Zimbra Collaboration Suite – Installation

  1. Using Fedora Core 5, install the operating system with its default configuration i.e., default partition layout.

 

  • Assign a live IP to the system along with the local IP.

 
 

  • Hostname should be fully qualified i.e., mail.example.com.

 
 

  • Make sure your FQDN is before your hostname in /etc/hosts e.g,

 
 
203.99.34.47 example.com mail

  1. Configure the DNS with A and MX records of the mail server.

 

  • Make sure the following ports are open:

 
 
25

SMTP
  1. Linux firewall and SELinux should be disabled.

 
Installing Zimbra:

  1. Untar Zimbra to a new directory.

 

  • Make sure sendmail, postfix and mysql services are not running during installation process.

 
 

  • Pre-requisite packages for Zimra:

 
 
#NPTL
#sudo
#libidn
#cURL
#fetchmail
#GMP or compat-libstddcc++

  1. Run ./install.sh from the new directory to start the installation.

 

  • Select packages to install (Default should go fine)

 
 

  • Create the admin password from the menu list (that’s mandatory).

 
 

  • To start or stop Zimbra:

 
 
su -zimbra
zmcontrol start
zmcontrol stop
zmcontrol status

  1. To access via web:

 
http://mail.example.com
Admin console
https://mail.example.com:7071

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