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Install Zimbra Collaboration Suite 7 on Centos 5.5 Part 1


March 9th, 2011 by Fuad NAHDI Categories: Mail, Zimbra Tags: Centos, Centos 5.5, Email, ZCS 7, Zimbra, Zimbra 7, Zimbra 7.0.0 GA Release, Zimbra Collaboration Suite 7

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Simply taken from its website, Zimbra Collaboration Server is the most capable open source email and collaboration suite available today. Zimbra provides organizations major productivity boosts with global address lists, shared calendars and document management on the web or offline with Zimbra Desktop. Support for standard protocols enables use of virtually any desktop client or device for added end user flexibility. This tutorial shows you how to install Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) 7.0.0 GA Release on Centos 5.5. The guide starts with the installation of Centos 5.5s packages required by ZCS 7.0, the installation of ZCS 7.0 on Centos 5.5 and then later configures everything to make it work as a powerful email and collaboration suite application. I assumed that you already know how to install Centos 5.5. Firstly run yum update to make sure the system is up to date. Then you need to disable the firewall and SELinux feature. Later you can easily enable it if you want. Run system-config-securitylevel to disable security level and SELinux. Also disable sendmail so it will not conflict with postfix. Also disable the iptables and ip6tabels as well.
/etc/init.d/sendmail stop chkconfig sendmail off chkconfig iptables off chkconfig ip6tables off

Lets start with the installation of Centos 5.5 packages required by ZCS 7.0. The following are required packages need to be installed before installing ZCS: - NPTL (Native POSIX Thread Library installed by default) - sudo - libidn - gmp, and - libstdc++ The suggested prerequisite packages: Perl, sysstat, and sqlite. Remember that some packages may be already installed. Run yum install to install those packages above:
yum install sudo sysstat gmp libidn libstdc++ sqlite

Configure hostname of the server and DNS for the domain Make sure that in /etc/hosts, the hostname of the server has been pointed to the IP address of the server. It should look like below:

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# Do not remove the following line, or various programs # that require network functionality will fail. 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost 192.168.137.2 mail.mydomain.com mail ::1 localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6

Beside as a mail/Zimbra server, we also will use the server as a DNS server. For example, we will use a simple domain name mydomain.com with the MX record point to mail.mydomain.com. Create a file /var/named/chroot/var/named/mydomain.com with the following configuration:
; ; ; @ Addresses and other host information. IN SOA mydomain.com. hostmaster.mydomain.com. ( 2011030801 ; Serial 43200 ; Refresh 3600 ; Retry 3600000 ; Expire 2592000 ) ; Minimum

Define the nameservers and the mail servers IN IN IN NS A MX A A ns.mydomain.com. 192.168.137.2 10 mail.mydomain.com. 192.168.137.2 192.168.137.2

mail ns

IN IN

Edit the /var/named/chroot/etc/named.conf file to match the mydomain.com


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 mydomain.com zone "mydomain.com" { type master; file "mydomain.com"; };

Start named on the server


/etc/init.d/named start

Enable autostart for named


chkconfig named on

Verify that the dns is working:


host -t mx mydomain.com mydomain.com mail is handled by 10 mail.mydomain.com. nslookup mail.mydomain.com Server: 192.168.137.2 Address: 192.168.137.2#53 Name: mail.mydomain.com Address: 192.168.137.2

Until this step we have installed the Centos 5.5 packages required for Zimbra Collaboration Suite 7.0.0 GA Release and configured the domain in the DNS server.

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The next step, in the second part of this tutorial, we will go forward to install the Zimbra 7 on Centos 5.5.
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Hi Fuad , First thank you for your tutorial. I have a strange issue when i tried to follow this tutorial. let me explain my requiremnts and i ll be grateful if you help me installing zimbra correctly. basicaly i have a small company with a local network. I want to install zimbra in the local server and create an account for every employee that will be related with an external account ( the original account are in an external server ). This is what i've done till now. -add a host , i called it mail.local-example.com -add a dns zone for local-example here's the content of zone: ; ; Addresses and other host information. ;

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@ IN SOA local-example.com. aladin.local-example.com. ( 2011030801 ; Serial 43200 ; Refresh 3600 ; Retry 3600000 ; Expire 2592000 ) ; Minimum ; Define the nameservers and the mail servers

IN A 10.13.1.20 IN NS mail.local-example.com. IN MX 10 mail.local-example.com.

i created the named.conf file and added this content: 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 excel.com zone "local-example.com" { type master; file "local-example.com"; }; this is the /etc/hosts content: # Do not remove the following line, or various programs # that require network functionality will fail. 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost 10.13.1.20 mail.local-example.com mail ::1 localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6 the 10.13.1.20 is my local server ip . when i tried nslookup i get this output : nslookup mail.local-local.com Server: 127.0.0.1 Address: 127.0.0.1#53 ** server can't find mail.local-example.com: NXDOMAIN can you help me troubleshooting this issue ?

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Thanks in advance.
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Fuad NAHDI

Hi Aladin, This is a DNS/BIND related configuration issue. You haven't defined the 'mail.localexample.com' sub-domain in the local-example.com zone record above. Add this line just after the 'IN MX 10 mail.local-example.com.':

mail IN A 10.13.1.20

Restart the 'named' service '/etc/init.d/named restart' and then try the nslookup check again.
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Aladin

Hi thanks for the solution , it works fine but when i tried to install zimbra i get an error :DNS ERROR resolving MX for mail.excel-local.com It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS(choosed another name for mail). I may explain what i need exactly: I have a domain name mail.we-excel.com and i want to install zimbra locally and create an account for each employee . I don't want them to have access to mail.we-excel.com so i m planning to create a a local mail account for each one and bind it with the original account , also i want to give for some employee the right to access the original mail . CAn you help me please ?
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Luan Gonzalez

Hello Fuad NAHDI! I have a problem when Start named on the server, i receive a message of fail. Do you know how I can fix this? Thanks, your site's great!
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Fuad NAHDI

Hi Luan, What the error message said? I will happily help you to fix your problem. Thanks for visiting my site.
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