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Installation of Zimbra Collaboration Suite on centos 7

A Mail Server (Sometimes Known as an Email Server) is a server that Sends and receives Email. It is one of the most critical servers for any organization as all communication is done via mail only. So We have multiple available software for Email servers but Today we will be discussing “ZIMBRA” one of the leading mail server solutions.


Zimbra Mail Server or ZCS (Zimbra Collaboration Suite) comes in two versions, Open source, and Enterprise Version.

Prerequisites of Zimbra Collaboration Suite


– Minimal Centos 7 without any mail, databases, LDAP, DNS, or HTTP servers up and running.

– FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name), In My case “”

– A and MX record for your server

The below article will show you how to install Open Source ZCS 8.8.15 on a Centos 7.

Step1. System Updates


Before proceeding further first update the system with the below command

# yum update -y

Step2. Configure Hostname


Set the hostname

#hostnamectl set-hostname


Now reboot the server


Edit entry in “/etc/hosts”

#echo “XX.XX.XX.XX”  >> /etc/hosts

NOTE: You have to set your own public IP.


To see the file

#cat /etc/hosts

Step3. Installing Zimbra dependencies


Now Install some Zimbra required  packages using yum

# yum install unzip net-tools sysstat openssh-clients perl-core libaio nmap-ncat wget -y

Step4. Download latest Version Zimbra (ZCS 8.8.15)


Create a directory in /home with the name “zimbra”

#mkdir zimbra

#cd zimbra


Use “wget” command to download the  latest Version Zimbra (ZCS 8.8.15) From terminal


Step5. Extract and install ZCS

Extract the downloaded file

#tar xfz zcs-8.8.15_GA_3869.RHEL7_64.20190918004220.tgz


Change the directory and run the install script.

#cd zcs-8.8.15_GA_3869.RHEL7_64.20190918004220


Now Accept the License, Press “Y”

Now you have to press “Y” for installing Zimbra components

Now Press “Y” to modify the system

Now related packages will start installing


Now It will prompt you to change your domain name Press “yes”

Create domain name :

Now we have to Set the admin Password so Press “7” and then “4” to set the admin user password.


Now press “r” to go to the previous menu and then “a” to apply the changes.

Step6: Open the below ports in the firewall and restart the firewall



Step7: Access from a web browser


Now open web browser and type “”