How to Install Zimbra Collaboration Suite 7.1.3 Mail Server on Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.5

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In this post, i will share with you on how to install zimbra open source mail server on Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.5 server. According to wikipedia, Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is a groupware product created by Zimbra, Inc. It was located in Palo Alto, California, USA. In September 2007, The company was purchased by Yahoo! and subsequently purchased by VMware on January 12, 2010. Two current available version of the zimbra are zimbra open-source version and zimbra network version. Zimbra Network is commercial edition of Zimbra Collaboration Suite.

Before we start to install the zimbra mail server, there are a few prerequisites that must be install and must be configure.

1. Stop sendmail and linux iptables firewall service as below:

[[email protected] ~]# /etc/init.d/sendmail stop
or
[[email protected] ~]# service sendmail stop
[[email protected] ~]# chkconfig sendmail off
[[email protected] ~]# /etc/init.d/iptables stop
or
[[email protected] ~]# service iptablesstop
[[email protected] ~]# chkconfig iptables off

2. The following packages required need to be installed before installing ZCS:
– NPTL (Native POSIX Thread Library – installed by default)
– sudo
– libidn
– gmp, and
– libstdc++
– perl
– sysstat
– sqlite

Please run this youn install to install all those packages:

[[email protected] ~]# yum install nc, sudo, libidn, gmp, libstdc++, perl, sysstat, sqlite -y

3. Configure DNS server. In this example, i will use the server as a DNS server. So the ip of the DNS and mail server is the same.

[[email protected] ~]# vi /var/named/chroot/var/named/zimbra.local
;
;       Addresses and other host information.
;
@       IN      SOA     zimbra.local. hostmaster.zimbra.local. (
                               2011030801      ; Serial
                               43200      ; Refresh
                               3600       ; Retry
                               3600000    ; Expire
                               2592000 )  ; Minimum

;       Define the nameservers and the mail servers

               IN      NS      ns.zimbra.local.
               IN      A       192.168.1.42
               IN      MX      10 mail.zimbra.local.

mail            IN      A       192.168.1.42
ns              IN      A       192.168.1.42
[[email protected] ~]# vi /var/named/chroot/etc/named.conf
options {
       directory "/var/named";
       dump-file "/var/named/data/cache_dump.db";
       statistics-file "/var/named/data/named_stats.txt";
forwarders { 8.8.8.8; };
};
include "/etc/rndc.key";
// We are the master server for zimbra.local

zone "zimbra.local" {
    type master;
    file "zimbra.local";
};

4. Configure hosts file correctly:

[[email protected] ~]# cat /etc/hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1               localhost.localdomain localhost
::1             localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6
192.168.1.42    mail.zimbra.local mail

5. Verify the DNS records using host command. Host command is one of the bind utilities. Beside host, you also can use dig and nslookup to test your dns configuration.

[[email protected] ~]# host -t mx zimbra.local
zimbra.local mail is handled by 10 mail.zimbra.local.

6. Download the software from zimbra website.

[[email protected] ~]# wget http://files.zimbra.com/downloads/7.1.3_GA/zcs-7.1.3_GA_3346.RHEL5.20110928134520.tgz

7. Extract the ZCS package and run ./install.sh to start installation.

[[email protected] ~]# tar xzvf zcs-7.1.3_GA_3346.RHEL5.20110928134520.tgz
[[email protected] ~]# cd zcs-7.1.3_GA_3346.RHEL5.20110928134520
[[email protected] zcs-7.1.3_GA_3346.RHEL5.20110928134520]# ./install.sh

Operations logged to /tmp/install.log.2674
Checking for existing installation...
    zimbra-ldap...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-logger...NOT FOUND
    zimbra-mta...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-cluster...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_2.1.html

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

Checking for prerequisites...
     FOUND: NPTL
     FOUND: nc-1.84-10
     FOUND: sudo-1.7.2p1-5
     FOUND: libidn-0.6.5-1.1
     FOUND: gmp-4.1.4-10
     FOUND: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6
Checking for suggested prerequisites...
     FOUND: perl-5.8.8
     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-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-snmp [Y]

Install zimbra-store [Y]

Install zimbra-apache [Y]

Install zimbra-spell [Y]

Install zimbra-memcached [N]

Install zimbra-proxy [N]
Checking required space for zimbra-core
checking space for zimbra-store

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

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

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

Finished removing Zimbra Collaboration Suite.

Installing packages

    zimbra-core......zimbra-core-7.1.3_GA_3346.RHEL5-20110928134520.i386.rpm...done
    zimbra-ldap......zimbra-ldap-7.1.3_GA_3346.RHEL5-20110928134520.i386.rpm...done
    zimbra-logger......zimbra-logger-7.1.3_GA_3346.RHEL5-20110928134520.i386.rpm...done
    zimbra-mta......zimbra-mta-7.1.3_GA_3346.RHEL5-20110928134520.i386.rpm...done
    zimbra-snmp......zimbra-snmp-7.1.3_GA_3346.RHEL5-20110928134520.i386.rpm...done
    zimbra-store......zimbra-store-7.1.3_GA_3346.RHEL5-20110928134520.i386.rpm...done
    zimbra-apache......zimbra-apache-7.1.3_GA_3346.RHEL5-20110928134520.i386.rpm...done
    zimbra-spell......zimbra-spell-7.1.3_GA_3346.RHEL5-20110928134520.i386.rpm...done
Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.12202011-035130.log
Installing LDAP configuration database...done.
Setting defaults...

DNS ERROR resolving MX for mail.zimbra.local
It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS
Change domain name? [Yes]
Create domain: [mail.zimbra.local] zimbra.local
        MX: mail.zimbra.local (192.168.1.42)

        Interface: 192.168.1.42
        Interface: 127.0.0.1
done.
Checking for port conflicts

Main menu

   1) Common Configuration:
   2) zimbra-ldap:                             Enabled
   3) 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.zimbra.local
        +Web server HTTP port:                 80
        +Web server HTTPS port:                443
        +Web server mode:                      http
        +IMAP server port:                     143
        +IMAP server SSL port:                 993
        +POP server port:                      110
        +POP server SSL port:                  995
        +Use spell check server:               yes
        +Spell server URL:                     http://mail.zimbra.local:7780/aspell.php
        +Configure for use with mail proxy:    FALSE
        +Configure for use with web proxy:     FALSE
        +Enable version update checks:         TRUE
        +Enable version update notifications:  TRUE
        +Version update notification email:    [email protected]
        +Version update source email:          [email protected]

   4) zimbra-mta:                              Enabled
   5) zimbra-snmp:                             Enabled
   6) zimbra-logger:                           Enabled
   7) zimbra-spell:                            Enabled
   8) Default Class of Service Configuration:
   r) Start servers after configuration        yes
   s) Save config to file
   x) Expand menu
   q) Quit

Address unconfigured (**) items  (? - help) 3

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.zimbra.local
  10) Web server HTTP port:                    80
  11) Web server HTTPS port:                   443
  12) Web server mode:                         http
  13) IMAP server port:                        143
  14) IMAP server SSL port:                    993
  15) POP server port:                         110
  16) POP server SSL port:                     995
  17) Use spell check server:                  yes
  18) Spell server URL:                        http://mail.zimbra.local:7780/aspell.php
  19) Configure for use with mail proxy:       FALSE
  20) Configure for use with web proxy:        FALSE
  21) Enable version update checks:            TRUE
  22) Enable version update notifications:     TRUE
  23) Version update notification email:       [email protected]
  24) Version update source email:             [email protected]

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

Password for [email protected] (min 6 characters): [KGl9iDfP2] 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.zimbra.local
  10) Web server HTTP port:                    80
  11) Web server HTTPS port:                   443
  12) Web server mode:                         http
  13) IMAP server port:                        143
  14) IMAP server SSL port:                    993
  15) POP server port:                         110
  16) POP server SSL port:                     995
  17) Use spell check server:                  yes
  18) Spell server URL:                        http://mail.zimbra.local:7780/aspell.php
  19) Configure for use with mail proxy:       FALSE
  20) Configure for use with web proxy:        FALSE
  21) Enable version update checks:            TRUE
  22) Enable version update notifications:     TRUE
  23) Version update notification email:       [email protected]
  24) Version update source email:             [email protected]

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

Main menu

   1) Common Configuration:
   2) zimbra-ldap:                             Enabled
   3) zimbra-store:                            Enabled
   4) zimbra-mta:                              Enabled
   5) zimbra-snmp:                             Enabled
   6) zimbra-logger:                           Enabled
   7) zimbra-spell:                            Enabled
   8) Default Class of Service Configuration:
   r) Start servers after configuration        yes
   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] yes
Save config in file: [/opt/zimbra/config.8980] yes
Saving config in yes...done.
The system will be modified - continue? [No] yes
Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.12202011-035130.log
Setting local config values...done.
Setting up CA...done.
Deploying CA to /opt/zimbra/conf/ca ...done.
Creating SSL certificate...done.
Installing mailboxd SSL certificates...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.zimbra.local...done.
Saving CA in ldap ...done.
Saving SSL Certificate in ldap ...done.
Setting spell check URL...done.
Setting service ports on mail.zimbra.local...done.
Adding mail.zimbra.local to zimbraMailHostPool in default COS...done.
Installing webclient skins...
        steel...done.
        carbon...done.
        tree...done.
        sand...done.
        beach...done.
        smoke...done.
        waves...done.
        sky...done.
        bones...done.
        bare...done.
        oasis...done.
        pebble...done.
        twilight...done.
        lake...done.
        lemongrass...done.
        lavender...done.
        hotrod...done.
Finished installing webclient skins.
Setting zimbraFeatureTasksEnabled=TRUE...done.
Setting zimbraFeatureBriefcasesEnabled=TRUE...done.
Setting MTA auth host...done.
Setting TimeZone Preference...done.
Initializing mta config...done.
Setting services on mail.zimbra.local...done.
Creating domain zimbra.local...done.
Setting default domain name...done.
Creating domain zimbra.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.zimbra.local...done.
Configuring SNMP...done.
Checking for default IM conference room...not present.
Initializing default IM conference room...done.
Setting up syslog.conf...done.

You have the option of notifying Zimbra of your installation.
This helps us to track the uptake of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite.
The only information that will be transmitted is:
        The VERSION of zcs installed (7.1.3_GA_3346_RHEL5)
        The ADMIN EMAIL ADDRESS created ([email protected])

Notify Zimbra of your installation? [Yes] no
Notification skipped
Starting servers...done.
Installing common zimlets...
        com_zimbra_email...done.
        com_zimbra_linkedin...done.
        com_zimbra_attachmail...done.
        com_zimbra_webex...done.
        com_zimbra_bulkprovision...done.
        com_zimbra_date...done.
        com_zimbra_dnd...done.
        com_zimbra_attachcontacts...done.
        com_zimbra_url...done.
        com_zimbra_social...done.
        com_zimbra_srchhighlighter...done.
        com_zimbra_phone...done.
        com_zimbra_cert_manager...done.
        com_zimbra_adminversioncheck...done.
Finished installing common zimlets.
Restarting mailboxd...done.
Setting up zimbra crontab...done.

Moving /tmp/zmsetup.12202011-035130.log to /opt/zimbra/log

Configuration complete - press return to exit

8. Your installation completed.
Zimbra Webmail URL for users:
http://mail.zimbra.local

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Zimbra Admin console URL for zimbra administrator :
https://mail.zimbra.local:7071


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