Zimbra Collaboration Suite 8.7.1 installation On CentOS 7

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite

Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is a collaborative software suite, that includes an email server and web client. Starting with version 8.5 the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) source code is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

In This article, We will be known about the installation of Zimbra Suite on centos.

Before we going to install Zimbra Collaboration suite we have to stop the services like postfix and send mail as follows

[root@computertechnologyspecial ~]#systemctl stop postfix
[root@computertechnologyspecial ~]#systemctl disable postfix
[root@computertechnologyspecial ~]#systemctl stop sendmail
[root@computertechnologyspecial ~]#systemctl disable sendmail

 

change the SELinux to Permissive mode by using the following commands

[root@computertechnologyspecial ~]# getenforce
Enforcing
[root@computertechnologyspecial ~]# setenforce 0
[root@computertechnologyspecial ~]# getenforce
Permissive
[root@computertechnologyspecial ~]#

Now install the packages require to install Zimbra Suite by using the following command

[root@computertechnologyspecial ~]# yum –y install perl perl-core ntpl nmap openssh-clients libidn gmp libaio libstdc++ unzip sysstat sqlite

Now Download Zimbra Package from their official site:https://www.zimbra.com/downloads/zimbra-collaboration-open-source/

[root@computertechnologyspecial ~]# wget https://files.zimbra.com/downloads/8.7.1_GA/zcs-8.7.1_GA_1670.RHEL7_64.20161025045328.tgz

Once the download completes extract it by using tar command. By using the CD command, change to the Zimbra directory.

zimbra-collaboration-suite-extract

Now run the script install.sh by using the following command

./install.sh or ./install.sh --platform-override

Sample Output:

output

Accept the Software agreement to continue the installation. Then allow it to use Zimbra’s repository. After that it will install some packages like Zimbra-LDAP, Zimbra-core, Zimbra-mta, Zimbra-logger etc.

set-password

Select option 7 to set the admin user password. select r to go to the main menu then a

If you have any issues in the installation run the following commands as follows

[root@computertechnologyspecial ~]#su zimbra
[zimbra@computertechnologyspecial root]$ zmcontrol restart
Host computertechnologyspecial.com
Stopping zmconfigd...Done.
Stopping zimlet webapp...Done.
Stopping zimbraAdmin webapp...Done.
Stopping zimbra webapp...Done.
Stopping service webapp...Done.
Stopping stats...Done.
Stopping mta...Done.
Stopping spell...Done.
Stopping snmp...Done.
Stopping cbpolicyd...Done.
Stopping archiving...Done.
Stopping opendkim...Done.
Stopping amavis...Done.
Stopping antivirus...Done.
Stopping antispam...Done.
Stopping proxy...Done.
Stopping memcached...Done.
Stopping mailbox...Done.
Stopping logger...Done.
Stopping dnscache...Done.
Stopping ldap...Done.
Host computertechnologyspecial.com
Starting ldap...Done.
Starting zmconfigd...Done.
Starting dnscache...Done.
Starting logger...Done.
Starting mailbox...Done.
Starting memcached...Done.
Starting proxy...Done.
Starting amavis...Done.
Starting antispam...Done.
Starting antivirus...Done.
Starting opendkim...Done.
Starting snmp...Done.
Starting spell...Done.
Starting mta...Failed.
Starting saslauthd...done.
postfix failed to start

Starting stats...Done.
Starting service webapp...Done.
Starting zimbra webapp...Done.
Starting zimbraAdmin webapp...Done.
Starting zimlet webapp...Done.
[zimbra@computertechnologyspecial root]$

We can also run zmcontrol start, stop and status commands. Once the installation completes we will access it by using the URL address: https://ip-address:7071.
zimbra-admin-console

Login with username admin and password created at installation time. Now Enjoy Zimbra in your machine. In the next article, we see the setting up of the accounts etc.