Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Zimbra Collaboration Suite can be an Exchange Server replacement on a Windows Network. It is easy to manage and install, plus can be customized and is expandable. To install it on Opensuse you will first have to remove some software and make sure others are installed. Let's begin.

1. First, you will need at least 512 megs of RAM installed, and this is only if you are just testing it out. Also, make sure that you give yourself a static IP address and you have authenticated to AD.

2.Next, make sure the following packages are installed including associated dependencies.
fetchmail, cURL, libidn, GMP, compat-libstdc++

3. Remove any packages you do not need to run on your server, this makes your server simpler, faster and less likely to conflict with Zimbra. Unless your a Linux Expert, remove Apache,MySQL,OpenLDAP,Amavis,Spamassassin, but make sure Postfix is installed. "This is a must, if you do not remove them don't expect zimbra to startup."

4. Make sure your DNS server is setup correctly with the hostname having A and MX records. Log into your Active Directory and add an A and MX record to DNS. Check nslookup to make sure the mx record is showing up correctly.


5. Download Zimbra package for Suse 10. You can downloaded here: [http://www.zimbra.com/community/downloads.html]

6. extract the zimbra package. Become root, then tar -xvf zimbra.xxx.tgz -C /opt

7. Turn off any conflicting services you may be running.
i.e. for Postfix use the following commands:
service postfix stop
chkconfig postfix off

8. Change directory to /opt/zcs directory, and run the install file still as root ./install.sh


9. At this point the Main menu displays the default entries for the Zimbra
component you are installing. Enter 6 to select Main menu 6, zimbra-store.

10. Select the following from the store configuration menu: 4 and type the admin password. The password must be six or more characters. Press Enter.

11. Type r to return to the Main menu. If no other defaults need to be changed, type a to apply the configuration
changes. Press Enter.

12. When Save Configuration data to file appears, press Enter

13. The next request is where to save the files. To accept the default, press
Enter. To save the files to another directory, enter the directory and then
press Enter.

14. When The system will be modified - continue? appears, type y and press
Enter. The server is modified. Installing all the components and configuring the
server can take a few minutes.

15. When Configuration complete - press return to exit displays, press Enter.
The installation is complete and the servers are started.

16. Verify Zimbra Server operation. Type su - zimbra. Then type zmcontrol status. If not all services started, then type zmcontrol start.

17. Once the Email Server has started, then login to the Administrative Console at https://mailhost.example.com:7071/zimbraAdmin. Then enter your username and Admin password that you created during install.

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