Installing Zimbra community 8.7 on Ubuntu 16.04

Zimbra email collaboration is the leading open source enterprise email solution and the most preferred alternative to Microsoft Exchange. It is now available in hosted, cloud and on-premise versions. Zimbra provides an excellent browser-based interface that allows users to integrate with mail clients easily. Silent Infotech provides consultation, implementation and migration services with support for your Zimbra email/collaboration solution.

Download zimbra based on your platform, from latest release Zimbra Open Source. Here we will choose Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit release and download it with wget. Get the download address location and download form machine where you want to install zimbra.

Download zimbra

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Extract downloaded zimbra

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Prerequisite to install zimbra

Step 1 : In case the system configured by using DHCP, you need set an static IP for Zimbra Collaboration.

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If you have dhcp line

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Then change it to static Ethernet configuration

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Note, address : Zimbra machine ip,

gateway : router IP address in your Environment.

DNS Server, type your own Zimbra server if you will use an internal DNS server on Zimbra Server, or other IP in case you have a valid DNS Server already exist.

Step 2 : Set hostname

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Step 3 : Reboot machine

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Install zimbra

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Step 1 : Read and accept license agreement:

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Step 2 : Now it will check if some zimbra packages already exist

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Step 3 : Select the services to be installed on this server.

To install Zimbra Collaboration on a single server, enter Y for the ldap, logger, mta, snmp, store, and spell packages.The installer verifies that there is enough room to install Zimbra Collaboration. If there is not, the installation stops.

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Step 4 : Update MX records

If it throws exception about a missing MX record as given below, which says your domain DNS records are not matching with zimbra server’s expectation, based on the hostname which is configured earlier. Find your /etc/hostname file and check DNS records to resolve the problem.

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Step 5 : Set admin password

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Step 6 : Check installation

To check admin control panel: http://mail.silent.com:7071

To check user login: http://mail.silent.com

By |2019-12-13T11:22:26+00:00June 7th, 2017|Open Source Technology, Uncategorized, Zimbra|Comments Off on Installing Zimbra community 8.7 on Ubuntu 16.04

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