Node Settings

Some of the basic fundamentals of the PBX, such as the IP address, gateway as well as the LAN settings, other Nodes, email configuration and DHCP server settings are administered via 'Node Settings'.

To access the Node settings, browse to 'Administration' → 'Node Settings' as demonstrated here:

The Master node is the server who's GUI you logged into.  From this server we can administer the node settings of the local system, as well as slave and backup nodes.

If you have more than one node present it will look similar to this:

A typical stand alone system will appear like this:

If you click on the pencil icon to edit the settings you will be presented with a window identical to this:

IP Settings

Setting Description
Hostname The Fully Qualified Domain Name of the System, be sure to setup a DNS name with at least a contextual value dot a contextual value.  For example pbx.local or
Behind NAT If the PBX is behind a NAT router, set to 'yes'.  If the PBX si directly accessible form the internet set to 'no'.
Self Discovery Self Discovery helps identify the local LAN and external WAN settings on the PBX. If you manually change any of the values it has 'discovered', be sure to set to 'disabled'.
VLAN ID If your VoIP environment is established on a VLAN, be sure to set the VLAN ID for the PBX in this field.
Local IP The Local IP Address of the PBX.
Gateway The gateway for the Local IP address of the PBX.
Network Mask The network mask associated with the Local IP Address of the PBX.
Primary DNS The PBX's primary DNS server.
Secondary DNS The PBX's secondary DNS server.
External IP The external IP of the PBX; if your PBX is on a public IP likely the same as your local IP address.
Local Network The Local LAN's the PBX is set to acknowledge traffic from.  If you have more than one LAN you will need to define the segments with a tilde (~).  For example, if you have a 192.168.3.X and a 172.16.5.X range you would set this field as:
Communication IP Which IP address you would like other nodes to use when communicating with this node.
VPN Mode A multi-node system can automatically create a VPN connection between all of the nodes. Enabling this feature will both encrypt communication and create a more secure system.  Port 7811 will need to be open to the PBX for this feature to function.
Use Hostname When auto configuring is enabled, this feature will force the remote phones use the PBX's hostname rather than IP address.

DHCP Server

Setting Description
DHCP Server If enabled the DHCP Server will hand out addresses to local devices requesting a DHCP address.  This feature needs to be enabled for auto discovery of phones.
If you have any other DHCP servers on your LAN they will need to be disabled before you enable Evolution's DHCP server.
Starting IP If the DHCP Server is enabled this is the first IP address that will be assigned to devices.
Ending IP If the DHCP Server is enabled this is the last IP that will be assigned to devices. 
Domain The domain name that will be assigned to network devices when DHCP Server is enabled and actively leasing IP addresses.
Discovery Mode Defines the level of auto discovery and auto configuration you would like your phone system to provide.   If you would like to be able to plug your phones into the network and have the PBX automatically configure them, choose 'Auto'. To be notified when a new device has connected and leased an address from the DHCP server, choose 'Disc'.

General Settings

Setting Description
Node Number The number of the Node; this is the number of the Node currently being administered.
Node Name The name of the Node.
Node Type The type of Node this is.
Extension Range The range of extensions on this Node.
Security Level This setting controls who can retrieve config files from the built in provisioning server.  
  • Normal - Allows devices on your local network or the IP address that has been defined under the external IP
  • Tight - Allow only local network devices
  • Insecure - Allow any device
Time Zone The time zone the Evolution server resides in
Operator Defines where calls requesting an operator (0) will be routed. A CRT (Custom Routing Table) can be utilized for a custom destination, alternatively, the operator can be an extension on the PBX.
Hold Music ID Choose the default music on hold ID.
* Codes When enabled this allows native star codes to function.
  • *1 to record calls 
  • *2 to transfer and 
  • *3 as a blind transfer
Warning: when enabled this can interfere with other systems that require star codes as input.
iView Server Defines whether or not the iView server is a Standalone or Slave server

Email Settings

Setting Description
Email Type How emails will be delivered.  'Direct' configures the PBX to try and send emails directly to the recipient.  To relay messages through a SMTP server choose 'SMTP' and populate the server, username and password fields with the approriate values.
SMTP Server The hostname or IP of the SMTP server you are setting up Evolution to relay through.
SMTP Username If your SMTP server requires a login, enter the username here.
SMTP Password If your SMTP server requires a login, enter the password here.
Fax Email/Exten. Specify an Extension or email address to send faxes when they are detected by Evolution.

Enterprise Monitoring

Setting Description
Notify Email The email address for enterprise monitoring emails to be sent to.
Extensions The extensions to be monitored by enterprise monitoring.
Notify Settings The settings to be monitored by enterprise monitoring.
Check Interval The interval that enterprise monitoring will conduct its query to establish the enterprise monitoring reports.

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