AbingdonHouse wrote:I have successfully setup a 7 seat vicidial installation using the vicibox server distro, on a vmware virtual server.
Brilliant! but how many phone calls? (seats doesn't really mean much!)
The Hardware server I am using is a dual cored 3.4 zeon Dell, which i got on ebay cheap, running windows xp with the free vmware server, setup with 15G of memory and the 4G of ram.
why would you not just run that straight on the server and skip the VM? you'd probably be able to make 100+ calls at a time with that. I have a P4 that can handle 7 agents with 2:1 dialing ...
(that was probably cheaper than a Xeon, since it was an "off lease" sold in a "Pile", literally!)
I obviously am not using any telephone card for timing, so I am gathering that the very occasional restarts that are needed are due to this, but I have only had to reboot 3 times in 6 weeks, so its not to bad.
i would recommend rebooting nightly. vicidial is not clean yet. and nightly reboots remove almost completely the need to interrupt production to reboot at all.[/quote]
However, if you are saying that you had 7 agents using this system for more than one full workday, I am suitably impressed (overblown server for the VMWare aside, you may be the first to do it). You may have a new records, if you weren't running Inbound Only campaigns.
I think we should open up a thread for the "VM Record". But you have to list the number of agents and, number of calls when Cruising, and MAX simultaneous "good quality" calls and the server has to run for at least two full work shifts (6+ hours).
Oh: NO Hardware allowed (USB sticks are OUT unless you demonstrate the ability to put 8 USB sticks into one VM box and use all of them for individual servers at the same time
Eventually someone's GOT to get it.
AbingdonHouse: Can you make your VMWare image available? (Delete passwords and logs, of course ... perhaps a clean version with no carriers or calls made yet?)