It’s been a long dry spell for the OSS Endpoint Manager component for FreePBX®. Today we’re pleased to announce its glorious return for the Incredible PBX® 2020 platform. While Incredible PBX 2020 included the EPM module, getting it to function reliably was a challenge. And that’s putting it charitably. Well, those days are over by simply installing our new EPM upgrade that provides templates for more than 100 SIP phones from Aastra, AudioCodes, Cisco, Linksys, Sipura, CloudTC, Digium, Grandstream, Intelbras, Mitel, Norphonic, Patton, Polycom, Snom, Thomson, Unidata, Xorcom, and Yealink including V70, V80, and Dreamwave models. And the icing on the cake is that ClearlyIP has just announced a new web-based endpoint configurator that is just around the corner. We’ll keep you posted.

Prerequisites. You’ll need an Incredible PBX 2020 base platform which already includes the last OSS EPM module from Andrew Nagy. If you’re using a different flavor of FreePBX, you’ll need to first install the OSS Endpoint Manager using the Module Admin utility.

Cautionary Note: Because our new configurator basically loads a snapshot of OSS Endpoint Manager on top of the existing software, it’s worth mentioning that any existing settings you’ve made in your current OSS EPM configuration will be overwritten. So we would caution you to make a full backup of your server before you begin just in case something comes unglued. You can install the latest Incredible PBX 2020 backup and restore components and make a backup like this:

cd /root
wget http://incrediblepbx.com/incrediblebackup2020.tar.gz
tar zxvf incrediblebackup2020.tar.gz
rm -f incrediblebackup2020.tar.gz
./incrediblebackup2020

 
Upgrading OSS Endpoint Manager. Once you have a good backup, you’re ready to install the new OSS EPM update. While still logged into the Linux CLI as root, issue these commands:

cd /
wget http://incrediblepbx.com/endpointman.tar.gz
tar zxvf endpointman.tar.gz
rm -f endpointman.tar.gz
cd /root/endpointman
mysql -u root -ppassw0rd asterisk < epm-tables.sql
fwconsole reload
fwconsole restart

 
Accessing OSS EPM Package Manager. Using a web browser, log in to the FreePBX GUI as admin. Access the OSS Endpoint Manager in the Settings tab. Click on the Options bar on the right and choose Package Manager. DO NOT CLICK Check for Update. There aren't any, and there's a nasty bug when you click Update. All available phone setups should now appear and be ready for use.

Fixing the Check for Update Bug. If you accidentally click the Update button, you will damage the ability to make future changes in Package Manager. To fix this, drop down to the Linux CLI and issue the following commands:

cd /var/www/html/admin/modules/endpointman/install
cp setup.php /var/www/html/admin/modules/_ep_phone_modules/

 
Updating OSS EPM Package Manager. We know that some of you have actually developed templates for other phones that are not yet supported in OSS EPM. Please post your additions in this thread on the new VoIP-info Forum, and we will also add them to the default build for future new users. This post from @krzykat documents how to add these new templates to your server in the Settings -> Package Import tab without damaging your existing setup.


 

Originally published: Monday, June 8, 2020



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