Install Zimbra 5 sur Etch
Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) Open Source Edition v5.0 On Debian Etch
Author: Oliver Meyer <o [dot] meyer [at] projektfarm [dot] de>
Last edited 02/06/2008
This document describes how to set up the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) Open Source Edition v5.0 on Debian Etch. The resulting system provides a full featured collaboration-suite with many features that I can't list all here - please have a look at the feature list. It also comes with a nice (themeable) AJAX web interface for administration and user access.
This howto is a practical guide without any warranty - it doesn't cover the theoretical backgrounds. There are many ways to set up such a system - this is the way I chose.
Install a standard Debian Etch system and update it. I used a network installation (only standard system).
You have to assign the hostname to the server ip. It is very important that the fqdn entry appears before the hostname.
It should look like this:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost 192.168.0.110 server1.example.com server1
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
Afterwards insert the hostname into the hostname file ...
echo server1.example.com > /etc/hostname
... and reboot the system.
When the system is up again, the output of the both commands ...
... and ...
... should be:
You need a running DNS server in your LAN that contains a valid A & MX record for this server - otherwise Zimbra won't work. I used another server (192.168.0.100) running mydns for this howto. Add the nameserver's IP to the resolve configuration:
The nameserver on your LAN has to be the first entry. It should look like this:
nameserver 192.168.0.100 nameserver 192.168.0.2
Deinstall Exim - Zimbra comes with it's own mailserver.
apt-get remove --purge exim4 exim4-base exim4-config exim4-daemon-light
5 Needed packages
Let's install some needed packages (maybe some of these packages are already installed on your system).
apt-get install libc6-i686 sudo libidn11 curl fetchmail libgmp3c2 libexpat1 libgetopt-mixed-perl libxml2 libstdc++6 libpcre3 libltdl3 ssh
6 Get Zimbra
Please take a look at http://www.zimbra.com/community/downloads.html to see which is the latest version. Download and unpack it.
cd /tmp/ wget http://files.zimbra.com/downloads/5.0.2_GA/zcs-5.0.2_GA_1975.DEBIAN4.0.20080130234700.tgz tar xvfz zcs-5.0.2_GA_1975.DEBIAN4.0.20080130234700.tgz
7 Install Zimbra 7.1 Start The Installation
Be sure that no other services like sendmail, postfix or mysql are running!
cd /tmp/zcs-5.0.2_GA_1975.DEBIAN4.0.20080130234700 ### Note : on est à 5.0.9 le 10/09/08 ./install.sh -l
Read the license agreement and press "Enter" to continue. Zimbra will now check if all prequisites are installed on the system. The output should look like this:
Checking for prerequisites... NPTL...FOUND sudo...FOUND sudo-1.6.8p12-4 libidn11...FOUND libidn11-0.6.5-1 fetchmail...FOUND fetchmail-6.3.6-1etch1 libpcre3...FOUND libpcre3-6.7+7.4-2 libgmp3c2...FOUND libgmp3c2-2:4.2.1+dfsg-4 libxml2...FOUND libxml2-2.6.27.dfsg-2 libstdc++6...FOUND libstdc++6-4.1.1-21 openssl...FOUND openssl-0.9.8c-4etch1 libltdl3...FOUND libltdl3-1.5.22-4 Prerequisite check complete. Checking for standard system perl... perl-5.8.8...FOUND standard system perl-5.8.8
7.2 Select The Packages To Install
Install zimbra-ldap [Y] Y Install zimbra-logger [Y] Y Install zimbra-mta [Y] Y Install zimbra-snmp [Y] Y Install zimbra-store [Y] Y Install zimbra-apache [Y] Y Install zimbra-spell [Y] Y Install zimbra-proxy [N] N
The system will be modified. Continue? [N] Y
Now the packages are being installed - this could take a while.
7.3 Main Menu
After the packages have been installed you'll see the main menu. It should look like this:
1) Common Configuration: 2) zimbra-ldap: Enabled 3) zimbra-store: Enabled +Create Admin User: yes +Admin user to create: email@example.com
- +Admin Password UNSET
+Enable automated spam training: yes +Spam training user: firstname.lastname@example.org +Non-spam(Ham) training user: email@example.com +Global Documents Account: firstname.lastname@example.org +SMTP host: server1.example.com +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://server1.example.com:7780/aspell.php
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)
Points that are marked with asterisks to their left have to be configured manually. As you can see you have to set the admin password. Enter "3" (without the quotes) and press "Enter" to switch to the corresponding submenu. The output should look like this:
1) Status: Enabled 2) Create Admin User: yes 3) Admin user to create: email@example.com
- 4) Admin Password UNSET
5) Enable automated spam training: yes 6) Spam training user: firstname.lastname@example.org 7) Non-spam(Ham) training user: email@example.com 8) Global Documents Account: firstname.lastname@example.org 9) SMTP host: server1.example.com 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://server1.example.com:7780/aspell.php
Select, or 'r' for previous menu [r]
Enter "4" (without the quotes) and press "Enter" to modify the admin password. Now you'll be asked for the new password.
Password for email@example.com (min 6 characters): [TR9Fm7uD]
- Ici il est possible qu'il soit nécessaire de revalider la config ldap (choix 1) avant que tout lui paraisse OK
Enter a desired password and press "Enter". Afterwards press "Enter" to switch back to the main menu. The configuration is now complete and the output should look like this:
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)
Enter "a" (without the quotes) and press "Enter" to apply the configuration. You'll be asked a few questions - answer them as follows.
Save configuration data to a file? [Yes] Enter Save config in file: [/opt/zimbra/config.5422] Saving config in /opt/zimbra/config.5422...done. The system will be modified - continue? [No] Y
Now Zimbra configures itself with the given configuration. This could take a while - the output should look like this:
Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.02062008-135354.log Setting local config values...done. Setting up CA...done. Creating SSL certificate...done. Initializing ldap...done. Setting replication password...done. Setting Postfix password...done. Setting amavis password...done. Deploying CA to /opt/zimbra/conf/ca ...done. Creating server entry for server1.example.com...done. Setting spell check URL...done. Setting service ports on server1.example.com...done. Adding server1.example.com to zimbraMailHostPool in default COS...done. Installing skins... hotrod lavender waves steel sky bones yahoo sand lemongrass beach bare done. Setting zimbraFeatureIMEnabled=FALSE...done. Setting zimbraFeatureTasksEnabled=TRUE...done. Setting zimbraFeatureBriefcasesEnabled=TRUE...done. Setting zimbraFeatureNotebookEnabled=TRUE...done. Setting MTA auth host...done. Setting TimeZone Preference...done. Creating domain server1.example.com...done. Creating user firstname.lastname@example.org...done. Creating postmaster alias...done. Creating user email@example.com...done. Creating user firstname.lastname@example.org...done. Creating user email@example.com...done. Setting spam training accounts...done. Initializing store sql database...done. Setting zimbraSmtpHostname for server1.example.com...done. Initializing logger sql database...done. Initializing mta config...done. Configuring SNMP...done. Setting services on server1.example.com...done. Setting up zimbra crontab...done. Setting up syslog.conf...done.
After all you'll be asked if you want to notify Zimbra of your installation. Press "Enter" if you want to do that, or enter "N" (without the quotes) and press "Enter" if you disagree to that. Afterwards the system will be initialized - it should look like this:
Starting servers...done. Checking for deprecated zimlets...done. Installing zimlets... com_zimbra_date com_zimbra_url com_zimbra_cert_manager com_zimbra_phone com_zimbra_search com_zimbra_local com_zimbra_email done. Initializing Documents...done. Restarting mailboxd...done.
Moving /tmp/zmsetup.02062008-135354.log to /opt/zimbra/log
Press "Enter" to exit. Let's look if all Zimbra services are running proper - switch to the Zimbra account ...
su - zimbra
... and enter the command:
The output should look like this:
Host server1.example.com antispam Running antivirus Running ldap Running logger Running mailbox Running mta Running snmp Running spell Running stats Running
If one or more services have not been started, enter the command:
Switch back to the root account via:
exit 8 Zimbra Web Interface
I'll show you some screenshots, but no detailed information about the usage of the web interface - the possible settings are too extensive. Please have a look at the admin guide and the wiki.
8.1 Administration Console
You can access the administration web interface via https://server1.example.com:7071/zimbraAdmin/ . Log in with the username "admin" (without the quotes) and the password that you assigned to this account at step 7.3.
- NOTE : ATTENTION AU PARAMETRAGE PROXY DE FIREFOX : si le serveur ZIMBRA est sur le réseau local, penser à enlever son adresse (ou ".domaine.local") du paramétrage réseau-proxy
Welcome to the administration console - make yourself familar with it.
If you want to have mail adresses like $firstname.lastname@example.org instead of $email@example.com you have to create a new domain. Click on "Domains" in the main menu on the left side and afterwards on "New" in the window menu (Manage Domains).
Enter "example.com" (without the quotes) as domain name, set the domain status to active and click on "Finish".
Click on "Accounts" in the main menu on the left side and afterwards on "New" in the window menu (Manage Accounts) to create a new user.
A wizard will guide you through the creation of the new account. Take care that you select the right domain (example.com) for this account. Note: I created the account firstname.lastname@example.org .
Afterwards mark the new account in the accounts-list and click on "Edit".
Enter a desired password for the new account (Tab "General Information") and click on "Save" in the window menu. Note: I chose "howtoforge" (without the quotes) as password.
Log out and proceed with the next step.
8.2 User Access
Open http://server1.example.com within your browser and log in with the user account that you created at step 8.1.
Make familar with the web interface.