FreeSBC:Cloud:VmWare Installation


Minimal Cloud requirements:

  • Vmware ESX 5 or 6
  • 64-bit infrastructure only
  • E1000 NIC emulation or VMXNET3 interfaces
  • One Ethernet adapter for management (mgmt0)
  • One or more Ethernet adapter(s) for SIP and RTP traffic according to the table below (LAN/WAN)
  • If you are deploying FreeSBC with transcoding devices or in a 1+1 configuration, you will two additional Ethernet adapters to be used as control ports (ctrl0/ctrl1).
Sessions CPU RAM Disk Space Data Ethernet ports

Up to 5,000


4 Gb

40 Gb

1 Gbps



8 Gb

60 Gb

4 X 1 Gbps or 1 X 10 Gbps



16 Gb

80 Gb

1 X 10 Gbps

Above 50,000


24+ Gb

100 Gb

Multiple 10 Gbps

** The CPU number is based on Intel R630 with Xeon E5-2643. Double the CPUs number if yours are from a earlier generations.

More details on HW/CPU/NIC requirements can be found here: RequirementsMatrix

For better performance (see optimization section)

  • CPU resource: allocation shares set to 'high'
  • CPU resource: reservation set to maximum and no limit (i.e. 'unlimited')
  • Memory resource: reserve all guest memory (all locked)
  • Disk: shares 'high'
  • Advanced CPU: Hyperthread core sharing to 'None'
  • Latency Sensitivity: 'High'

Getting the Image

Please contact our sales team at to get a copy of the latest TBSC Image.

Installation on VmWare cloud

TBSC VmWare Image

A virtual machine image is a single file that contains a virtual disk that has a bootable operating system installed on it. Images are used to create virtual machine instances within the cloud.

You will need to upload the latest TSBC image into your VmWare before you can launch a virtual machine instance running the TSBC software.

Launching an instance

Using the ESXi Web client

Using the vSphere client application

In both instance launching methods above, when editing network adaptor, please refer to TSBC-SW:Networking for details on network requirements. For FreeSBC Transcoding and associated network setup please also see FreeSBC:Transcoding and Network Setup

Accessing the TSBC-SW

Accessing the TSBC-SW web portal

  • Open a web browser to the management IP of the TSBC, on port 12358. Example if your server address is, the URL would be:

You should get to the TSBC Configuration Wizard
TSBC WebPortal Configuration wizard.jpg

  • If you do not know the IP address, you can find it from the VMware interface:
FreeSBC Initial IP address.png

Web Portal Initial Configuration

Click on the following link to pursue installation from the web portal: TSBC-SW:WebPortal:Initial Configuration


Click on the following link for VmWare optimizations: TSBC-SW:Cloud:VmWare_Optimizations