Alarm System Requirements

This guide outlines the hardware requirements of the Alarm System software. You will first find the basic definitions and the recommended hardware configurations. You will find information about the supported operating systems, and the recommended hardware setup for you system.

Terms and definitions

Connection: A connection is typically defined as a link to the outside world. For example a link to a mobile network or a link to a database server would be a connection. Connections are able to receive and send messages. Hardware requirements depend on the number of connections you wish to setup.

Message throughput: The number of messages that travel through the system. It is measured in Messages per Second (MPS) or for lower capacity systems in terms of Messages per Minute (MPM). The message engine in Ozeki was designed to handle a maximum of 1000 messages per second on a single computer. Higher throughput can be achieved using multiple computers.

CPU: Bursts of high message throughput require higher single core performance. A high number of connections require higher number of thread processing capabilities. When choosing a CPU hierarchy for your system consider how you wish to use Ozeki. For best performance we recommend top of the line Multi core Intel CPU's. AMD CPUs are supported based on their equivalence to the suggested Intel CPUs.

Memory: For increased performance, Ozeki caches message queues in memory. Make sure to put as much RAM into your system as possible, since this will greatly improve your system's performance.

Network: Ozeki can operate on lower network speeds, but a 1Gb LAN network connectivity is recommended. Depending on the number of simultaneous connections and the message throughput the network bandwidth can be a limiting factor.

Supported operating systems

Ozeki 10 supports the following operating systems. All operating systems must be installed in their x64 version. 32-bit versions are not compatible with Ozeki. Full Windows and Linux updates are also mandatory to be applied to ensure compatibility with Ozeki.

Windows 11
Windows 10
Windows 7
Windows Server 2022
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Ubuntu LTS 20.04
Raspbian Stretch

How to install Ozeki Chat Server on Windows

On this page we are providing an effective assistance when it comes to installing the Ozeki Server on Windows. By installing Ozeki Chat Server you can create a personalized chat server to facilitate smooth communication among your friends and devices. Whether you are managing a small group or a large network, Ozeki provides a secure and scalable solution for all your messaging needs.

Installing Ozeki Chat Server on Windows (Video Tutorial)

In this two minutes long video guide, we are going to demonstrate the correct way of installing the Ozeki Chat Server on your Windows device. By watching the tutorial and following each of its steps you will be able to download, install and use the Ozeki Chat Server and enjoy its advantages.

Installing Ozeki Chat Server on Windows (Quick Steps)

  1. Download the latest version of Ozeki Chat Server
  2. Extract downloaded zip file
  3. Install Ozeki Chat Server
  4. Allow the app to make changes to your device
  5. Ozeki Chat Server Setup guide
  6. Accept the license agreement
  7. Installation process
  8. Ozeki Chat Server has been successfully installed
  9. Open Chat server by clicking on its icon
  10. Turn on Internet acces
  11. Enter your myozeki.com username and password.
  12. Pick out a workspace name
  13. Click on 'Create workspace'
  14. Workspace is created
  15. Open this Chat Server workspace in your browser
  16. Ozeki Chat server login page

Installing Ozeki Chat Server on Windows (Step-by-step guide)

The very first step you need to take is visit the website where you can download the Ozeki Chat Server from. The latest version of the Ozeki Chat Server will always appear at the top of the page. You can download the most recently updated version by clicking on its link (Figure 1).

Download Ozeki Chat server
Figure 1 - Download Ozeki Chat server

You have to open the file from your downloads. Once you have opened it the next step is extracting the downloaded zip file. Do this by clicking on the zip file with a right mouse click and selecting the 'Extract' option (Figure 2). After this, you will have the chance to select the destination where you would like to extract the file.

Extract downloaded zip file
Figure 2 - Extract downloaded zip file

The next step is installing the Ozeki Chat Server. After the successful extraction, the file will be unzipped. Click on it twice to start the installation (Figure 3). A window will pop up on your screen asking you if you want to allow the app to make changes to your device. You need to allow it so that you can move along.

Install Ozeki Chat server
Figure 3 - Install Ozeki Chat server

You will be welcomed by the Ozeki Chat Server Setup guide. That guide will walk you through the installation of the Ozeki Chat Server (Figure 4). Read everything carefully and once you are done with each page click on 'Next' to continue the process.

Ozeki Chat server installer Welcome page
Figure 4 - Ozeki Chat server installer Welcome page

To be able to move along you need to accept the license agreement. Preview the license terms very attentively before installing Ozeki Chat. Click on the 'I Agree' sign to move on (Figure 5).

Accept license agreement
Figure 5 - Accept license agreement

The next step is the installation process (Figure 6). Installing Ozeki Chat Server might take a while, but be patient.

Installation process
Figure 6 - Installation process

After the installation is ready, you will see a window indicating that the Ozeki Chat Server has been successfully installed on your computer. Navigate to 'Finish' to close the setup (Figure 7).

Installaton finished
Figure 7 - Installaton finished

Now that the Ozeki Chat Server is intalled on your computer you have to open it. Once you are inside of the software, navigate to the 'Chat Server' icon as shown in the picture and click on the icon so you open it (Figure 8).

Open Chat server
Figure 8 - Open Chat server

After opening the Chat Server, you will automatically be redirected to a home page. There, you will be have the opportunity to turn on Internet access (Figure 9). You can either configure your firewall on your computer or use the Ozeki Chat Proxy service.

Turn on internet access
Figure 9 - Turn on internet access

The next vital step is creating a workspace. You will be required to enter your myozeki.com username and your myozeki.com password. Fill out the windows, carefully so that you do not misspell anything. Picking out your workspace name is the next thing you need to do. The workspace name will be used to find your chatserver on the Internet. After you entered the desired workspace name click on the 'Create workspace' sign (Figure 10).

Create workspace
Figure 10 - Create workspace

If you did everthing correctly and according to this guide you will see a sign saying that your 'Workspace was created successfully' (Figure 11).

Workspace created
Figure 11 - Workspace created

Now that your workspace is created you need to open this Chat Server workspace in your browser (Figure 12). Pay attention while typing it in, so you do not make a spelling mistake.

Open Chat server workspace in browser
Figure 12 - Open Chat server workspace in browser

If everthing worked out properly you are now seeing the Ozeki Chat server login page (Figure 13). You can log in by entering your correct username and password. You also have the opportunity to choose the option 'Remember me' for easier login the next time.

Ozeki Chat server login page
Figure 13 - Ozeki Chat server login page

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Ozeki Chat Server?

Ozeki Chat Server is a tool that allows you to create your own chat server, enabling secure communication among friends and devices. It serves as a central hub for messaging, suitable for both small groups and large networks. You can run it on a single computer behind a firewall or scale it up to handle millions of clients, offering flexibility for various communication needs.

Is there a cost associated with using Ozeki Chat Server?

No, there is no cost associated with using Ozeki Chat Server. There are different editions available, including the 'Community Edition', which is free forever. This version allows you to manage communication within your organization using a Windows PC. Additionally, there are paid editions such as the 'Starter Edition' and 'Unlimited Edition', offering various features and capabilities at different price points.

What operating systems are compatible with Ozeki Chat Server?

You can download Ozeki Chat Server for Windows to establish your own on-premise chat system. The server is compatible with Windows 10, 11, as well as Windows Server 2016, 2019, and 2022. Once installed and configured, you can instantly access and utilize it from web browsers, Desktop Apps.

Does Ozeki Chat offer mobile compatibility?

Yes, you can use Ozeki Chat on your phone, whether it is an Android or an Iphone device. This allows you to stay connected and communicate while on the go without carrying your computer with you.

Summary

Ozeki Chat Server lets you create your own chat space for secure communication with friends and devices. It is easy to use, works for small or large groups, and can be customized to fit your needs. Plus, it is safe with message encryption and adaptable to different setups, whether for your company or personal use.

Hardware variants

Ozeki supports and was tested on both bare metal systems and virtual machines. All systems (hardware CPUs and virtual CPUs) must offer the 64bit instruction set.

Supported virtual machine platforms:
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.X and above
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 and above
Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 and above
Citrix XenServer 8.0 and above
KVM 2.6 and up.

Ozeki system size

Small

Ozeki 10

Linux Debian-based

Windows-based

CPU Family

Intel i3 (Gen.8) or equivalent

vCPUs

1

2

Memory

1

2

Storage

30 GB SSD based storage

Medium

Ozeki 10

Linux Debian-based

Windows-based

CPU Family

Intel i5 (Gen.8) or equivalent

vCPUs

4

6

Memory

4

6

Storage

100 GB SSD based storage

Large

Ozeki 10

Linux Debian-based

Windows-based

CPU Family

Intel i7 (Gen.8) or equivalent

vCPUs

6

8

Memory

8

10

Storage

300 GB SSD based storage

Enterprise

Ozeki 10

Linux Debian-based

Windows-based

CPU Family

Intel Xeon E5 v4 or equivalent

vCPUs

8

10

Memory

16

18

Storage

500 GB SSD based storage

Enterprise +

Ozeki 10

Linux Debian-based

Windows-based

CPU Family

Intel Xeon E7 v4 or equivalent

vCPUs

8+

10+

Memory

32+

34+

Storage

500+ GB SSD based storage

ARM-Based

Raspberry Pi 3B+ (Debian9)

Ozeki 10

Extensions

up to 16

SIM Calls (SC)

up to 8

SD Card

minimum 32GB Class 10 Micro SD

Required

Heat sink housing and Raspberry Pi-compatible 2.5 Amp Micro USB power supply.

Cloud Provider

Cloud Provider

Google (GCP)

Microsoft (Azure)

Amazon EC2

Amazon Lightsail

Small (up to 10 ext)

G1 Small

B1ms

a1.medium

t2.small

Medium (up to 50 ext)

n1-standard-4

D4 v3

m5ad.xlarge

t2.xlarge

Large (up to 250 ext)

n1-highmem-4

D12 v2

r5ad.xlarge

t2.2xlarge