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CentOS 5 Official Support Closure

As previously advised in the ScopServ blogs and ScopNEWS, CentOS 5 has now officially reached its End Of Life date. As a result, CentOS has officially shutdown their official repositories for CentOS EL5.

centoscycle

From now, if you are updating your existing ScopTEL EL5 packages this may cause errors similar to the following:

[root@pstn ~]# scopserv_yum update

==== scopserv_yum ====

— Executing yum…

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror

Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile

* centos-extras: mirror.netaddicted.ca

* centos-os: centos.mirror.iweb.ca

* centos-updates: centos.mirror.iweb.ca

* scopserv: us.mirrors.scopserv.com

http://mirror.netaddicted.ca/CentOS/5.11/extras/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found

Trying other mirror.

http://mirror2.evolution-host.com/centos/5.11/extras/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found

Trying other mirror.

http://centos.mirror.ca.planethoster.net/5.11/extras/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found

Trying other mirror.

http://centos.bhs.mirrors.ovh.net/ftp.centos.org/5.11/extras/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found

Trying other mirror.

http://centos.westmancom.com/5.11/extras/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found

Trying other mirror.

centos-extras                                                                                     | 2.1 kB     00:00

 

This does not mean your installation is broken, it simply means that the official CentOS EL5 mirrors have been shut down. ScopServ has released a new scopserv-server package that uses vault.centos.org to maintain existing dependencies.  This package will be automatically installed via scopserv_yum update and if the scopserv-server package is updated you will not see this error the next time you do scopserv_yum update.

Here are the options to resolve the error (pick one):

  1. Update your packages using the ScopTEL GUI
  2. From a bash prompt execute ‘scopserv_yum update’ (omitting quotes)
  3. ‘rpm –Uvh http://download.scopserv.com/dist/packages/scopserv-server/scopserv-server-5.1.6.11.20170601-1.nodist.scopserv.noarch.rpm’ (omitting quotes)

Since CentOS 5 is officially End Of Life ScopServ highly recommends that you upgrade your installation to CentOS 6.

A failure to do so will put your installation at risk since CentOS EL5 is no longer supported.

Please follow the official instructions to upgrade your installation at

https://blog.scopserv.com/2016/12/scoptel-centos-6-x-bootdisk-installation-guide/

ScopServ will not be responsible for any liabilities caused by a failure to upgrade to a supported Operating System.  Additionally, ScopServ will be announcing an End Of Life date for ScopServ EL5 packages and support in the near future.

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Avertissement Produit – Migration obligatoire du journal des files d’attente suite à la mise à jour de ‘scopserv-reports’ et ‘scopserv-realtime’ de la version 5 à la version 6 

Très Important

  • Les paquetages ‘scopserv-reports’ et ‘scopserv-realtime’ version 5 utilisent une méthode de transport plus ancienne et un fichier texte queue_log pour générer des rapports téléphoniques alors que ceux de version 6 sont hautement optimisés; nouveau transport par WebSockets et traitement des données ACD dans des tables SQL.
  • Mettre à jour les paquetages ‘scoperv-reports’ et ‘scopserv-realtime’ de version 5 vers la version 6 nécessitera l’exécution manuelle d’un script de migration du journal des files d’attentes sinon les nouvelles données pourraient ne pas être traitées.
  • Référez-vous immédiatement au bulletin ci-dessous avant la mise à jour des paquetages ‘scopserv-reports’ et ‘scopserv-realtime’ prévue le 31 janvier 2017.
  • Il est fortement recommandé de redémarrer votre serveur afin d’éviter des fuites de mémoire après avoir effectué une mise à jour des paquetages!
ScopTEL-scoptel-reports_scopserv-realtime_Release-5to6-queuelog_migration_fr

 

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ScopTEL Version 5 to Version 6 scopserv-reports scopserv-realtime post upgrade mandatory Queue Log Migration Product Bulletin

  • Importance HIGH!
  • Official Release date is January 31st 2017
  • ScopServ scoptel-reports and scoptel-realtime release 5 packages use an older transport method and a flat queue_log file to generate Telephony Reports while the release 6 versions are highly optimized using a new WebSockets Transport and process raw ACD data to SQL tables.
  • Upgrading scoperv-reports and scopserv-realtime release 5 packages to release 6 scopserv-reports and scopserv-realtime packages will require you to manually execute the Queue Log Migration script else post upgrade reporting data will not be processed!
  • Please refer immediately to the this official Product Bulletin prior to the scopserv-reports and scopserv-realtime packages release date scheduled for January 15th 2017.
  • It is highly recommended you reboot your server to kill processes which might leak memory after updating the packages!
ScopTEL-scoptel-reports_scopserv-realtime_Release-5to6-queuelog_migration-el56
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ScopTEL CentOS 6.X BootDisk Installation Guide

  • Previous versions of ScopTEL were either based on CentOS versions 4 or 5
  • However these versions have limited lifecycle support and it was necessary for ScopServ International to Release an installation ISO based on CentOS version 6.X

centoscycle

  • Refer to the official ScopServ Documentation to install CentOS el6
ScopTEL-CentOS6_-BootDisk-Installation-Guide
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How To Configure a ScopTEL Installation From Start to Finish

If you have already installed ScopTEL on a server and aren’t sure what to do next then follow this comprehensive configuration guide:

ScopServ - Basic Installation Hierarchy for Telephony Server New Design v04
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ScopTEL Documentation Collection Downloads

It is recommended that you read each Training Module in numerical order.

Module 0:

  • Previous versions of ScopTEL were either based on CentOS versions 4 or 5
  • However these versions have limited lifecycle support and it was necessary for ScopServ International to Release an installation ISO based on CentOS version 6.X

centoscycle

  • Refer to the official ScopServ Documentation to install CentOS el6

 

ScopTEL-CentOS6_-BootDisk-Installation-Guide

 

Module 1:

CentOS 5 DVD ISO Boot Disk Installation (deprecated, use CentOS el6)

Module 1 - ScopTEL - CentOS5 DVD ISO Boot Disk Installation

 

Module 2:

Basic ifconfig

Module 2 - ScopTEL - Basic ifconfig

 

Module 3:

Server Installation Wizard

Module 3 - ScopTEL - Server Installation Wizard

 

Module 4:

Version Switcher for Telephony

Module 4 - ScopTEL - Version Switcher for Telephony Server

 

Module 5:

PSTN Interfaces and Gateways

Module 5 - ScopTEL - PSTN Interfaces and Gateways

 

Module 6:

Outgoing Lines and Interface Groups

Module 6 - ScopTEL - Interface Groups and Outgoing Lines

 

Module 7:

Incoming Lines Management

Module 7 - ScopTEL - Incoming Lines Management

 

Module 8:

Class of Service Configuration

Module 8 - ScopTEL - Class of Service Configuration

 

Module 9:

Extensions Management

Module 9 - ScopTEL - Extensions Management

 

Module 10:

Automatic Provisioning System

Module 10 - ScopTEL - Automatic Provisioning System

 

Module 11:

Prompt Management

Module 11 - ScopTEL - Prompt Management

 

Module 12:

Managing Schedules

Module 12 - ScopTEL - Managing Schedules

 

Module 13:

Managing Conferences:

Module 13 - ScopTEL - Managing Conferences

 

Module 14:

Managing Auto Attendants/IVR

Module 14 - ScopTEL - Managing Auto Attendants

 

Module 15:

Managing Automatic Call Distribution

Module 15 - ScopTEL - Managing ACD

 

Module 16:

Managing Applications

Module 16 - ScopTEL - Managing Applications

 

Module 17:

Backup and Restore Using the Server Manager GUI

Module 17 - ScopTEL - Backup and Restore

 

Module 18:

Backup and Restore Using Putty and WinSCP

Module 18 - ScopTEL - Backup_Restore Using Putty_WinSCP

 

Module 19:

Troubleshooting

Module 19 - ScopTEL - Troubleshooting

 

Module 20:

Quality of Service Training

Module 20 - ScopTEL - Quality of Service Training

 

Module 21:

ScopTel Reports Summary

Module 21 - ScopTEL - Reports Summary

 

Module 22:

Sangoma/Vegastream Gateway Configuration

Module 22 - ScopTEL - Sangoma Gateway Configuration

 

Module 23:

Sangoma Hardware Transcoding Integration Installation

Module 23 - ScopTEL - Sangoma Transcoding Installation

 

Module 24:

Asterisk 11 T.38 Fax Gateway Configuration

Module 24 - ScopTEL - Asterisk 11 T.38 Fax Gateway Configuration

 

Module 25:

Avaya IP Office Conference Bridge Integration (Add Conference Bridging to IP Office Using ScopTEL)

Module 25 - ScopTEL - Avaya IP Office Conference Bridge

 

System Network Lab (Hands On: Learn How To Network Multiple Servers Using SIP Tie Trunks):

Module LAB - ScopTEL - System Networking LAB

 

How to set up a Server to Server SIP Trunk:

ScopTEL - How to set up a Server to Server SIP Trunk

 

ScopTEL Fixed Mobile Convergence and Follow Me:

ScopTEL - Fixed Mobile Convergence and Follow Me

 

ScopTEL Networking DHCP Configuration:

ScopTEL - DHCP Configuration

 

Configuration ScopTEL SIP for Network Address Translation/NAT:

ScopTEL - Configuring ScopTEL for NAT

 

ScopTEL Cisco SIP Phone Integration:

ScopTEL - Cisco SIP Phone Integration

 

ScopTEL Certificate Manager (How To Configure a ScopTEL Server to Support HTTPS GUI management and Encrypted Media and Signalling):

ScopTEL - Certificate Manager

 

How To Optimize a ScopTEL Installation to Save Voice Recordings:

ScopTEL - Call Recording Server Optmization

 

ScopTEL Installation Hierarchy (If you are new to ScopTEL follow this document to manage the correct flow of your new installation to optimize configuration prerequisites):

ScopServ - Basic Installation Hierarchy for Telephony Server New Design v04

 

How To Configure Customer Call Ratings Using IVR Menus and Custom Scripts:

Rating calls using IVR menus and custom scripts

 

End User Voicemail Cheat Sheet:

ScopTEL Voicemail End User Card

 

Configuring Speed Dials and PIN’s Using Outgoing Line Configurations:

ScopTEL - Speed Dials and Outgoing Line Configurations

 

How To Configure the Same Extension Number On Multiple SIP Devices:

ScopTEL - Shared Users for Devices

 

Background On directmedia/re-INVITE Management in ScopTEL:

ScopTEL - RTP directmedia handling

 

Using Join.me to Support Customers (use for webinars, remote help sessions, desktop sharing, conference bridging):

ScopTEL - Remote Support Using join.me

 

End User Guide for Polycom SoundPointIP Phones (integrated with ScopTEL Proprietary EFK functions):

ScopTEL - Polycom End User Training

 

ScopTEL Installation on Mediatrix Sentinel Virtual Machine (How To):

ScopTEL - Mediatrix Sentinel ScopTEL VM Installation

 

How To Integrate a ScopTEL Installation with a Mediatrix ISDN Gateway (T1/E1 Interfaces):

ScopTEL - Mediatrix ISDN Gateway Configuration

 

How To Integrate a ScopTEL Installation with a Mediatrix Trunk, Station Gateway (Analog/POTS FXO/FXS):

ScopTEL - Mediatrix Analog Gateway Configuration

 

If you are an ITSP looking to terminate SIP VoIP Interfaces to Reseller or End User ScopTEL installations you need to read this:

ScopTel - ITSP SIP Trunking

 

And End User Guide for Snom Phone Users:

ScopTEL - Snom End User Training

 

ScopServ Quick Sales Presentation:

ScopServ Presentation 2015

 

ScopServ Full Customer Presentation:

General Presentation ScopTEL ENGLISH

 

ScopTEL ScopSTATS Reporting Admin Guide:

ScopSTATS_Manual

 

ScopTEL Automatic Call Distribution Customer Presentation:

Presentation ScopServ ACD English V3

 

ScopTEL Feature List:

ScopTEL Feature List

 

Required Settings for Gmail or Office 365 SMTP Smart Relay

Gmail and Office 365 each require unique settings for Smart Relay Configuration.  This document describes each.

ScopTEL - SMTP Relay Settings Gmail Office 365

 

Call Forwarding End User Guide

Users can manage their Call Forwarding rules using this cheat sheet.

ScopTEL Call Forwarding End User Card

 

ACD Pause Code Usage

A simple ‘how to’ explaining ACD Pause Code Usage

ScopTEL ACD Pause Code Usage
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How to Install a ScopTEL Virtual Machine Into the Mediatrix Sentinel SBC

The Mediatrix Sentinel appliance is a Gateway Appliance with several advanced
features (some of which are activated by licensing).
• Eight Gateway modules are supported per Sentinel and external Gateways are also
supported.
• FXO/FXS modules supported
• ISDN modules supported
• DSP modules are supported for RTP CODEC support.
• Hardware transcoding is not yet supported
• SBC is supported by license. Licensing is per channel based
• Embedded Firewall
• Embedded Router supporting static routes
• Enbedded NAT Router
• Embedded DHCP server
• VLAN Support
• QoS support
• 2 Network interfaces (Uplink, Lan1) with each interface supporting a unique MAC
address for bridging to Virtual Machine network interfaces.
• 1 dedicated network interface for emergency management
• Additional Information is available on the Mediatrix Wiki
http://wiki.media5corp.com/wiki/index.php?title=Category:Mediatrix_Sentinel

ScopTEL - Mediatrix Sentinel ScopTEL VM Installation
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Product Bulletin: ScopServ Vulnerability CVE-2014-1691 January 26, 2015

Scope:
ScopServ, ScopTEL installations could be vulnerable to CVE-2014-1691.

Description:
Unsanitized variables are passed to the unserialize() PHP function. A remote attacker could specially-craft one of those variables allowing to load and execute code.

Required Action:
In order to protect a ScopTEL installation from this vulnerability you must update to scopserv-5.0.0-2 scopserv-core-5.1.0.8.20150126-1 scopserv-framework-5.0.0.7.20150126-1 and meet all other dependencies including php-pecl-json-1.2.1-5

Immediate Recommendations:
It is highly recommended to perform a full update on each ScopServ, ScopTEL installation in order to simplify the upgrade procedure and also ensure all dependencies are met.
It is also highly recommended to reboot your server after the updates in order to ensure all services and scripts and have been updated.
From the Linux shell execute (without quotations) ‘scopserv_yum update’
And after the updates are completed execute (without quotations) ‘reboot’

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VoIPmonitor QoS assessment tool now available for installation on ScopTEL

VoIP is a beautiful thing but not if your network is the source of bad voice quality and you cannot prove the source of the problem.

Most of the time the problem is caused by newtork latency, lack of bandwidth, or packet loss.  The G.107 E Model is a great tool to assess a network and determine the MOS of phone call(s).  ScopServ has published a must read guide on QoS at https://blog.scopserv.com/2012/07/scopserv-advanced-training-on-qos-and-vlans/

VoIPmonitor is a third party tool that is pretty easy to install and can easily generate a QoS report and it has a lot of other cool features.

http://www.voipmonitor.org

Installing VoIPmonitor using the ScopServ package manager will automatically build a working installation fo VoIPmonitor.
To install VoIPmonitor you must obtain a 30 day trial license or purchase a Server license from VoIPmonitor.
http://www.voipmonitor.org/buy

Disclaimer: ScopServ does offer any support of any kind for VoIPmonitor.  Support requests must be made directly to VoIPmonitor and all support documentation is available from their website.  http://www.voipmonitor.org

How to install VoIPmonitor on ScopTEL (assuming your software maintenance is active):

From Linux console type:

scopserv_yum update

Login to the ScopTEL GUI and edit MySQL Server and check Enable TCP/IP listening ? [x]

Save

mysqltcplisten

 

Log Out of the ScopTEL GUI

From Linux console type:

service mysqld restart

scopserv_yum install voipmonitor

service scopserv restart

Login to your account at http://www.voipmonitor.org and copy your license data to clipboard

voipmonitorlicense

 

Login to the ScopTEL GUI

Click on the VoIPmonitor Tools menu in the ScopTEL GUI and paste your key.

toolsvoipmonitorlicense

 

After clicking on ‘Recheck’ your installation should be finished

installfinishederror

But you will probably see this error when you click on Installation is Finished.

installfinishederrorignore

Click OK and ignore the error.  A ScopTEL crond task will automatically execute this command.

From Linux console type:

service voipmonitor start

Now you can click on Tools>VoIPmonitor in the ScopTEL GUI and start using VoIPmonitor.

You may need to edit the network interface(s) that VoIPmonitor is configured to monitor.

voipmonitorethconfig

 

If you edit and save this configuration you must…

From Linux console type:

service voipmonitor restart

 

Then open the ScopTEL GUI and go to Tools>VoIPmonitor to see VoIPmonitor options and reports.

voipmonitorworking

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ScopTEL Troubleshooting Guide

ScopServ has compiled an indispensable document listing the most common support problems and tips to fix these problems.

•General Troubleshooting
•Log Files
•SIP Response Codes
•OS CLI Commands
•Asterisk CLI Commands
•Database Repair Commands
•MySQL Repair is Taking Too Long
•ScopTEL GUI is Slow
•ScopTEL GUI Will Not Restart
•ScopTEL GUI Fatal Error and Dead Call Processing
•Debugging Authentication Failures
•Debugging Call Failures with ‘database show’
•Debugging Call Failures with SIP Cause Codes
•ScopSTATS System Monitoring Logs
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