Zimbra Collaboration Suite Open Source Edition On CentOS - Page 4

6 ZCS Admin Web Interface

Just like Falko I'm just going to give a brief screenshot tour and leave it up to you to get more information from the Zimbra Admin Guide and the Zimbra Wiki.


6.1 Administration Login

You can access the admin web interface by going to https://you.domain.com:7071.

Note: The web interface is accessed via ssl. Make sure you put https otherwise you won't be able to access the site.

The web interface is fairly easy to navigate.

The best place to start is with domains. Right now you most likely have a domain like mail.geekdept.com. You are going to want people to send email to geekdept.com. So click on domains.

After you have added your domain you are probably going to want to add an email account. Click on accounts and add your first account.

There are a ton of features you can add. By default the Instant Messenger feature is turned off but I think it is a really cool feature. It works really well.


6.2 User Login

Now that you have an email account setup you can access the user interface. Point your browser to http://your.domain.com.

Log in with your full email address and the password that you set for it.

Send some test emails to another email account to verify that it is working properly.

You are all set! As long as you have setup your external mx records properly you should be good to go. Spend some time on the Zimbra Wiki and Forums and when you master it help others out.


7 Links

Zimbra: http://www.zimbra.com
CentOS: http://www.centos.com
Zimbra Documentation: http://www.zimbra.com/community/documentation.html
Zimbra Wiki: http://wiki.zimbra.com
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From: at: 2008-07-16 05:59:16

When you do "yum install libtool-ltdl " you'll probably also have to do "yum install compat-libstdc++-33 compat-libstdc++-296". My system certainly didn't have those components and they are a prereq for ZCS.

From: Mike D at: 2009-09-27 07:08:22

I also found sysstat wasn't installed!

 yum install sysstat

From: at: 2008-06-02 07:15:14

Please note that Zimbra does not support CentOS. (Its NOT identical to RedHat.)
RedHat servers are supported.
Zimbra team suggests using Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS instead.


From: patrick at: 2010-05-13 07:35:49

while installing on centos,after unpacking your zcs setup marked RHEL, use this command to install:

#sh .install.sh --platform-override

this worked perfectly for me:)

From: Anonymous at: 2011-04-09 16:14:10

if you select centos extras it will restart the installation, something about error !!!!

From: Anonymous at: 2010-02-16 17:19:20

It seems that the installation of Zimbra 6 on CentOS 64 requires "sysstat" to be installed. Without it, installation fails. This is not mentioned in the instructions. I don't know if this is true for 32 bit versions.

From: at: 2008-07-15 22:29:45

There's a good chance that after running the "/etc/init.d/named start" command, you'll get an error similar to "/etc/named.conf:7: open: /etc/rndc.key: file not found". Solve this by running "cp /var/named/run-root/etc/rndc.key /var/named/chroot/etc/rndc.key".

From: wilsonfiifi at: 2009-10-24 09:55:11

You have a little mistake in the "db.mail.geekdept.com" file (misplaced closing parenthesis). It should reads as:

; Addresses and other host information.
@ IN SOA mail.geekdept.com. hostmaster.mail.geekdept.com. (
10118 ; Serial
43200 ; Refresh
3600 ; Retry
3600000 ; Expire
2592000 ; Minimum
Define the nameservers and the mail servers
IN MX 10 mail.geekdept.com.

From: at: 2008-03-25 19:28:29

./install.sh --platform-override 

is the command for Zimbra 5.04

From: Anonymous at: 2008-12-18 11:29:28

Instead of the '--override' command you can also edit /etc/redhat-release to contain "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5 (Tikanga)"instead of the CentOs stuff written in there.