual machine that you want to create and click Next.

      In this example, select Typical.

    2. Select I will install the operating system later and click Next.

    3. Set Guest operating system to Linux, set Version to Ubuntu 64-bit, and click Next.

    4. Specify a name to help you identify the virtual machine and specify a location to store the virtual machine files, then click Next.

    5. Specify capacity of the virtual disk, specify the way you want the disk space to be allocated, and click Next.
      Note: Specify a value greater than 40 GB, or an installation error may occur..

    6. Review configurations of the virtual machine to be created and click Finish.

Step2. Set up the created virtual machine

To ensure that P-Series Software Edition can be installed and accessed successfully, you need to configure network of the virtual machine as Bridged and set its firmware type to Basic Input Output System (BIOS).

Follow the instructions below based on your computer's network environment.
Set up the created virtual machine on a computer with single NIC
  1. Select the created virtual machine, click Edit virtual machine settings.

  2. Check and ensure that there is only one hard disk on the virtual machine, or an installation error may occur.

  3. Configure the CD/DVD (SATA) in the virtual machine to point to the .iso image file of P-Series Software Edition and configure the drive to connect at power on.

    1. On the Hardware tab, select CD/DVD (SATA).
    2. In the Device status section, select the checkbox of Connect at power on.
    3. In the Connection section, select Use ISO image file and browse to the location of the .iso image file.
  4. Configure network of the virtual machine as Bridged.
    Note: After you create the virtual machine, it is configured to use the default NAT network. With NAT, the virtual machine and your PC share a single network identity, which would cause the connection failure between the virtual machine and devices on the external network.

    1. Go to Hardware > Network Adapter.
    2. In the Network connection section, select Bridged: Connected directly to the physical network.
    3. Click OK.
  5. Set firmware type of the virtual machine to Basic Input Output System (BIOS).

    1. Go to Options > Advanced.
    2. In the Firmware type section, select BIOS.
    3. Click OK.
Set up the created virtual machine on a computer with dual NIC
  1. Set virtual network as Bridged, and select the physical network card to be paired with the virtual machine.
    1. Go to Edit > Virtual Network Editor.

    2. Optional: If you don't run the PC as an administrator, you need to click Change Settings to modify network settings.

    3. Select VMnet0, then select Bridged (connect VMs directly to the external network).
    4. In the drop-down list of Bridged to, select a physical network card.

    5. Click OK.
  2. Set up virtual machine.
    1. Select the created virtual machine, click Edit virtual machine settings.

    2. Check and ensure that there is only one hard disk on the virtual machine, or an installation error may occur.

    3. Configure the CD/DVD (SATA) in the virtual machine to point to the .iso image file of P-Series Software Edition and configure the drive to connect at power on.

      1. On the Hardware tab, select CD/DVD (SATA).
      2. In the Device status section, select the checkbox of Connect at power on.
      3. In the Connection section, select Use ISO image file and browse to the location of the .iso image file.
    4. Configure network of the virtual machine as Specific virtual network and select the virtual network that you have configured.

      1. Go to Hardware > Network Adapter.
      2. In the Network connection section, select Custom: Specific virtual network.
      3. Select the virtual network to be connected. In this example, select VMnet0.
      4. Click OK.
    5. Set firmware type of the virtual machine to Basic Input Output System (BIOS).

      1. Go to Options > Advanced.
      2. In the Firmware type section, select BIOS.
      3. Click OK.

Step3. Install Yeastar P-Series Software Edition on the created virtual machine

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

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

  2. 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, click Power on this virtual machine.

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

  3. Select Custom storage layout and select Done.

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

  5. 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 2.
    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.

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

  8. 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).