The following article will explain about the quick and easy tutorial : how to installing Zimbra Mail Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 64 bit. I will use the Minimal Server Appliance in this tutorial to simplify the installation process. Here are some notes related to the server setting :
- WARNING : This guide using Preload ISO and will erase the entire contents ofhard disk! If you do not want to delete your existing data, consider usingVirtualization server or use ISO-LiveCD.
Zimbra server will be using a private IP which will be translated into public IP using NAT
- Zimbra will be setting up using Split-DNS concept. This means that in the internal network, mail server will be recognized based on a private IP network, while from the outside will be recognized based on the public IP. For this purpose, the internal DNS will be set up in Zimbra Mail Server
- Zimbra Fully Qualified Domain Name : mail.vavai.net, private IP : 192.168.1.250
I. DOWNLOAD MINIMAL SERVER
- Download Minimal Server Appliance, choose Harddisk/Preload ISO appliance type
- Burn the ISO onto blank CD
II. BASIC SERVER INSTALLATION
- Turn on the computer with a CD/DVD ROM as first boot option
- You will be greeted with the first appearance of Appliance. Select the menu:“Install/Restore Minimal Server Appliance” and press ENTER
- Click Yes on the choice : “Destroying ALL data on /dev/sdx, Continue?”. WARNING, think before act!
- Minimal Server Appliance will be installed to the physical machine.
- Minimal Server Appliance will automatically run after the installation process is complete. Type Y at the question : “Do you Accept the EULA?”
- Login with user name : root and password : opensuse.
III. INITIAL CONFIGURATION (NETWORK)
Estimated time : 3 minutes
- Type: YaST lan on the console/terminal to starting network configuration using YAST
- Press ALT+I to configure network card. Fill in the IP address, subnet mask and hostname. Note : The letters in yellow can be accessed by pressing ALT + the letter. You can also using tab to switch between one option to another option
- Click Next and then move to Hostname & DNStab. Setup your hostname, your domain, Name Server 1,2 & 3 and domain search. Remember that I am using split DNS and create a local DNS server so Name Server 1 = Zimbra Server, Name Server 2 = My Router and Name Server 3 = Public DNS Server (OpenDNS . You can also use Google’s DNS-188.8.131.52-on Name Server 3
- Move to Routing tab and fill the Default Gateway with your router address
- Press ALT+O or press on OK to close and update your network configuration