Exploring VitalPBX



  • There are many tutorials available on our blog that show you how to do various things with VitalPBX. Be sure to check it out, as there might be a tutorial that any of you might be interested in.



  • @JaredBusch said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    @MontesVitalPBX said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    Hello MangoLassi users! This is Jose Montes, Channel Manager for VitalPBX. I was contacted by @FATeknollogee and @scottalanmiller about this forum thread and decided to chime in, and it seems there has been an interest on VitalPBX over here. That makes us at VitalPBX very happy! If you got any questions, you can shoot us an e-mail to [email protected]. I am not the fastest forum thread responder, but I try my best!

    As it is a US holiday, you will do well to check back in tomorrow, and follow up daily at least.

    I've already deleted the test instance I made yesterday. But I will be making a new instance and actually doing a full turn up and making calls.

    There are definite shortcomings in the EPM that I have already noted in just my 30 minutes of poking around the now deleted instance.

    We are working on updating the EPM to a new and better version. This is part of our roadmap for this year.



  • Start to LE cert installed on a Vultr $5 CentOS 7 image was 18 minutes form Vultr instance creation email to VitalPBX registration email.

    Spent at least 5 minutes in there replying to a couple posts. So more like 10 minutes.
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  • Interesting default choice they made here. No hint means no BLF functionality
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  • This is useful to have someplace easy to find.

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  • Is there no default music on hold?
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  • English US not listed, so the assumption is that is there by default and not removable.

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  • WTF who want sequential? It is not how anything normally works.

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    None of the settings let you specify how many logs to keep after rotation.



  • @JaredBusch said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    WTF who want sequential? It is not how anything normally works.

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    None of the settings let you specify how many logs to keep after rotation.

    There is a cleanup add-on that specifically mentions cleaning up logs - definitely seems like a short coming that should simply be in the main product.



  • Just was looking at the release blog post for the current version.

    Noticed this.
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    This is a huge deal and has never been implemented before now?

    Is this active in Ring groups also because that is a hard deal breaker.

    A call is not missed when answered elsewhere. But users still want missed call notifications for calls that they did miss.



  • Nope, not in ring groups.....

    Ring Group:
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    Queue:
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  • It appears that currently, endpoint manager is only working for SIP extensions and not PJSIP. When trying to test it, I can't add PJSIP extensions on the device mapping but SIP have no issues.



  • @Romo said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    It appears that currently, endpoint manager is only working for SIP extensions and not PJSIP. When trying to test it, I can't add PJSIP extensions on the device mapping but SIP have no issues.

    I never got that far when I looked at all the screens.

    But I already found a number of issues with EPM.

    Likely I will stick with doing it my way.



  • @JaredBusch What other issues did you see?



  • @Romo said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    @JaredBusch What other issues did you see?

    I do not recall the detail, but things were missing. Probably related to the remote address book. Not something FreePBX handles either. Just something here also missing.

    I spent at most 60 minutes going through the screens and settings. I never fuly brough the system into a functional state.

    It was also weeks ago. It is hard to recall.

    That said, I spun a new instance up this morning. I plan to actually bring this one all the way to fully operational.



  • Hi to all the participants in this entertaining talk, here I am at your orders to answer any questions you have about it.

    With respect to the Address Book, VitalPBX has a series of Addons among which is Phonebook, the way to install it is to go to Admin / Add-ons / Add-ons.

    We can proudly say that VitalPBX is always up to date with the latest technologies and we constantly publish general interest blogs as a contribution to the community as well as offering our PBX completely free of charge.
    https://vitalpbx.org/en/vitalpbx-blog/

    Every day we are creating new Addons and very soon we will have a WebRTC Sofphone fully integrated with VitalPBBX.

    We reiterate here and in our support forum we are always at your service to provide support or answer all your questions.
    https://vitalpbx.org/en/community/



  • @rcuadra said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    Hi to all the participants in this entertaining talk, here I am at your orders to answer any questions you have about it.

    Hey, welcome "back"!



  • @rcuadra Is there a time frame of when the endpoint manager will be working with PJSIP extensions?



  • @Romo said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    @rcuadra Is there a time frame of when the endpoint manager will be working with PJSIP extensions?

    This PLEASE.



  • @Romo said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    @rcuadra Is there a time frame of when the endpoint manager will be working with PJSIP extensions?

    It would even be better if they quit using SIP as the default on port 5060. Asterisk gave up CHAN_SIP years ago.



  • @JaredBusch said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    @Romo said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    @rcuadra Is there a time frame of when the endpoint manager will be working with PJSIP extensions?

    It would even be better if they quit using SIP as the default on port 5060. Asterisk gave up CHAN_SIP years ago.

    😞 RIP chan_sip



  • @Skyetel said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    @JaredBusch said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    @Romo said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    @rcuadra Is there a time frame of when the endpoint manager will be working with PJSIP extensions?

    It would even be better if they quit using SIP as the default on port 5060. Asterisk gave up CHAN_SIP years ago.

    😞 RIP chan_sip

    PJSIP is still SIP, just better done and with more feature parity to other implementations of SIP.



  • Rather than create a new thread, would I be correct that any hardware that works in FreePBX also works in VitalPBX?

    I have a Sangoma wanpipe card that connects into our PRI and before I break things and move to VitalPBX I'd like to know for sure that it works.



  • @WLS-ITGuy said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    Rather than create a new thread, would I be correct that any hardware that works in FreePBX also works in VitalPBX?

    I have a Sangoma wanpipe card that connects into our PRI and before I break things and move to VitalPBX I'd like to know for sure that it works.

    Asterisk is Asterisk, and CentOS is CentOS. so yes.



  • @WLS-ITGuy said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    Rather than create a new thread, would I be correct that any hardware that works in FreePBX also works in VitalPBX?

    I have a Sangoma wanpipe card that connects into our PRI and before I break things and move to VitalPBX I'd like to know for sure that it works.

    Curious why you're switching?



  • @Dashrender said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    @WLS-ITGuy said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    Rather than create a new thread, would I be correct that any hardware that works in FreePBX also works in VitalPBX?

    I have a Sangoma wanpipe card that connects into our PRI and before I break things and move to VitalPBX I'd like to know for sure that it works.

    Curious why you're switching?

    Having hardware from Sangoma does not imply switching from FreePBX. Sangoma has made hardware for years and years before buying FreePBX from Schmooze.



  • @Dashrender said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    @WLS-ITGuy said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    Rather than create a new thread, would I be correct that any hardware that works in FreePBX also works in VitalPBX?

    I have a Sangoma wanpipe card that connects into our PRI and before I break things and move to VitalPBX I'd like to know for sure that it works.

    Curious why you're switching?

    Not 100% on switching but would like to test. Before I tested it all and possibly found I liked it better I wanted to make sure the hardware I was using worked.



  • Here is my experience with Vitalpbx

    I have used FREEPBX for years - minor resolveable issues.

    Vitalpbx installs fast, has a clean looking GUI, has a great back up option
    But all this is pointless if your PJSIP extensions won't register with hard devices such as a common Yealink T29g or a Cisco SPA 525 G2. It shows a "green" registration on the phone itself, but is not really registered. The logs indicate a problem

    I sent those logs to Migues with Vitalpbx. They can't figure it out. I wasted too much time trying to get it to work so I abandoned it for now. I am sure somewhere down the road they will figure it out.

    In the meantime, there auto provisioning does NOT support PJSIP. Unreal! A technology like PJSIP which is quickly replacing chansip should have been first priority. They keep saying next release.
    But that is pointless anyway if you can easily register a pjsip extension.

    My advice to those starting up or even advanced users - stick with Freepbx or even Fusionpbx (based on Freeswitch). These platforms are much more stable, reliable, dependable and have really developed pjsip as part of their infrastructure.



  • @andrewbyrd70 said in Exploring VitalPBX:

    In the meantime, there auto provisioning does NOT support PJSIP. Unreal! A technology like PJSIP which is quickly replacing chansip should have been first priority. They keep saying next release.

    Not quickly replacing. Replaced years ago. The fault here lies with VitalPBX. It is one of the main reasons, after the closed source crappiness, that I refuse to use it yet.



  • I have been told that this is in progress ETA end of the month (hopefully) if not end of Sept.