New FreePBX High Availability (HA) Options Announced at ITEXPO and Asterisk World

Preston McNair

Preston McNair

Today we have exciting news to share about our FreePBX High Availability Platform, we are adding two new FreePBX HA Appliances to our line of appliances. FreePBX Appliances are certified hardware solutions specifically designed to support and run FreePBX.  

Our new FreePBX HA Appliances provide out-of-the-box support for FreePBX High Availability (HA) solutions. If your voice communications are mission critical, and data, revenue, productivity and reputation are at stake you need a FreePBX HA Appliance!

We looked at what FreePBX HA could do and then we built a system around that. Our new SMB High Availability Appliance was built from the ground up with FreePBX HA in mind. Before we ship them we get them setup with the latest stable version of FreePBX and pre-configured with an HA configuration, allowing our customers to add phones, SIP trunks or PSTN lines as well as have an out-of-the-box HA PBX system.” says Tony Lewis, CEO of Schmooze Com, Inc.


Each HA Appliance is shipped with the latest FreePBX Distro already installed. These appliances are pre-configured and licensed with FreePBX HA and two hours of tech support for additional assistance once delivered.

The SMB HA Appliance is a rack mountable 2U unit that houses two completely independent systems with separate drives, motherboards, power supplies, and PCI-e ports for PSTN connectivity (requires additional hardware).

The Xtreme HA Appliance bundle is built using two of our popular FreePBX Xtreme Appliances. Each appliance is a 4U rack mountable PBX.

FreePBX HA was recently released to provide an easy to implement and commercially supported platform utilizing DRBD, Cluster Manager and Pacemaker technologies. This enables automatic mirroring and failover between two FreePBX phone systems.

In the event of a software, hardware or power failure on the primary PBX, phones, SIP trunks and PSTN connections (requires additional hardware, see information on the Digium R-Series appliances below) are redirected to the secondary PBX. Then when the primary PBX is repaired or recovers, you can switch back to the primary FreePBX node in just seconds.


FreePBX High Availability is setup to handle using the Digium R-Series for Analog or PRI switching.
Discover More about the Digium R-Series

Schmooze will be providing demos of the new SMB HA Appliances this week at ITEXPO and Asterisk World. For more information on FreePBX HA, click here. FreePBX Appliances can be purchased directly within the Schmooze Portal

On Behalf of the FreePBX/Schmooze Team,


Preston McNair, VP of Sales and Marketing, FreePBX/Schmooze Com, Inc.


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