How to Install Zimbra 8.6.0 on RHEL 7/CentOS 7

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Zimbra 8.6.0 brings new features, improvements in Mail server and better web clients experience. Some that caught my attention was local lmtp client can communicate over ssl for mail server, better organization of shared folders for web client and the calendar now can run search on description for location or resources. You can get detailed information on this Release Notes. In this article, I will explain step by step how to install Zimbra 8.6.0 on RHEL 7 or CentOS 7. Starting with ZCS8.5 and later, there is now a DNS caching service available for installation. However, i have excluded zimbra-dnscache in the installation steps.

Prerequisites :
Prepare for Zimbra 8 Installation Prerequisites on RHEL 7/CentOS 7

1. Log in as root to the server and download Zimbra Zimbra Open Source Edition 8.6.0 using the command wget. Before that, please make sure your Zimbra server can access the internet :

wget https://files.zimbra.com/downloads/8.6.0_GA/zcs-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64.20141215151110.tgz

2. Extract the downloaded tar file :

tar xzf zcs-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64.20141215151110.tgz

3. cd to the directory where the extracted ZCS Open Source Edition :

cd zcs-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64.20141215151110

4. Start the installation with the following command :

./install.sh --platform-override

Full installation steps :

./install.sh --platform-override

Operations logged to /tmp/install.log.14668
Checking for existing installation...
    zimbra-ldap...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-logger...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-mta...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-dnscache...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-snmp...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-store...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-apache...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-spell...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-convertd...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-memcached...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-proxy...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-archiving...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-core...NOT FOUND


PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SOFTWARE.
ZIMBRA, INC. ("ZIMBRA") WILL ONLY LICENSE THIS SOFTWARE TO YOU IF YOU
FIRST ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. BY DOWNLOADING OR INSTALLING
THE SOFTWARE, OR USING THE PRODUCT, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY
THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS
AGREEMENT, THEN DO NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR USE THE PRODUCT.

License Terms for the Zimbra Collaboration Suite:
  http://www.zimbra.com/license/zimbra-public-eula-2-5.html



Do you agree with the terms of the software license agreement? [N] y



Checking for prerequisites...
     FOUND: NPTL
     FOUND: nmap-ncat-6.40-4
     FOUND: sudo-1.8.6p7-11
     FOUND: libidn-1.28-3
     FOUND: gmp-5.1.1-5
     FOUND: libaio-0.3.109-12
     FOUND: libstdc++-4.8.2-16.2
     FOUND: unzip-6.0-13
     FOUND: perl-core-5.16.3-283

Checking for suggested prerequisites...
     FOUND: perl-5.16.3
     FOUND: sysstat
     FOUND: sqlite
Prerequisite check complete.

Checking for installable packages

Found zimbra-core
Found zimbra-ldap
Found zimbra-logger
Found zimbra-mta
Found zimbra-dnscache
Found zimbra-snmp
Found zimbra-store
Found zimbra-apache
Found zimbra-spell
Found zimbra-memcached
Found zimbra-proxy


Select the packages to install

Install zimbra-ldap [Y]

Install zimbra-logger [Y]

Install zimbra-mta [Y]

Install zimbra-dnscache [Y] N

Install zimbra-snmp [Y]

Install zimbra-store [Y]

Install zimbra-apache [Y]

Install zimbra-spell [Y]

Install zimbra-memcached [Y]

Install zimbra-proxy [Y]
Checking required space for zimbra-core
Checking space for zimbra-store
Checking required packages for zimbra-store
zimbra-store package check complete.

Installing:
    zimbra-core
    zimbra-ldap
    zimbra-logger
    zimbra-mta
    zimbra-snmp
    zimbra-store
    zimbra-apache
    zimbra-spell
    zimbra-memcached
    zimbra-proxy

The system will be modified.  Continue? [N] Y

Removing /opt/zimbra
Removing zimbra crontab entry...done.
Cleaning up zimbra init scripts...done.
Cleaning up /etc/ld.so.conf...done.
Cleaning up /etc/security/limits.conf...done.

Finished removing Zimbra Collaboration Server.

Installing packages

    zimbra-core......zimbra-core-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64-20141215151110.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-ldap......zimbra-ldap-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64-20141215151110.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-logger......zimbra-logger-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64-20141215151110.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-mta......zimbra-mta-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64-20141215151110.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-snmp......zimbra-snmp-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64-20141215151110.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-store......zimbra-store-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64-20141215151110.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-apache......zimbra-apache-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64-20141215151110.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-spell......zimbra-spell-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64-20141215151110.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-memcached......zimbra-memcached-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64-20141215151110.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-proxy......zimbra-proxy-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64-20141215151110.x86_64.rpm...done
Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup01032015-084819.log
Installing LDAP configuration database...done.
Setting defaults...No results returned for A lookup of centos7.ehowstuff.local
Checked nameservers:
        192.168.0.70
No results returned for AAAA lookup of centos7.ehowstuff.local
Checked nameservers:
        192.168.0.70


DNS ERROR resolving centos7.ehowstuff.local
It is suggested that the hostname be resolvable via DNS
Change hostname [Yes]
Please enter the logical hostname for this host [centos7.ehowstuff.local] mail.example.com
No results returned for A lookup of mail.example.com
Checked nameservers:
        192.168.0.70


DNS ERROR resolving mail.example.com
It is suggested that the hostname be resolvable via DNS
Re-Enter hostname [Yes]
Please enter the logical hostname for this host [centos7.ehowstuff.local] mail.example.local


DNS ERROR resolving MX for mail.example.local
It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS
Change domain name? [Yes]
Create domain: [mail.example.local] example.local
        MX: mail.example.local (192.168.0.70)

        Interface: 127.0.0.1
        Interface: ::1
        Interface: 192.168.0.70
done.
Checking for port conflicts

Main menu

   1) Common Configuration:
   2) zimbra-ldap:                             Enabled
   3) zimbra-logger:                           Enabled
   4) zimbra-mta:                              Enabled
   5) zimbra-snmp:                             Enabled
   6) zimbra-store:                            Enabled
        +Create Admin User:                    yes
        +Admin user to create:                 [email protected]
******* +Admin Password                        UNSET
        +Anti-virus quarantine user:           [email protected]
        +Enable automated spam training:       yes
        +Spam training user:                   [email protected]
        +Non-spam(Ham) training user:          [email protected]
        +SMTP host:                            mail.example.local
        +Web server HTTP port:                 8080
        +Web server HTTPS port:                8443
        +Web server mode:                      https
        +IMAP server port:                     7143
        +IMAP server SSL port:                 7993
        +POP server port:                      7110
        +POP server SSL port:                  7995
        +Use spell check server:               yes
        +Spell server URL:                     http://mail.example.local:7780/aspell.php
        +Enable version update checks:         TRUE
        +Enable version update notifications:  TRUE
        +Version update notification email:    [email protected]
        +Version update source email:          [email protected]
        +Install mailstore (service webapp):   yes
        +Install UI (zimbra,zimbraAdmin webapps): yes

   7) zimbra-spell:                            Enabled
   8) zimbra-proxy:                            Enabled
   9) Enable VMware HA:                        no
  10) Default Class of Service Configuration:
   s) Save config to file
   x) Expand menu
   q) Quit

Address unconfigured (**) items  (? - help) 6


Store configuration

   1) Status:                                  Enabled
   2) Create Admin User:                       yes
   3) Admin user to create:                    [email protected]
** 4) Admin Password                           UNSET
   5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              [email protected]
   6) Enable automated spam training:          yes
   7) Spam training user:                      [email protected]
   8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:             [email protected]
   9) SMTP host:                               mail.example.local
  10) Web server HTTP port:                    8080
  11) Web server HTTPS port:                   8443
  12) Web server mode:                         https
  13) IMAP server port:                        7143
  14) IMAP server SSL port:                    7993
  15) POP server port:                         7110
  16) POP server SSL port:                     7995
  17) Use spell check server:                  yes
  18) Spell server URL:                        http://mail.example.local:7780/aspell.php
  19) Enable version update checks:            TRUE
  20) Enable version update notifications:     TRUE
  21) Version update notification email:       [email protected]
  22) Version update source email:             [email protected]
  23) Install mailstore (service webapp):      yes
  24) Install UI (zimbra,zimbraAdmin webapps): yes

Select, or 'r' for previous menu [r] 4

Password for [email protected] (min 6 characters): [SBmeBXtA] password

Store configuration

   1) Status:                                  Enabled
   2) Create Admin User:                       yes
   3) Admin user to create:                    [email protected]
   4) Admin Password                           set
   5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              [email protected]
   6) Enable automated spam training:          yes
   7) Spam training user:                      [email protected]
   8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:             [email protected]
   9) SMTP host:                               mail.example.local
  10) Web server HTTP port:                    8080
  11) Web server HTTPS port:                   8443
  12) Web server mode:                         https
  13) IMAP server port:                        7143
  14) IMAP server SSL port:                    7993
  15) POP server port:                         7110
  16) POP server SSL port:                     7995
  17) Use spell check server:                  yes
  18) Spell server URL:                        http://mail.example.local:7780/aspell.php
  19) Enable version update checks:            TRUE
  20) Enable version update notifications:     TRUE
  21) Version update notification email:       [email protected]
  22) Version update source email:             [email protected]
  23) Install mailstore (service webapp):      yes
  24) Install UI (zimbra,zimbraAdmin webapps): yes

Select, or 'r' for previous menu [r] 21

Version update destination address: [[email protected]] [email protected]

Store configuration

   1) Status:                                  Enabled
   2) Create Admin User:                       yes
   3) Admin user to create:                    [email protected]
   4) Admin Password                           set
   5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              [email protected]
   6) Enable automated spam training:          yes
   7) Spam training user:                      [email protected]
   8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:             [email protected]
   9) SMTP host:                               mail.example.local
  10) Web server HTTP port:                    8080
  11) Web server HTTPS port:                   8443
  12) Web server mode:                         https
  13) IMAP server port:                        7143
  14) IMAP server SSL port:                    7993
  15) POP server port:                         7110
  16) POP server SSL port:                     7995
  17) Use spell check server:                  yes
  18) Spell server URL:                        http://mail.example.local:7780/aspell.php
  19) Enable version update checks:            TRUE
  20) Enable version update notifications:     TRUE
  21) Version update notification email:       [email protected]
  22) Version update source email:             [email protected]
  23) Install mailstore (service webapp):      yes
  24) Install UI (zimbra,zimbraAdmin webapps): yes

Select, or 'r' for previous menu [r] 22

Version update source address: [[email protected]] [email protected]

Store configuration

   1) Status:                                  Enabled
   2) Create Admin User:                       yes
   3) Admin user to create:                    [email protected]
   4) Admin Password                           set
   5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              [email protected]
   6) Enable automated spam training:          yes
   7) Spam training user:                      [email protected]
   8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:             [email protected]
   9) SMTP host:                               mail.example.local
  10) Web server HTTP port:                    8080
  11) Web server HTTPS port:                   8443
  12) Web server mode:                         https
  13) IMAP server port:                        7143
  14) IMAP server SSL port:                    7993
  15) POP server port:                         7110
  16) POP server SSL port:                     7995
  17) Use spell check server:                  yes
  18) Spell server URL:                        http://mail.example.local:7780/aspell.php
  19) Enable version update checks:            TRUE
  20) Enable version update notifications:     TRUE
  21) Version update notification email:       [email protected]
  22) Version update source email:             [email protected]
  23) Install mailstore (service webapp):      yes
  24) Install UI (zimbra,zimbraAdmin webapps): yes

Select, or 'r' for previous menu [r] r

Main menu

   1) Common Configuration:
   2) zimbra-ldap:                             Enabled
   3) zimbra-logger:                           Enabled
   4) zimbra-mta:                              Enabled
   5) zimbra-snmp:                             Enabled
   6) zimbra-store:                            Enabled
   7) zimbra-spell:                            Enabled
   8) zimbra-proxy:                            Enabled
   9) Enable VMware HA:                        no
  10) Default Class of Service Configuration:
   s) Save config to file
   x) Expand menu
   q) Quit

*** CONFIGURATION COMPLETE - press 'a' to apply
Select from menu, or press 'a' to apply config (? - help) a
Save configuration data to a file? [Yes]
Save config in file: [/opt/zimbra/config.23920]
Saving config in /opt/zimbra/config.23920...done.
The system will be modified - continue? [No] yes
Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup01032015-084819.log
Setting local config values...done.
Initializing core config...Setting up CA...done.
Deploying CA to /opt/zimbra/conf/ca ...done.
Creating SSL zimbra-store certificate...done.
Creating new zimbra-ldap SSL certificate...done.
Creating new zimbra-mta SSL certificate...done.
Creating new zimbra-proxy SSL certificate...done.
Installing mailboxd SSL certificates...done.
Installing MTA SSL certificates...done.
Installing LDAP SSL certificate...done.
Installing Proxy SSL certificate...done.
Initializing ldap...done.
Setting replication password...done.
Setting Postfix password...done.
Setting amavis password...done.
Setting nginx password...done.
Setting BES searcher  password...done.
Creating server entry for mail.example.local...done.
Setting Zimbra IP Mode...done.
Saving CA in ldap ...done.
Saving SSL Certificate in ldap ...done.
Setting spell check URL...done.
Setting service ports on mail.example.local...done.
Setting zimbraFeatureTasksEnabled=TRUE...done.
Setting zimbraFeatureBriefcasesEnabled=TRUE...done.
Setting TimeZone Preference...done.
Initializing mta config...done.
Setting services on mail.example.local...done.
Adding mail.example.local to zimbraMailHostPool in default COS...done.
Creating domain example.local...done.
Setting default domain name...done.
Creating domain example.local...already exists.
Creating admin account [email protected]..done.
Creating root alias...done.
Creating postmaster alias...done.
Creating user [email protected]..done.
Creating user [email protected]..done.
Creating user [email protected]..done.
Setting spam training and Anti-virus quarantine accounts...done.
Initializing store sql database...done.
Setting zimbraSmtpHostname for mail.example.local...done.
Configuring SNMP...done.
Setting up syslog.conf...done.
Starting servers...done.
Installing common zimlets...
        com_zimbra_proxy_config...done.
        com_zimbra_mailarchive...done.
        com_zimbra_attachmail...done.
        com_zimbra_url...done.
        com_zimbra_phone...done.
        com_zimbra_date...done.
        com_zimbra_ymemoticons...done.
        com_zimbra_clientuploader...done.
        com_zimbra_srchhighlighter...done.
        com_zimbra_tooltip...done.
        com_zimbra_webex...done.
        com_zimbra_bulkprovision...done.
        com_zimbra_email...done.
        com_zimbra_adminversioncheck...done.
        com_zimbra_cert_manager...done.
        com_zimbra_viewmail...done.
        com_zimbra_attachcontacts...done.
Finished installing common zimlets.
Restarting mailboxd...done.
Creating galsync account for default domain...done.

You have the option of notifying Zimbra of your installation.
This helps us to track the uptake of the Zimbra Collaboration Server.
The only information that will be transmitted is:
        The VERSION of zcs installed (8.6.0_GA_1153_RHEL7_64)
        The ADMIN EMAIL ADDRESS created ([email protected])

Notify Zimbra of your installation? [Yes] no
Notification skipped
Setting up zimbra crontab...done.


Moving /tmp/zmsetup01032015-084819.log to /opt/zimbra/log


Configuration complete - press return to exit

5. Start zimbra services :

su - zimbra
zmcontrol start

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