How to install Zimbra mail server on Ubuntu


Today my topic is “How to install Zimbra mail server on ubuntu”

Preparing before install Zimbra

# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install openssh-server libgmp3c2 sysstat sqlite3

  If you face Time related issues with server then use below command.
# sudo apt-get install language-pack-en



And check by below command

# locale -a  
 # hostname   (check your hostname and set which you want to put your zimbra mail server name. 
 Eg: mail.bil.com 
# hostname mail.bil.com (it's for temporary set hostname)
# vim /etc/hostname (it's for permanent set host-name)
mail.bil.com
:wq| save it)
Now Download The latest version for now is Zimbra Collaboration Suite Open Source Edition 8.0.0 GA


# ls
# tar -xvf zcs-8.0.0_GA_5434.UBUNTU12_64.20120907144631.tgz
# ls
# cd zcs-8.0.0_GA_5434.UBUNTU12_64.20120907144631/
# cd

Install BIND9 for Network Address Transtlator (NAT 1-1)

In many case, your server didn’t got public IP directly. But you got public IP by NAT by network device. In this condition you have to use Split DNS as Zimbra suggest (More Info)


# sudo apt-get install bind9

Now we will edit /etc/bind/named.conf.options by the line forwarders change to our DNS IP then append zone that the bottom of line

# sudo vim /etc/bind/named.conf.options



then create /var/cache/bind/db.mail.bil.com don’t forget to change filename to match with zone file

# vim /var/cache/bind/db.mail.bil.com



  Then edit /etc/resolv.conf and change nameserver to 192.168.100.20


  
Now restart bind9 services 

sudo /etc/init.d/bind9 restart

Test by dig command and it should return like below 

#dig mail.bil.com   mx
; <<>> DiG 9.7.0-P1 <<>> mail.bil.com mx
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 57886
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 3
 
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mail.bil.com.           IN      MX
 
;; ANSWER SECTION:
mail.bil.com.    38400   IN      MX      10 mail.bil.com.
 
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
mail.bil.com.    38400   IN      NS      ns1.mail.bil.com.
mail.bil.com.    38400   IN      NS      ns2.mail.bil.com.
 
;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
mail.bil.com. 38400 IN   A       172.16.44.70
ns1.mail.bil.com. 38400  IN      A       172.16.44.70
ns2.mail.bil.com. 38400  IN      A       172.16.44.70
 
;; Query time: 0 msec
;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#53(127.0.0.1)
;; WHEN: Fri Nov  4 21:00:19 2011
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 145

Install Zimbra

sudo ./install.sh
If you are getting some packages missing. Then you can install manual this

sudo apt-get install libgmp3c2 sysstat sqlite3

sudo ./install.sh

Operations logged to /tmp/install.log.1615
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_2.1.html
 
 
 
Do you agree with the terms of the software license agreement? [N] Y
 
Checking for prerequisites...
     FOUND: NPTL
     FOUND: netcat-openbsd-1.89-3ubuntu2
     FOUND: sudo-1.7.2p1-1ubuntu5.3
     FOUND: libidn11-1.15-2
     FOUND: libpcre3-7.8-3build1
     FOUND: libgmp3c2-2:4.3.2+dfsg-1ubuntu1
     FOUND: libexpat1-2.0.1-7ubuntu1
     FOUND: libstdc++6-4.4.3-4ubuntu5
     FOUND: libperl5.10-5.10.1-8ubuntu2.1
Checking for suggested prerequisites...
     FOUND: perl-5.10.1
     FOUND: sysstat
     FOUND: sqlite3
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] 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-memcached [N] N
 
Install zimbra-proxy [N] 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 Suite.
 
Installing packages
 
    zimbra-core......zimbra-core_8.0.0_GA_5434.UBUNTU12_64_amd64.deb...
    zimbra-ldap......zimbra-ldap_8.0.0_GA_5434.UBUNTU12_64_amd64.deb...done
    zimbra-logger......zimbra-logger_8.0.0_GA_5434.UBUNTU12_64_amd64.deb...done
    zimbra-mta......zimbra-mta_8.0.0_GA_5434.UBUNTU12_64_amd64.deb...done
    zimbra-snmp......zimbra-snmp_8.0.0_GA_5434.UBUNTU12_64_amd64.deb...done
    zimbra-store......zimbra-store_8.0.0_GA_5434.UBUNTU12_64_amd64.deb...done
    zimbra-apache......zimbra-apache_8.0.0_GA_5434.UBUNTU12_64_amd64.deb...
    zimbra-spell......zimbra-spell_8.0.0_GA_5434.UBUNTU12_64_amd64.deb...done
Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.11042011-195302.log
Installing LDAP configuration database...done.
Setting defaults...
 
DNS ERROR resolving MX for mail.bil.com.
It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS
Change domain name? [Yes]
Create domain: [mail.bil.com.] mail.bil.com
        MX: mail.bil.com. (192.168.100.20)
 
        Interface: 192.168.100.20
        Interface: 127.0.0.1
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:                 admin@mail.bil.com
******* +Admin Password                        UNSET
        +Anti-virus quarantine user:           virus-quarantine.87xyz2_zvy@mail.bil.com
        +Enable automated spam training:       yes
        +Spam training user:                   spam.l1bceniwua@mail.bil.com
        +Non-spam(Ham) training user:          ham.205v2giqh@mail.bil.com
        +SMTP host:                            mail.bil.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://mail.bil.com.: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:    admin@mail.bil.com
        +Version update source email:          admin@mail.bil.com
 
   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)
  • Put number 3 to config Admin Password (Number 4) then put r to return and put a to apply Zimbra configuration 
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) 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] Yes
Save config in file: [/opt/zimbra/config.8588]
Saving config in /opt/zimbra/config.8588...done.
The system will be modified - continue? [No] Yes
Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.11042011-205010.log
Setting local config values...done.
Setting up CA...done.
Deploying CA to /opt/zimbra/conf/ca ...done.
Creating SSL certificate...done.
Installing mailboxd SSL certificates...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 webmail.mail.bil.com...done.
Saving CA in ldap ...done.
Saving SSL Certificate in ldap ...done.
Setting spell check URL...done.
Setting service ports on webmail.mail.bil.com...done.
Adding mail.bil.com. to zimbraMailHostPool in default COS...done.
Installing webclient skins...
        smoke...done.
        pebble...done.
        sky...done.
        sand...done.
        bones...done.
        lavender...done.
        tree...done.
        lemongrass...done.
        carbon...done.
        steel...done.
        bare...done.
        waves...done.
        lake...done.
        beach...done.
        twilight...done.
        hotrod...done.
        oasis...done.
Finished installing webclient skins.
Setting zimbraFeatureTasksEnabled=TRUE...done.
Setting zimbraFeatureBriefcasesEnabled=TRUE...done.
Setting MTA auth host...done.
Setting TimeZone Preference...done.
Initializing mta config...done.
Setting services on webmail.mail.bil.com...done.
Creating domain mail.bil.com...done.
Setting default domain name...done.
Creating domain mail.bil.com...already exists.
Creating admin account admin@mail.bil.com...done.
Creating root alias...done.
Creating postmaster alias...done.
Creating user spam.l1bceniwua@mail.bil.com...done.
Creating user ham.205v2giqh@mail.bil.com...done.
Creating user virus-quarantine.87xyz2_zvy@mail.bil.com...done.
Setting spam training and Anti-virus quarantine accounts...done.
Initializing store sql database...done.
Setting zimbraSmtpHostname for webmail.mail.bil.com...done.
Configuring SNMP...done.
Checking for default IM conference room...not present.
Initializing default IM conference room...done.
Setting up syslog.conf...done.
 
You have the option of notifying Zimbra of your installation.
This helps us to track the uptake of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite.
The only information that will be transmitted is:
        The VERSION of zcs installed (8.0.0_GA_5434.UBUNTU12_64)
        The ADMIN EMAIL ADDRESS created (admin@mail.bil.com)
 
Notify Zimbra of your installation? [Yes] Yes
Notifying Zimbra of installation via http://www.mail.com/cgi-bin/notify.cgi?
VER=8.0.0_GA_5434.UBUNTU12_64&MAIL=admin@mail.bil.com
 
Notification complete
 
Starting servers...done.
Installing common zimlets...
        com_zimbra_bulkprovision...done.
        com_zimbra_attachcontacts...done.
        com_zimbra_linkedin...done.
        com_zimbra_cert_manager...done.
        com_zimbra_webex...done.
        com_zimbra_date...done.
        com_zimbra_social...done.
        com_zimbra_srchhighlighter...done.
        com_zimbra_phone...done.
        com_zimbra_email...done.
        com_zimbra_url...done.
        com_zimbra_adminversioncheck...done.
        com_zimbra_dnd...done.
        com_zimbra_attachmail...done.
Finished installing common zimlets.
Restarting mailboxd...done.
Setting up zimbra crontab...done.
 
 
Moving /tmp/zmsetup.11042011-205010.log to /opt/zimbra/log
 
 
Configuration complete - press return to exit


After done installing. Test by open https://mail.bil.com:7071 
and put the user admin with password
 

 If success so we will enter to Administration page




Let’s  Enjoy with zimbra mail server


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