Galaxy Mini - Quick Start Guide

1. Introduction

The Galaxy Mini appliance provides E-MetroTel's standard UCx software-based PBX with a capability to support up to 32 extensions as well as a mix of up to 8 FXO or FXS interfaces in a single desktop of wall-mount chassis. The base configuration is equipped with a default of 32 EMT Extension licenses that can be used with E-MetroTel's Infinity 5000 series XStim IP phones, Nortel Digital and analog phones. Note that the use of digital phones will require DSM16 modules or DSM16p cards in a Galaxy Express or Galaxy Expand chassis. Universal Extension Licenses can also be installed on the Galaxy Mini to allow the use of Nortel IP (Unistim) and third party SIP phones, subject to the 32 extension maximum number of extensions. It offers a feature-rich call service environment for modern telephony devices as well as legacy investment protection to existing Nortel deployments. This quick start guide provides you with the information needed to install the Galaxy Mini out-of-the-box, configure it to a running state and configure phones to perform calls using the UCx software. 

2. Connecting the Galaxy Mini to the Network

The Galaxy Mini is shipped with two Ethernet network interfaces, labeled "LAN" and "WAN".  The WAN network port on the Galaxy Mini by default uses the static IP address 192.168.1.200, with netmask 255.255.255.0 and gateway192.168.1.1, and is configured as Ethernet 0 in the Web-based Configuration utility.  The LAN interface is default as static and is 192.168.10.200, and is configured as Ethernet 1.

If the default network configuration is compatible with your local area network, connect the WAN Ethernet connector of the Galaxy Mini system to your network with a Cat 5 Ethernet cable, configure your PC's network adaptor to use the 192.168.1.xxx subnet, power up the Galaxy Mini system and wait approximately 60 seconds for the system to boot. For connection using Gigabit Ethernet we recommend a Cat 5E or Cat 6 cable!

If the default network configuration is not compatible with your local area network, you may connect the Galaxy Mini directly to a PC with a statically configured IP address from the 192.168.1.xxx subnet using a Cat 5 Ethernet cable (either straight through or cross over), power up the Galaxy Mini system and follow the instructions for Changing the Galaxy Mini Network Configuration.

3. Accessing the Web-based Configuration Utility

  1. Launch a browser and enter the Galaxy Mini ip address http://192.168.1.200
  2. Login using default factory credentials:
    • Username = admin
    • Password = emetr0tel (please note that the ‘0’ is a numeric zero)

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Note that the complete description for using the Web-based Configuration Utility is described in the UCx Server documentation section labeled "UCx Web-based Configuration Utility." Some of the capabilities described in that document are not available in the Galaxy Mini.  Please refer to the Galaxy Mini documents for a complete description.

3.1. Changing the Default Password

To prevent unauthorized access to the management interface of your Galaxy Mini system you should change the default management password as the very first step in the initial configuration of the system.

When you login for the very first time, the Web-based Configuration Utility automatically directs you to the View User page on Users panel from the System tab and prompts you to change the default password of the admin account. Consequently, on a first login, you may skip steps 1-3 below.

To change the management password of your Galaxy Mini system, perform the following steps:

  1. From the System tab, select Users
  2. From the left side column, select Users
  3. Press the underlined user ID admin in the Login column to display the View User page with details about the admin account
  4. Press the Edit button to open the Edit User page
  5. Enter the administrator's name in the Name field
  6. Enter the old password in the Old Password field
  7. Enter the new password in the Password field and the Retype password field
  8. Press the Save button to save the updated configuration

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IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not change the default management password, you will not be able to access the Web-based Configuration Utility remotely.

3.2. Changing the Network Configuration

To use the Galaxy Mini system on your LAN, you have to set its network configuration to match your network. You should update some or all of the following properties:

  • IP address and subnet mask
  • Host name
  • Default gateway
  • DNS server(s)

To access the network parameters for your UCx software, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the UCx Web-based Configuration Utility
  2. From the System tab, select Network
  3. From the left side column, select Network Parameters

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3.2.1. Network Parameters

To change the host name and default gateway, perform the following steps:

  1. From the Network Parameters panel, press the Edit Network Parameters button
  2. Enter a fully qualified domain name for the Galaxy Mini system (e.g., ucx.mycompany.com - or ucx.localhost if you do not want to use a fully qualified domain name for the system)

    This is the domain name of your Galaxy Mini system, not the domain name of your company. For example, DO NOT enter "www.emetrotel.org".

  3. Enter the default gateway of your local subnet (typically this is the IP address of your router)
  4. Press the Save button to update the network configuration of the Galaxy Mini system.

3.2.2. Interface Parameters

To change the IP address and subnet mask of your Galaxy Mini system to match the customer network, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the UCx Web-based Configuration Utility
  2. From the System tab, select Network
  3. From the left side column, select Network Parameters
  4. There will be one or two devices listed on the page, select the first interface device (eth0) to view its properties.
  5. If the Interface Type is Static. You have to specify the IP address and the Network Mask (subnet mask).

    If you choose to use Interface Type DHCP for your UCx system, you will need to plan your network carefully, please see Network Configuration for details.

  6. If your router can relay DNS requests, specify the IP address of your router also in the Primary DNS field. Otherwise, enter the IP address of your preferred DNS server.
  7. You can set the Secondary DNS field to your preferred secondary DNS server or you can use the public DNS server 8.8.8.8 as the secondary DNS server.

     If your Galaxy Mini system is not connected to the Internet (or to a network with a DNS server), make sure that the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS fields are blank!

  8. Press the Apply Changes button.

You now have to reopen the management GUI using the new IP address.

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If you are using the second interface port, please see Configure Second Network Port.

3.3. Setting Time and Date

The date, time and time zone configured on your Galaxy Mini server is used for several features:

  • The date and time shown on the display of Infinity XStim, Nortel Digital, and Nortel IP phones
  • CDR records and call log entries
  • Log files generated on the server

If the system is connected to the internet and using Network Time Protocol (NTP) to keep the system time accurate, you only have to configure the correct time zone. If not using NTP or not connected to the internet, then make sure the date, time and time zone are set correctly.

To set the date, time and time zone, perform the following steps:

  1. From the System tab, select Preferences
  2. From the left side column, select Date/Time
  3. Use the drop-down list boxes beside the New Date label to set the current date
  4. Use the drop-down list boxes beside the New Time label to set the current time
  5. Use the drop-down list box beside the New Time Zone label to set your time zone
  6. Press the Apply Changes button

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4. Galaxy Mini System Activation

4.1 Preparing for Activation

Prior to activating the system, E-MetroTel recommends enabling the Remote Access functionality to facilitate product support and performing a Software Update to ensure that the system has the latest available functionality.

4.1.1 Remote Access

The Remote Access feature allows the Reseller and E-MetroTel to remotely connect to the Galaxy Mini (and/or other UCX software-based devices).

  1. Navigate to the Support tab, and select Remote Access.
  2. Follow the steps identified in Remote Access 
  3. Ensure that you have a valid User or Partner Remote Access partner account with valid credentials.
  4. Complete the steps required to for Feature Registration and Feature Activation

Successfully completing this step will verify that your Remote Access credentials are valid.

4.1.2 Software Update

 The Software Update will ensure that the system has the latest software updates, including any associated with the Activation process itself to be installed and running on the system.

  1. Ensure that you have configured a valid DNS and Gateway in the Network settings
  2. Navigate to the System tab, select Updates.
  3. If not already in the Software Update tab on the left-hand side menu, expand the left hand menu and select it.
  4. Complete the steps to Feature Registration and Update the Software

Successfully completing this step will ensure that the network configuration is correct and the that there is a valid DNS server configuration as well.

4.1.3 Activating a system for the first time

The reseller must submit the following to E-MetroTel (to [email protected]):

  1. Reseller Name: This is the name of the Reseller that will be used when filling the activation form in the system. Once defined, it will be used for all system activations performed by this Reseller.
  2. Reseller Email Address: This is one or more Email Addresses that will be registered for this Reseller in the activation process. Filling the activation form requires to enter one of the registered email addresses.​​

E-MetroTel will take 24-hours to upload the Reseller information in their systems.

4.2 Activating the System

After the system software has been updated:

  1. Proceed to the System tab in the Web-base Configuration System, and select Licenses. 
  2. From the left side column, select System Activation which will open a screen shown below
  3. Fill in the parameters in each of the starred boxes.
  4. Press Activate

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After the Activate button has been pressed, the information from the form, along with the Serial Number of the unit (shown at the top of the page) is sent to the E-MetroTel Activation Server, where it is validated. Once it is validated, the page will update to something like the image shown below, at which point the unit will be ready for use with 32 stations activated, and the Support Renewal date of this system shown on the bottom of the page.

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5. Adding Extensions

This section provides instructions how to create extensions. The Galaxy Mini does not need licenses for Infinity 5xxx Series XStim IP phones, Nortel digital phones, or analog phones, so once the following programming is completed on at least two extensions, a quick test call is performed to ensure the quick installation is completed successfully.  Both the Infinity 5xxx Series XStim IP phones and Nortel digital phone types use the same configuration procedures for configuring extensions, although the Infinity 5xxx series sets connect to the Galaxy Mini via an IP connection while the Nortel digital phones must connect via a Digital Station interface device. This includes the E-MetroTel Digital Station Module - 16 port (DSM16) and Digital Gateway (DG) devices.  Analog phones can connect to either the built-in RJ-11 jacks of the Galaxy (depending on the hardware configuration) or to analog ports on the Digital Gateway (DG) device if used.

5.1. Connecting an Infinity 5xxx series XStim phone

Infinity 5xxx Series XStim phones connect to the Galaxy Mini and do not require licenses.  They connect via either the customer LAN (using the WAN jack, or Ethernet 0 in the Web-based Configuration Utility) or via a dedicated IP Telephony LAN (using the LAN jack or Ethernet 1).

  1. To configure the extensions for the Infinity 5000 Series XStim phones, follow the procedures outlined in Adding a Nortel Extension
  2. To configure the 5xxx Series XStim phones to locate the Galaxy Mini, follow the procedures outlined in the Configuration portion of the Infinity 5000 XStim series configuration guides, Infinity 5006 XStim or Infinity 5010 Xstim.

5.2. Connecting a Nortel digital phone

Nortel Digital phones connect to the Galaxy Mini and do not require licenses.  They connect via either the 16 port Digital Station Module (DSM16) or a Digital Gateway (DG).

  1. To connect a DSM16 to the Galaxy Mini, follow the procedures outlined in the UCx Digital Station Module (DSM16) documentation, beginning with the DSM16 - System Configuration and then the DSM16 - Gateway Configuration sections.  Also refer to the DSM16 - Wiring Chart.
  2. To connect a DG to the Galaxy Mini, follow the procedures outlined in the UCx Digital Station Module (DSM16) documentation, beginning with the DG - System Configuration and then the DG - Gateway Configuration sections. Also refer to the DG - Wiring Chart.
  3. To configure the extensions for the digital phones, follow the procedures outlined in Adding a Nortel Extension.

5.3. Connecting an analog phone

Analog phones connect to the Galaxy Mini and do not require licenses.  They connect via either one or more of the Galaxy Mini front panel RJ-11 jacks or via the appropriate ports on the Digital Gateway DG).

  1. To connect a DG to the Galaxy Mini, follow the procedures outlined in the UCx Digital Station Module (DSM16) documentation, beginning with the DG - System Configuration and then the DG - Gateway Configuration sections. Also refer to the DG - Wiring Chart.
  2. To configure the extensions for the analog phones, follow the procedures outlined in Adding a DAHDI Extension.

5.4. Making a Test Call

Dial from one extension to another, answer the call and verify that speech path is working in both directions.