How to Setup Zimbra Collaboration Suite 8.0.8 on CentOS 7.0

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Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is a groupware product created by Zimbra, Inc. Zimbra Collaboration Open Source Edition version 8.0.8 is available for us to test, evaluate, deploy, customize and improve. I have prepared the steps to install and configure Zimbra Collaboration Suite 8.0.8 on CentOS 7.0. There are new features and enhancements available in the ZCS 8.0.8 Open Source release as below :

Major Issues Fixed for 8.0.8

Admin Console:
• Improved admin console usability when returned results are over the limit.
• GetEffectiveRightRequest in searchdirectory request loading improved.
• Fixed issued causing ZCS 8.0.7 Patch 1 breaking delegated admin functionality.
• Delegated admin ability to edit distribution list fixed.
• Delegated admin ability to edit account fixed.
• Delegated admin ability to edit resources fixed.

Backup and Restore:
• Folders now accessible after a restore of users account.

Briefcase – Server:
• Ability to edit Zimbra Document in Briefcase.
• Share URL correct when selecting files in shared briefcase.

IMAP/POP Server:
• Handling translation of IMAP metacharacters into regexes no longer causes high server load when IMAP LIST commands are issued.

Install and Upgrade:
• Updated EULA.
• MySQL version upgrade is performed prior to checking if upgrade is possible.
• Fixed issue during replication and MMR mode configuration causing masters to go into endless loop.

Localization:
• Fixed typo in ZsMsg_fr.properties results in the share access URL not being embedded in the email.

Mail – MTA/Spam/Virus:
• zmmtactl restart is an option post 8.0.7 upgrade.

Mail – Server:
• Fixed issue causing zmmboxmove to exhaust LDAP connection pool during migrations.

Steps to Install and Configure ZCS 8.0.8 :

1. Prepare for Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for your zimbra mail server and make sure your domain mx record in configured properly.

2. Configure /etc/hosts and hostname.

3. Allow iptables to listen zimbra ports.

4. Disabled SELINUX :

[[email protected] ~]# vim /etc/sysconfig/selinux

Change enforcing to disabled :

# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
#     enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
#     permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
#     disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.
SELINUX=disabled
# SELINUXTYPE= can take one of these two values:
#     targeted - Targeted processes are protected,
#     minimum - Modification of targeted policy. Only selected processes are protected.
#     mls - Multi Level Security protection.
SELINUXTYPE=targeted

5. Stop sendmail, postfix or any MTA service :

[[email protected] ~]# systemctl stop postfix
[[email protected] ~]# systemctl disable postfix
[[email protected] ~]# systemctl stop sendmail
[[email protected] ~]# systemctl disable sendmail

6. Install the required packages and libraries using the following command :

[[email protected] ~]# yum install perl perl-core ntpl nmap sudo libidn gmp libaio libstdc++ unzip sysstat sqlite -y

7. Log in as root to the Zimbra server and cd to the directory where the ZCS Open Source Edition 8.0.8 archive tar file is saved. To unpack the file, type the following commands:

[[email protected] ~]# tar xzvf zcs-8.0.8_GA_6184.RHEL7_64.20140925165850.tgz

8. Go to extracted directory and start the installation, do replace example.local to your own domain :

[[email protected] ~]# cd zcs-8.0.8_GA_6184.RHEL7_64.20140925165850
[[email protected] zcs-8.0.8_GA_6184.RHEL7_64.20140925165850]# ./install.sh --platform-override

Operations logged to /tmp/install.log.3552
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-2-5.html



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


..
..
..

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-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.
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-8.0.8_GA_6184.RHEL7_64-20140925165850.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-ldap......zimbra-ldap-8.0.8_GA_6184.RHEL7_64-20140925165850.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-logger......zimbra-logger-8.0.8_GA_6184.RHEL7_64-20140925165850.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-mta......zimbra-mta-8.0.8_GA_6184.RHEL7_64-20140925165850.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-snmp......zimbra-snmp-8.0.8_GA_6184.RHEL7_64-20140925165850.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-store......zimbra-store-8.0.8_GA_6184.RHEL7_64-20140925165850.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-apache......zimbra-apache-8.0.8_GA_6184.RHEL7_64-20140925165850.x86_64.rpm...done
    zimbra-spell......zimbra-spell-8.0.8_GA_6184.RHEL7_64-20140925165850.x86_64.rpm...done
Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.11132014-000729.log
Installing LDAP configuration database...done.
Setting defaults...No results returned for A lookup of centos7.ehowstuff.local
Checked nameservers:
        127.0.0.1
No results returned for AAAA lookup of centos7.ehowstuff.local
Checked nameservers:
        127.0.0.1


DNS ERROR resolving centos7.ehowstuff.local
It is suggested that the hostname be resolvable via DNS
Change hostname [Yes] 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-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:                 80
        +Web server HTTPS port:                443
        +Web server mode:                      https
        +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.example.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) Enable VMware HA:                        no
   9) 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.example.local
  10) Web server HTTP port:                    80
  11) Web server HTTPS port:                   443
  12) Web server mode:                         https
  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.example.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): [9j08ZCNI] 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:                    80
  11) Web server HTTPS port:                   443
  12) Web server mode:                         https
  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.example.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] 23

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:                    80
  11) Web server HTTPS port:                   443
  12) Web server mode:                         https
  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.example.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] 24

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:                    80
  11) Web server HTTPS port:                   443
  12) Web server mode:                         https
  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.example.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) Enable VMware HA:                        no
   9) 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]
Save config in file: [/opt/zimbra/config.10476]
Saving config in /opt/zimbra/config.10476...done.
The system will be modified - continue? [No] yes
Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.11132014-000729.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.
Installing mailboxd SSL certificates...done.
Installing MTA SSL certificates...done.
Installing LDAP 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.
Adding mail.example.local to zimbraMailHostPool in default COS...done.
Setting zimbraFeatureTasksEnabled=TRUE...done.
Setting zimbraFeatureBriefcasesEnabled=FALSE...done.
Setting MTA auth host...done.
Setting TimeZone Preference...done.
Initializing mta config...done.
Setting services on mail.example.local...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_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 (8.0.8_GA_6184_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/zmsetup.11132014-000729.log to /opt/zimbra/log


Configuration complete - press return to exit

9. Restart the zimbra service :

[[email protected] ~]$ zmcontrol restart

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