Zimbra has been released an update of it’s product on December 19, 2009 : Zimbra Collaboration Suite & Mail Server version 6.0.4 and a minor update for 5.x version : Zimbra 5.0.21. I’ve write a step-by-step tutorial installing Zimbra 5.0.21 on openSUSE 11.2 on previous post and now the second series of Zimbra tutorial : Installing Zimbra 6.0.4 on openSUSE 11.1 64 bit.
Starting with version 6.0.0, Zimbra has only provided the 64 bit binary installer for SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server). There is an explanation why Zimbra decided to provide only 64 bit binary installer, not only for SLES but also for others distro. The installation process looks pretty similar between the 32 bit and 64 bit, so you should be familiar if you tried the 5.0.21 install tutorial. I decided to use openSUSE 11.1 as base OS but you may also try the tutorial using openSUSE 11.2 with just a few minor changes (probably the differences are the graphical interface and installingÂ gmp package).
PREPARATION & BASE INSTALLATION SETUP :
- Prepare your 64 bit machine with minimum 1 GB memory. Please refer to Zimbra System Requirement for complete specification. In this tutorial, I will use openSUSE 11.1 64 bit on VirtualBox running on IBM X Series 3400 with 8 GB RAM. VirtualBox using 16 GB virtual harddiskÂ and about 2 GB memory. This is a minimal specification and I take it only for testing (and for writing this tutorial 😛 )
- Install openSUSE 11.1. I’m using openSUSE 11.1 64 bit DVD installation and choose to install a Text mode (server installation mode) to prevent any unused service to be installed. Root partition taken almost full harddisk and the rest are swap partition. Install it with default option, the modification will be done later.
- Disable unused software repositories. Go to YAST | Software | Software Repositories and disable unused repos. You should keep the repositories will be used for additional package installation. Just typing yast on terminal/konsole and then move to specified menu
- Disable firewall service for temporary installation. We could re-activating the firewall (and it should be 🙂 ) later. Go to YAST | Security & Firewall | Firewall and disable the service. Don’t forget to click the option “Stop Firewall Now”.
- Edit the IP Address, Name Server and Routing Gateway to meet with our requirement. In my case, I will install the DNS Server so my first name server will be my own IP (Zimbra IP). Goto YAST | Network Device | Network Settings and take a look at screenshot.
- Move to Global Options tab. Mark “Enable IPv6” unchecked if you do not use IPv6 support or vice versa, leave it checked if you wish to support IPv6
- Move to Overview. Edit and pick a static IP Address. Give a subnet mask and leave host name empty. Since openSUSE 11.x supporting a simple and longer subnet mask, you could give the subnet mask as 255.255.255.0 or just /24 instead. Off course, you should adjust the setting with your environment.
- Click Next and then move to Hostname & DNS tab. Setup your hostname (eg : mail), your domain, Name Server 1,2 and 3 and domain search. Please remember that I will make a local DNS Server so pick the Zimbra IP as Name server 1. I take Name server 2 and name server 3 for my ADSL modems IP (modem DNS service) and ISP/public DNS
- Move to Routing tab and write your routing IP at Default IPv4 Gateway option. Keep the Default IPv6 Gateway option as empty unless you weren’t disabling IPv6 support on Global Options tab.
- Click OK
- Edit /etc/hosts file and add/change your setting as below
INSTALLING ADDITIONAL PACKAGE & LIBRARY :
- Install the following package using YAST or zypper : fetchmail gmp libmysqlclient15 perl-Bit-Vector perl-Carp-Clan perl-Convert-UUlib perl-Data-ShowTable perl-Date-Calc perl-DBD-mysql perl-IO-Socket-SSL perl-Net-DNS
perl-Net-IP perl-Net-SSLeay perl-Socket6 perl-Unix-Syslog perl-YAML. All package should be available on DVD installation
- Install the sysstat package by using openSUSE Build Service. Install it using zypper with the following command :
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/monitoring/openSUSE_11.1 monitoring
zypper in sysstat
mail:/opt/zimbra-auto # zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/server:/monitoring/openSUSE_11.1 monitoring
Adding repository ‘monitoring’ [done]
Repository ‘monitoring’ successfully added
mail:/opt/zimbra-auto # zypper ref
New repository or package signing key received:
Key ID: A5C23697EE454F98
Key Name: server:monitoring OBS Project <server:email@example.com>
Key Fingerprint: 8F3BC8EFF549CDCDA918D981A5C23697EE454F98
Do you want to reject the key, trust temporarily, or trust always? [R/t/a/?]: a
Retrieving repository ‘monitoring’ metadata [done]
Building repository ‘monitoring’ cache [done]
All repositories have been refreshed.
mail:/opt/zimbra-auto # zypper in sysstat
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…
Resolving package dependencies…
The following NEW package is going to be installed:
Overall download size: 206.0 K. After the operation, additional 766.0 K will be used.
Continue? [YES/no]: yes
Retrieving package sysstat-9.0.6-1.1.x86_64 (1/1), 206.0 K (766.0 K unpacked)
Retrieving: sysstat-9.0.6-1.1.x86_64.rpm [done (14.2 K/s)]
Installing: sysstat-9.0.6-1.1 [done]