Sigh. Another product that requires manual editing of files. Seriously, how hard is it to create an installer?
I’ve heard of Zimbra on many occasions. I know the product has been around for a while. By now it must be pretty mature and well polished. Let’s try installing that.
I had to register on the site to get a copy of the installer. Apparently an answer Nothing is not a valid response to Existing solution. Heh.
For some reason postfix is not starting…to be troubleshooted later.
[root@mailtest ~] cd /tmp [root@mailtest tmp] wget http://files2.zimbra.com/downloads/8.0.4_GA/zcs-8.0.4_GA_5737.RHEL6_64.20130524120036.tgz --2013-08-01 22:58:27-- http://files2.zimbra.com/downloads/8.0.4_GA/zcs-8.0.4_GA_5737.RHEL6_64.20130524120036.tgz Resolving files2.zimbra.com... 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 Connecting to files2.zimbra.com|126.96.36.199|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 595697371 (568M) [binary/octet-stream] Saving to: âzcs-8.0.4_GA_5737.RHEL6_64.20130524120036.tgzâ 100%[=============================================================================================================>] 595,697,371 12.9M/s in 45s 2013-08-01 22:59:13 (12.5 MB/s) - âzcs-8.0.4_GA_5737.RHEL6_64.20130524120036.tgzâ [root@mailtest tmp] tar zxvf zcs-8.0.4_GA_5737.RHEL6_64.20130524120036.tgz [root@mailtest tmp] cd zcs-8.0.4_GA_5737.RHEL6_64.20130524120036 [root@mailtest zcs-8.0.4_GA_5737.RHEL6_64.20130524120036] ./install.sh
ERROR: Installation can not proceeed. Please fix your /etc/hosts file to contain: <ip> <FQHN> <HN> Where <IP> is the ip address of the host, <FQHN> is the FULLY QUALIFIED host name, and <HN> is the (optional) hostname-only portion
Same procedure as with Blue Mind. Modify the hosts file, restart the install and we’re good to go. The install took a few minutes but seemed successful. After the admin password was configured via a shell wizard, the installation continued…and ended.
This was so far the most pleasant experience dealing with a mail product. Next step would be to see how it fares trying to configure this for production use.
- Painless install
- Very slick interface
- MTA didn’t start. Most likely a trivial issue
- Built in Anti-Spam/Anti-Virus
Conclusion: Looks very promising. Definitely up for round two where I’ll attempt production configuration