Installing the System

Please refer to the section Troubleshooting if ever you have errors during the installation.

There are two official ways to install XiVO:

  • using the official ISO image
  • using a minimal Debian installation and the XiVO installation script

XiVO can be installed on both virtual (QEMU/KVM, VirtualBox, ...) and physical machines. That said, since Asterisk is sensitive to timing issues, you might get better results by installing XiVO on real hardware.

Installing from the ISO image

  • Download the ISO image. (latest version) (all versions)
  • Boot from the ISO image, select Install and follow the instructions. You must select a locale with charset UTF-8.
  • At the end of the installation, you can continue by running the configuration wizard.

Installing from a minimal Debian installation

XiVO can be installed directly over a 32-bit or a 64-bit Debian jessie. When doing so, you are strongly advised to start with a clean and minimal installation of Debian jessie.

The latest installation image for Debian jessie can be found at


The installed Debian must:

  • use the architecture i386 or amd64
  • have a default locale with charset UTF-8

In case you want to migrate a XiVO from i386 to amd64, see Migrate XiVO from i386 (32 bits) to amd64 (64 bits).


Once you have your Debian jessie properly installed, download the XiVO installation script and make it executable:

chmod +x

And run it:


At the end of the installation, you can continue by running the configuration wizard.

Alternatives versions

The installation script can also be used to install an archive version of XiVO (14.18 or later only). For example, if you want to install XiVO 16.03:

./ -a 16.03

When installing an archive version, note that:

  • versions 14.18 to 15.19 of XiVO can only be installed on a Debian 7 (wheezy) system
  • the 64-bit versions of XiVO are only available starting from 15.16

You may also install development versions of XiVO with this script. These versions may be unstable and should not be used on a production server. Please refer to the usage of the script:

./ -h