How To Setup Zimbra Collaboration Suite 8.6.0 On CentOS 7

Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is a groupware product created by Zimbra, Inc. It is widely used in the world. Users can share folders, contacts, schedules and other things, using a very rich web interface. Currently the latest version of Collaboration Suite is  Zimbra 8.6.0. It brings new features, improvements in Mail server and it provides a better web client experience. Click here to view the new improvements and fixes in Zimbra Collaboration Suite 8.6.0. In this tutorial, I will explain how to install Zimbra 8.6.0 on RHEL 7 or CentOS 7.

 Prerequisites

  • CentOS 7 server.
  • 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

1. Configure /etc/hosts and hostname

2. Allow iptables to by-pass all zimbra ports.

3.  Disabled SELINUX

[root@centos7 ~]# 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

4. Stop any MTA services installed in the server

[root@centos7 ~]# systemctl stop postfix

[root@centos7 ~]

# systemctl disable postfix

[root@centos7 ~]

# systemctl stop sendmail

[root@centos7 ~]

# systemctl disable sendmail

5.Update the OS

[root@centos7 ~]# yum update -y

6.Install the required packages and libraries by issuing the following command :

[root@centos7 ~]# yum install perl perl-core ntpl nmap sudo libidn gmp libaio libstdc++ unzip sysstat sqlite -y

Now, the server is ready for install Zimbra 8.6.0.

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-8.6.0_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 mail.khmerdigital.net
Checked nameservers:
        192.168.0.70
No results returned for AAAA lookup of cmail.khmerdigital.net
Checked nameservers:
        192.168.0.70

DNS ERROR resolving mail.khmerdigital.net
It is suggested that the hostname be resolvable via DNS
Re-Enter hostname [Yes]
Please enter the logical hostname for this host [mail.khmerdigital.net] mail.khmerdigital.net


DNS ERROR resolving MX for mail.khmerdigital.net
It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS
Change domain name? [Yes]
Create domain: [mail.khmerdigital.net] khmerdigital.net
        MX: mail.khmerdigital.net (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-logger:                           Enabled
   4) zimbra-mta:                              Enabled
   5) zimbra-snmp:                             Enabled
   6) zimbra-store:                            Enabled
        +Create Admin User:                    yes
        +Admin user to create:                 admin@khmerdigital.net
******* +Admin Password                        UNSET
        +Anti-virus quarantine user:           virus-quarantine.fsbv7fj6r0@khmerdigital.net
        +Enable automated spam training:       yes
        +Spam training user:                   spam.7xlmrmrh3@khmerdigital.net
        +Non-spam(Ham) training user:          ham.rt_1on1o@khmerdigital.net
        +SMTP host:                            mail.khmerdigital.net
        +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.khmerdigital.net:7780/aspell.php
        +Enable version update checks:         TRUE
        +Enable version update notifications:  TRUE
        +Version update notification email:    admin@khmerdigital.net
        +Version update source email:          admin@khmerdigital.net
        +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:
   s) Save config to file
   x) Expand menu
   q) Quit

Address unconfigured (**) items  (? - help) 6


Store configuration

   1) Status:                                  Enabled
   2) Create Admin User:                       yes
   3) Admin user to create:                    admin@khmerdigital.net
** 4) Admin Password                           UNSET
   5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              virus-quarantine.fsbv7fj6r0@khmerdigital.net
   6) Enable automated spam training:          yes
   7) Spam training user:                      spam.7xlmrmrh3@khmerdigital.net
   8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:             ham.rt_1on1o@khmerdigital.net
   9) SMTP host:                               mail.khmerdigital.net
  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.khmerdigital.net:7780/aspell.php
  19) Enable version update checks:            TRUE
  20) Enable version update notifications:     TRUE
  21) Version update notification email:       admin@khmerdigital.net
  22) Version update source email:             admin@khmerdigital.net
  23) Install mailstore (service webapp):      yes
  24) Install UI (zimbra,zimbraAdmin webapps): yes

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

Password for admin@khmerdigital.net (min 6 characters): [SBmeBXtA] password

Store configuration

   1) Status:                                  Enabled
   2) Create Admin User:                       yes
   3) Admin user to create:                    admin@khmerdigital.net
   4) Admin Password                           set
   5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              virus-quarantine.fsbv7fj6r0@khmerdigital.net
   6) Enable automated spam training:          yes
   7) Spam training user:                      spam.7xlmrmrh3@khmerdigital.net
   8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:             ham.rt_1on1o@khmerdigital.net
   9) SMTP host:                               mail.khmerdigital.net
  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.khmerdigital.net:7780/aspell.php
  19) Enable version update checks:            TRUE
  20) Enable version update notifications:     TRUE
  21) Version update notification email:       admin@khmerdigital.net
  22) Version update source email:             admin@khmerdigital.net
  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@khmerdigital.net] admin@khmerdigital.net

Store configuration

   1) Status:                                  Enabled
   2) Create Admin User:                       yes
   3) Admin user to create:                    admin@khmerdigital.net
   4) Admin Password                           set
   5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              virus-quarantine.fsbv7fj6r0@khmerdigital.net
   6) Enable automated spam training:          yes
   7) Spam training user:                      spam.7xlmrmrh3@khmerdigital.net
   8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:             ham.rt_1on1o@khmerdigital.net
   9) SMTP host:                               mail.khmerdigital.net
  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.khmerdigital.net:7780/aspell.php
  19) Enable version update checks:            TRUE
  20) Enable version update notifications:     TRUE
  21) Version update notification email:       admin@khmerdigital.net
  22) Version update source email:             admin@khmerdigital.net
  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@khmerdigital.net] admin@khmerdigital.net

Store configuration

   1) Status:                                  Enabled
   2) Create Admin User:                       yes
   3) Admin user to create:                    admin@khmerdigital.net
   4) Admin Password                           set
   5) Anti-virus quarantine user:              virus-quarantine.fsbv7fj6r0@khmerdigital.net
   6) Enable automated spam training:          yes
   7) Spam training user:                      spam.7xlmrmrh3@khmerdigital.net
   8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:             ham.rt_1on1o@khmerdigital.net
   9) SMTP host:                               mail.khmerdigital.net
  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.khmerdigital.net:7780/aspell.php
  19) Enable version update checks:            TRUE
  20) Enable version update notifications:     TRUE
  21) Version update notification email:       admin@khmerdigital.net
  22) Version update source email:             admin@khmerdigital.net
  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:
   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.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.khmerdigital.net...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.khmerdigital.net...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.khmerdigital.net to zimbraMailHostPool in default COS...done.
Creating domain khmerdigital.net...done.
Setting default domain name...done.
Creating domain khmerdigital.net...already exists.
Creating admin account admin@khmerdigital.net...done.
Creating root alias...done.
Creating postmaster alias...done.
Creating user spam.7xlmrmrh3@khmerdigital.net...done.
Creating user ham.rt_1on1o@khmerdigital.net...done.
Creating user virus-quarantine.fsbv7fj6r0@khmerdigital.net...done.
Setting spam training and Anti-virus quarantine accounts...done.
Initializing store sql database...done.
Setting zimbraSmtpHostname for mail.khmerdigital.net...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@khmerdigital.net)

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://<mail.khmerdigital.net>:7071

or directly by IP:

https://192.168.0.70:7071

To log in, the user is admin and the password used in the installation script.

All done, Congratulations !!!

See you with next tutorial.

Sophat Saom

Senior System Engineer, VCP

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