Prerequisites for installing SBO Multipath

To install SBO Multipath, you will require only following three prerequisites –

  • A PC/Server with following configuration
  • A USB drive
  • Internet connections

Based on prerequisites, a server/personal computer need to be strong enough to handle desired number of calls. Please consider following configuration Server/PC for 128 (4 E1) call capacity. You can upgrade or downgrade configuration as per capacity desired from the system.
A PC/Laptop or Server with minimum of following configuration –

  • Motherboard: Needs to have USB bootable option available. We can check it from BIOS. If Multipath feature is going to be used in this server, we prefer as many USB port possible on the motherboard, so higher number of USB Modems (wi-max, 3G/4G etc.) can be plugged.
  • Processor: Intel Core2Duo or Core i5/i7 or higher.
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM is minimum. 4GB preferred.
  • NIC (LAN Interface): Needs to have a good and well tested branded 10/100 NIC/LAN Card.
  • Hard Disk: If you run from USB drive, server do not need to have any hard disk. Otherwise a hard disk is required with any capacity.
  • Operating System: To run SBO, we do not need any operating system.
  • Casing (For PC Only): We prefer to have a spacious casing with dual and relatively bigger cooling system.
  • Monitor: Monitor is required at the time of installation. Later on we will not require it. But for troubleshooting and other support purpose, a monitor at the setup premise is necessary.
  • Network Switch: A good quality network switch is required to connect with internet if you are going to use broadband internet.
  • LAN Cables: Like LAN Card and Network Switch, LAN Cables are also very important. Wrongly crimped cable causes faulty networking and results bad and low performance by the route. Cat 6 cables with RJ 45 connector is fine for LAN cables.
  • USB Drive: An USB flash memory key is popularly known as Pen Drive or Thumb Drive. It needs to be of minimum 4 GB of data capacity.
  • Writable/Rewritable CD/DVD (Optional): For burning the ISO in a CD/DVD to make it master and redistributable copy, a writable/rewritable CD/DVD disk is required. As well as a CD/DVD writer is required.

If we have all mentioned above prerequisites handy, we are ready to go to next step.