How to install zimbra collaboration suite 8.8.11 on CentOS 7

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Before we get started, here are a few things that are required before we proceed with the installation.
  • A clean installation of Centos 7
  • A Fully Qualified Domain (FQDN) for your server(Example
  • An external DNS server with both A and MX records for your server to point to your Zimbra mail server IP Address
  • A static IP Address assigned to network interface.
Step 1: Root login to server through SSH
Step 2: Install required packages for zimbra coloboration suite installation
yum -y install unzip net-tools sysstat openssh-clients perl-core libaio nmap-ncat

Initial server setup

To get started we need to configure a hostname for our server and a static IP address.
vi /etc/hosts mail
Replace the system hostname and FQDN values accordingly in order to match your own domain settings

Disable Selinux

Next, we’ll disable SELinux. To check the status of SELinux, run the command below
If it shows enforcing do
vi /etc/selinux/config

Disable Unwanted Services

A CentOS 7 default installation ships with postfix daemon already installed and running. To disable and erase postfix service run the following commands:
systemctl stop postfix
systemctl disable postfix
yum remove postfix

Reboot server

At this point, reboot the system.

Install Zimbra Collaboration Suite Open Source Edition

cd /usr/local/src
yum install wget
ls -a
tar -xvf zcs-8.8.11_GA_3737.RHEL7_64.20181207111719.tgz
cd zcs-8.8.11_GA_3737.RHEL7_64.20181207111719.tgz
Do you agree with the terms of the software license agreement? [N] y
Use Zimbra’s package repository [Y] y
Select the packages to install
Install zimbra-ldap [Y] y
Install zimbra-logger [Y] y
Install zimbra-mta [Y] y
Install zimbra-dnscache [Y] n
Install zimbra-snmp [Y] y
Install zimbra-store [Y] y
Install zimbra-apache [Y] y
Install zimbra-spell [Y] y
Install zimbra-memcached [Y] y
Install zimbra-proxy [Y] y
Install zimbra-drive [Y] y
Install zimbra-imapd (BETA – for evaluation only) [N] y
Install zimbra-chat [Y] y
The system will be modified. Continue? [N] y
Running Post Installation Configuration: Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.20190612-053046.log Installing LDAP configuration database…done. Setting defaults…
DNS ERROR resolving MX for It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS Change domain name? [Yes] n
Address unconfigured (**) items (? – help) 6
Select, or ‘r’ for previous menu [r] 4
Password for [email protected] (min 6 characters): [JALq_BSvT1] kailash
Select, or ‘r’ for previous menu [r] r
*** CONFIGURATION COMPLETE – press ‘a’ to apply Select from menu, or press ‘a’ to apply config (? – help) a Save configuration data to a file? [Yes] y Save config in file: [/opt/zimbra/config.9343] Saving config in /opt/zimbra/config.9343…done. The system will be modified – continue? [No] y Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.20190612-053046.log
Notify Zimbra of your installation? [Yes] yes
Configuration complete – press return to exit (just press enter here)
Now zimbra is installed sucessfully we nees to check whether all the service are running or not
su – zimbra
zmcontrol status
$ zmcontrol status Host amavis Running antispam Running antivirus Running imapd Running ldap Running logger Running mailbox Running memcached Running mta Running opendkim Running proxy Running service webapp Running snmp Running spell Running stats Running zimbra webapp Running zimbraAdmin webapp Running zimlet webapp Running zmconfigd Running
Now check
by going to the Ip as
for admin panel go to
Change IP as per your static IP
username admin For password enter the password entered during installation of zimbra.

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