Zimbra Collaboration Suite – Installation

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    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,


  example.com mail

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


      • Make sure the following ports are open:




        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:



          #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:


              Admin console

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