We have a server onto which we plan to install CentOS 6.2. The server will host Asterisk for our office, but is not a webserver.
If we install the minimal installation for CentOS - that is, no GUI for the OS, then that means that Asterisk will also not be able to be interfaced with a GUI such as FreePBX or Elastix.
I found this thread useful in the consideration: Should I use an Asterisk GUI? My thinking is to provide the GUI for folks who may have to succeed me and who do not know Asterisk so well as to manually maintain the configuration files.
Now, I understand that it is better for a server to run without a GUI. But if it is only meant to host Asterisk, then is it still a bad idea to install the GUI?