Zimbra it’s a open source suite that offers productivity tools very interesting and powerful, combined into a very complete and easy to use product. It is based on several open source projects such as MySQL, Postfix, OpenLDAP, Lucene, nginx and others, and consists of several own apps, among which we can mention an Ajax-based email client, an antivirus and antispam tool, and a collaborative dashboard. laboratory that also offers us the possibility of working transparently from any device (being able for example to start doing it on a tablet and move to a laptop, etc.).
Due precisely to the fact of being from open source, And in addition to its flexibility and relatively simple installation and maintenance, is widely used in all types of environments, from educational (schools, universities, academies) to business, and of course we can also implement it in all kinds of projects so we’ll see how to install Zimbra Collaboration Server on Ubuntu Server.
For this we simply need a computer that has installed the server variant of the Canonical distro (14.10 or 15.04), 25 GB of disk space and at least 4 GB of RAM, and for the rest of the tutorial we will assume that the IP address of our server is 192.168.1.100 and the domain is «server.local». So we started by installing some essential packages for our goal:
# Apt-get install libgmp10 libperl5.18 unzip pax sysstat SQLite3 dnsmasq wget
We now configure dnsmasq to make our nameserver mail.server.local:
# Nano / etc / hostname
We add the text:
We do the same with the / etc / hosts file:
# Nano / etc / hosts
We add the following:
192.168.1.100 mail.servidor.local mail
Then it’s time to edit the dnsmasq configuration file:
# Nano /etc/dnsmasq.com
We leave the following fields as shown here:
server = 192.168.1.100
domain = server.local
mx-host = server.local, mail.server.local, 5
mx-host = mail.servidor.local, mail.servidor.local, 5
listen-address = 127.0.0.1
Save and restart the computer:
What follows is to download Zimbra Collaboration Server, for this we use the wget tool, and then extract it to a local directory and run the installer:
tar -xvf ZCS-8.6.0_GA_1153.UBUNTU14_64.20141215151116.tgz
cd ZCS *
It checks the basic requirements, both hardware and software (libraries and others) and then asks us if we agree with the license, which we must agree to continue. Below, we are shown the installation packages for the suite and we have agreed in all cases (entering ‘I’) except for Zimbra-dnscache since we have already availed ourselves of dnsmqasq. We let everything install and then, when we are presented with the main configuration menu.
hem set up Zimbra-store, To do this we enter the number to the right (6) and then option 4 which allows us to set the password. Once we have entered it press the ‘a’ to save the changes, and from now on when we want to check the status of our installation we can enter the command ‘zmcontrol status’, which will indicate the services of Zimbra they are running. Now we just have to try log in to the Zimbra admin panel from our web browser, for this we write ‘192.168.1.100:7071’ in the address bar, and we enter with the user ‘admin’ (without the quotes, of course) and the password we will use is the one we created.