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HOWTO: Installing a failover system with the standard FOIP connector



ID: ZTN1794

This Zetafax technical note applies to:

  • Zetafax 2010


There are some additional steps required to set up a failover system with a standard FOIP device on top of the standard Zetafax failover installation instructions. This technote will describe the additional steps.

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Before configuring the primary server, Copy the  Foipman  folder located at  C:\Program Files\Zetafax Server\Server  on your local PC, to the Zetafax_shared_files\Server folder on the shared file system. This will allow the configuration of the local FOIP device settings.

There may also be a prompt to configure the local firewall to allow the FOIPMAN.EXE process.

When configuring the backup server, the following steps should be taken when adding the FOIP device:

  1. Add the device as usual but do not configure the IP settings.
  2. Browse to the Zetafax_shared_files\System\Z-DB folder and open the SETUP.INI file for editing.
  3. Browse to the [FOIPMAN] section in the file and add the following lines:
    • LocalIPAddressAlt: < Local machine name> < IP address >
    • LocalSIPPortAlt: < Local machine name> < SIP port >

(Where < local machine name> is the machine name of the backup server, < IP address> is the IP of the backup server, and < SIP Port> is the SIP port assigned to the backup server, typically this is 5060)


Zetafax User guide – Installing a failover system

Last updated: 31st May 2010 (NT/MW)

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