Installation Guide for Centos 7

This is a reference guide for installing all of the necessary components for Kazoo. Once you have completed this guide, you should have an all-in-one installation of Kazoo complete and ready to configure for use.

The CentOS packages for the various dependencies are installed along with a wrapper that sets up the various configs and scripts that Kazoo needs. So when you install `kazoo-kamailio` you get the vanilla Kamailio packages along with the `kazoo-kamailio` overlay. Be aware that you'll need to use `kazoo-kamailio` when interacting with systemd.

Setup the server

This guide builds a server using the CentOS 7 Minimal ISO. Once you have that installed on a server (or virtual machine), it is time to setup the host. Some of the commands below are optional (and noted as such) - check whether you need to run them first.

Please remember to replace '' with your server's actual IP address (not localhost either).

# Install updates
yum update

# Install required packages
yum install -y yum-utils psmisc

# Hostname setup
hostnamectl set-hostname

echo " aio" >> /etc/hosts
echo " aio" >> /etc/hosts

# System time to UTC
ln -fs /usr/share/zoneinfo/UTC /etc/localtime

# Setup networking to auto-start (if necessary)
sed -i 's/ONBOOT=no/ONBOOT=yes/' /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
systemctl restart network

# Add 2600Hz RPM server
# You can find the latest 4.0 RPM here:
export RPMFILE=2600hz-release-4.0-2.el7.centos.noarch.rpm
RPMPATH=centos/7/stable/2600hz-release/4.0/; \
yum install $RPMFILE

# Clear yum cache
yum clean all

# Setup NTPd
yum install -y ntp
systemctl stop ntpd

# Feel free to use other NTP servers
echo "server" > /etc/ntp.conf
systemctl start ntpd

Setting up RabbitMQ

# Install the Kazoo-wrapped RabbitMQ
yum install -y kazoo-rabbitmq

# Enable and start
systemctl enable kazoo-rabbitmq
systemctl start kazoo-rabbitmq

# Check that RabbitMQ is listening
ss -lpn | grep "5672"

# For testing purposes, it can be useful to disable iptables (optional)
systemctl stop iptables

# Check the RabbitMQ UI (optional)
# First open an SSH tunnel to localhost:15672,
# then vist http://localhost:15672 in your prefered browser
ssh> -L 15672:localhost:15672
Forwarding port.

# Check out the API (optional, build monitoring tools around this)
curl -i -u guest:guest \

# Check the status of the broker
kazoo-rabbitmq status

Setting up Kamailio

# Install Kazoo-wrapped Kamailio
yum install -y kazoo-kamailio

# Update the hostname in the config
sed -i 's/kamailio\.2600hz\.com/' /etc/kazoo/kamailio/local.cfg

# Update the IP addresses
sed -i 's/127\.0\.0\.1/' /etc/kazoo/kamailio/local.cfg

# Start Kamailio
systemctl enable kazoo-kamailio
systemctl restart kazoo-kamailio

# Check that Kamailio is listening (optional)
ss -ln | egrep "5060|7000"

# check the dispatcher status
kazoo-kamailio status

Setting up FreeSWITCH

# Install Kazoo-wrapped FreeSWITCH
yum install -y kazoo-freeswitch

# Enable and start FreeSWITCH
systemctl enable kazoo-freeswitch
systemctl start kazoo-freeswitch

# Check FreeSWITCH status
kazoo-freeswitch status

# Get the sipify script for FreeSWITCH log parsing (optional)
curl -o /usr/bin/ \
chmod 755 /usr/bin/

Do note that mod_sofia isn't loaded on boot. FreeSWITCH is shipped with no dialplan as Kazoo itself controls all of the routing decisions, thus FreeSWITCH isn't of much use until Kazoo is connected.

Setting up BigCouch

At this time, BigCouch is still "recommended" solely because we don't have the history in production of running CouchDB. Kazoo works just fine with CouchDB 1.6 and 2.0 so feel free to install and configure those packages instead.

# Install Kazoo-wrapped BigCouch
yum install -y kazoo-bigcouch

# Enable and start BigCouch
systemctl enable kazoo-bigcouch
systemctl start kazoo-bigcouch

# Check that BigCouch is listening (optional)
ss -ln | egrep "5984|5986"

# Check the BigCouch UI (optional)
# First open an SSH tunnel to localhost:5984,
# then vist http://localhost:5984/_utils in your prefered browser
ssh> -L 5984:localhost:5984
Forwarding port.

# Check the status of bigcouch
kazoo-bigcouch status

Setting up HAProxy

# Install the Kazoo-wrapped HAProxy
yum -y install kazoo-haproxy

# Edit /etc/kazoo/haproxy/haproxy.cfg to setup the backend server to point to BigCouch

# Enable and start HAProxy
systemctl enable kazoo-haproxy
systemctl start kazoo-haproxy

# Check the status of haproxy
kazoo-haproxy status

Setting up Kazoo Applications

# Install all the Kazoo applications
yum install -y kazoo-applications

# Start Kazoo Applications
systemctl enable kazoo-applications
systemctl start kazoo-applications

# Check all the databases created (may take some time while things initialize)
curl localhost:15984/_all_dbs

# You should have > 20 DBs
curl localhost:15984/_all_dbs | python -mjson.tool | wc -l

# Import System Media prompts (takes a while)
sup kazoo_media_maintenance import_prompts /opt/kazoo/sounds/en/us/

# If you need to import other languages (optional)
# sup kazoo_media_maintenance import_prompts /opt/kazoo/sounds/fr/ca fr-ca

# Create the admin account, remember to replace the branced fields
# Example: To create an account with the username root, replace {ADMIN_USER} with root
sup crossbar_maintenance create_account \

# Use SUP to communicate with the running VM
sup -h

# Check the status of the Kazoo cluster
kazoo-applications status

Setting up ecallmgr

# Install Kazoo eCallMgr, it should install with kazoo-applications above but to be sure
yum install -y kazoo-application-ecallmgr

# Start Kazoo eCallMgr
systemctl enable kazoo-ecallmgr
systemctl start kazoo-ecallmgr

# Add FreeSWITCH to ecallmgr
sup -n ecallmgr ecallmgr_maintenance add_fs_node

# Add Kamailio to the SBC ACLs
sup -n ecallmgr ecallmgr_maintenance allow_sbc kamailio1

# List SBC ACLs
sup -n ecallmgr ecallmgr_maintenance sbc_acls

# Check the status of the VM
kazoo-ecallmgr status

# Check FreeSWITCH for ecallmgr connection info
kazoo-freeswitch status

# Check that Kamailio sees FreeSWITCH
kazoo-kamailio status

Setting up MonsterUI

# Install Monster UI, UI Apps, and Apache
yum -y install monster-ui* httpd

# Update Monster's config for Crossbar's URL
sed -i 's/localhost/' /var/www/html/monster-ui/js/config.js

# Initialize Monster Apps
sup crossbar_maintenance init_apps \
/var/www/html/monster-ui/apps \

# Start Apache to serve Monster
systemctl enable httpd
systemctl start httpd

# Create the virtual host
echo "<VirtualHost *:80>
  DocumentRoot \"/var/www/html/monster-ui\"
" > /etc/httpd/conf.d/

# Reload Apache
systemctl reload httpd

# Check that Crossbar is accessible

# You can now load MonsterUI in your browser at

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