Galaxy Expand - Standalone UCx Server Configuration

Standalone UCx Server Configuration

Galaxy Expand Hardware Requirements

Required cards

When deployed as a standalone UCx server, the configuration requires a Galaxy Expand Server Card. The choice of which Server card is based upon the number of extensions required or the number of simultaneous calls required for the call server.  The capacities of the various server cards is described in Galaxy Expand - Platform Hardware. For details how to configure the UCx software running on eithe r of the Server Cards, refer to the UCx Server documentation beginning in Section 3.

Optional Cards

Any of the available Telephony interface cards as described in Galaxy Expand - Platform Hardware can be configured in any of the ten remaining slots. Additional server cards can also be installed, but the multi-server card configurations are described in other application descriptions. Note that for an all IP based configuration with only IP telephones and SIP trunks, no telephony cards are required. 
For details on how to configure the optional Telephony Interface Cards, refer to the following:

  1. DSM16 Card Configuration (Ethernet Enabled)
  2. PRI Card Configuration (Ethernet Enabled)
  3. FXS16 Card Configuration (Ethernet Enabled)
  4. FXS8 Card Configuration (DAHDI Enabled)
  5. FXO8 Card Configuration (DAHDI Enabled)

2930 Server Card Network Connection and Configuration

Slot assignment for Required Cards

When deploying the Galaxy Expand as a standalone UCx server, the Galaxy Expand 2930 Server Card can be installed in either slot 2a, 7a, or 11a as noted in Galaxy Expand - Platform Hardware. When the single slot 2930 Call Server card is used the corresponding "b" slot for that location should be covered with a blank card slot cover.

Recommended IP Addressing

When using a Galaxy Expand 2930 Server Card, there is only a single "customer facing" ethernet interface.  As with all UCx software, the default value for the IP address of the ETH interface on the server card is 192.168.1.200.  This interface is identified as Ethernet 0 in the UCx software and should be connected to the customer LAN. All configuration of the 2930 Server Card parameters should be done in accordance with the UCx Network Parameters documentation.  The Galaxy Expand chassis backplane ethernet network will be identified in the UCx software as Ethernet 2. The instructions for configuring additional network interfaces in the UCx software are provided in ​Configure Second Network Port. The E-MetroTel recommended addressing for this interface is 192.168.100.200 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, which is the default setting for this interface.  The DHCP Server in the UCx software enabled by default and is configured to provide IP addresses for this subnet. This will allow any Ethernet based cards in the system to acquire an IP address and communicate to the server card in their own subnet. If the address range conflicts with your network addressing, following the instructions in the UCx DHCP Server documentation. 

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i5 Server Card Network Connection and Configuration

Slot assignment for i5 Server Card

When deploying the Galaxy Expand as a standalone UCx server, you will be required to install one the selected Galaxy Expand Server Cards in either slot 2a, 7a, or 11a as noted in Galaxy Expand - Platform Hardware. As the i5 Server card is a double-width design, the faceplate will cover both the a" and the corresponding "b" slot for that location.

Recommended IP Addressing

When using a Galaxy Expand i5 Server Card, there are two "customer facing" ethernet interfaces.  As with all UCx software, the default value for the IP address of the ETH interface on the server card is 192.168.1.200.  This interface is identified as Ethernet 0 in the UCx software and should be connected to the customer LAN. All configuration of the i5 Server Card parameters should be done in accordance with the UCx Network Parameters documentation.  The second Ethernet interface Ethernet 1 can be used to connect the UCx system to the customer's SIP Trunk Service Provider as shown in the examples in the SIP Trunks documentation, and configured following the documentation described in Configure Second Network Port The Galaxy Expand chassis backplane ethernet network will be identified in the UCx software as Ethernet 2. The instructions for configuring additional network interfaces in the UCx software are provided in ​Configure Second Network Port.  The Galaxy Expand chassis backplane ethernet network will be identified in the UCx software as Ethernet 2. The E-MetroTel recommended addressing for this interface is 192.168.100.200 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, which is the default setting for this interface.  The DHCP Server in the UCx software enabled by default and is configured to provide IP addresses for this subnet. This will allow any Ethernet based cards in the system to acquire an IP address and communicate to the server card in their own subnet. If the address range conflicts with your network addressing, following the instructions in the UCx DHCP Server documentation.

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