Zimbra Mail server install and configuration

Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is an Open Source, collaborative platform for email servers, developed in two editions, Open Source edition (Free) and Network Edition (Paid), which provides services such as LDAP, SMTP, POP and IMAP, webmail client, calendaring, tasks, antivirus, antispam and others.
Prerequisites
CentOS server with root access to the server.
A fully qualified domain name ( FQDN ) for your Zimbra mail server mx record and ensure your domain is configured correctly.
First you need to do some initial setup in the server
An external DNS server with both A and MX valid records to point to your Zimbra mail server IP Address.
A static IP Address assigned to network interface.
Install the required packages and libraries by issuing the following command :
yum install perl perl-core ntpl nmap sudo libidn gmp libaio libstdc++ unzip sysstat sqlite –y
Download Zimbra Open Source Edition 8.6.0
Issue the following command to download ZCS 8.6.0
wget https://files.zimbra.com/downloads/8.6.0_GA/zcs.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64.20141215151110.tgz
Extract the downloaded tar file :
Using the following command you can extract the tar file, We downloaded in previous step
tar xzf zcs-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64.20141215151110.tgz
Go to extracted ZCS Open Source Edition :
cd zcs-8.6.0_GA_1153.RHEL7_64.20141215151110
Start the installation with the following command :
Now, we are going to install the ZCS package using the script
./install.sh –platform-override
You can see the following screen when starting the script.
./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.kosecurity.in
Checked nameservers:
10.59.60.180
No results returned for AAAA lookup of centos7.kosecurity.in
Checked nameservers:
10.59.60.180
 
 
DNS ERROR resolving centos7.kosecurity.in
It is suggested that the hostname be resolvable via DNS
Change hostname [Yes]
Please enter the logical hostname for this host [centos7.kosecurity.in] mail.example.com
No results returned for A lookup of mail.example.com
Checked nameservers:
10.59.60.180
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.kosecurity.in] 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 (10.59.60.180)
Interface: 127.0.0.1
Interface: ::1
Interface: 10.59.60.180
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:                 admin@example.local
******* +Admin Password                        UNSET
+Anti-virus quarantine user:           virus-quarantine.fsbv7fj6r0@example.local
+Enable automated spam training:       yes
+Spam training user:                   spam.7xlmrmrh3@example.local
+Non-spam(Ham) training user:          ham.rt_1on1o@example.local
+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:    admin@centos7.kosecurity.in
+Version update source email:          admin@centos7.kosecurity.in
+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:

  1. s) Save config to file
  2. x) Expand menu
  3. q) Quit

 
Address unconfigured (**) items  (? – help) 6
Store configuration
1) Status:                                  Enabled
2) Create Admin User:                       yes
3) Admin user to create:                    admin@example.local
** 4) Admin Password                           UNSET
5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              virus-quarantine.fsbv7fj6r0@example.local
6) Enable automated spam training:          yes
7) Spam training user:                      spam.7xlmrmrh3@example.local
8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:             ham.rt_1on1o@example.local
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:       admin@centos7.kosecurity.in
22) Version update source email:             admin@centos7.kosecurity.in
23) Install mailstore (service webapp):      yes
24) Install UI (zimbra,zimbraAdmin webapps): yes
 
Select, or ‘r’ for previous menu [r] 4
 
Password for admin@example.local (min 6 characters): [SBmeBXtA] password
Store configuration
1) Status:                                  Enabled
2) Create Admin User:                       yes
3) Admin user to create:                    admin@example.local
4) Admin Password                           set
5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              virus-quarantine.fsbv7fj6r0@example.local
6) Enable automated spam training:          yes
7) Spam training user:                      spam.7xlmrmrh3@example.local
8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:             ham.rt_1on1o@example.local
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:       admin@centos7.kosecurity.in
22) Version update source email:             admin@centos7.kosecurity.in
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: [admin@centos7.kosecurity.in] admin@example.local
 
Store configuration
1) Status:                                  Enabled
2) Create Admin User:                       yes
3) Admin user to create:                    admin@example.local
4) Admin Password                           set
5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              virus-quarantine.fsbv7fj6r0@example.local
6) Enable automated spam training:          yes
7) Spam training user:                      spam.7xlmrmrh3@example.local
8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:             ham.rt_1on1o@example.local
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:       admin@example.local
22) Version update source email:             admin@centos7.kosecurity.in
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: [admin@centos7.kosecurity.in] admin@example.local
Store configuration
1) Status:                                  Enabled
2) Create Admin User:                       yes
3) Admin user to create:                    admin@example.local
4) Admin Password                           set
5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              virus-quarantine.fsbv7fj6r0@example.local
6) Enable automated spam training:          yes
7) Spam training user:                      spam.7xlmrmrh3@example.local
8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:             ham.rt_1on1o@example.local
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:       admin@example.local
22) Version update source email:             admin@example.local
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:

  1. s) Save config to file
  2. x) Expand menu
  3. 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 admin@example.local…done.
Creating root alias…done.
Creating postmaster alias…done.
Creating user spam.7xlmrmrh3@example.local…done.
Creating user ham.rt_1on1o@example.local…done.
Creating user virus-quarantine.fsbv7fj6r0@example.local…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 (admin@example.local)
 
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
Start zimbra services :
su – zimbra
zmcontrol start
Access admin panel via browser :
https://10.59.60.180:7071
To log in, the user is admin and the password used in the installation script.

2 Comments

  1. Dear Author,
    I have my domail name xyz.com
    and public IP XXX.XXX.XX.XXX
    I just configured my bind dns server in my local machine with is working fine, and i have added A record with local Ip and how to add mx records in dns zone for zimbra please guided me as well as how create incoming server and outgoing server for outlook client.

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