Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 53

Thread: What hardware does your zimbra system runs on

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    53
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    I'm currently running on a TravelMate 2700 3GHz P4 with 80 GB HDD 1.2GB ram with 70 users on CentOS 4.3 Pretty scary huh? It was actually a stop gap measure when the "real" server died but I've been very pleased with the performance with such inadaquate hardware that I can't wait to see how it does with a couple of Opteron 280's, 4GB ram and 3 Rator 150 GB drives in a raid 5.

    I'm a little worried about loading them with the 64 bit version of the OS, is it true that Zimbra will fail if I try?

    I'm also considering using a simpler setup with an Athlon X2 4400+ and a larger SATA (II) 3 Gb/s on the back end with 3 Travelmates on the front end, but I'm not sure what kind of horse power I would need for a load balancer like Ultra Monkey. Lotsa laptops but not alot of capitol for hardware.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    22
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dux T
    I'm a little worried about loading them with the 64 bit version of the OS, is it true that Zimbra will fail if I try?
    Yes and no. Some portions of Zimbra will not work at first because of the perl modules included in the Zimbra packages (32 bit modules, they don't work in a 64 bit Perl install). Just provide the 64 bit compiled perl modules that Zimbra needs and make sure it uses them instead of the included modules and it works perfectly.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    34
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    I'm running mine on a older supermico Dual P3, 1.4Ghz, w/ 2G RAM and two 140Gb ATA drives. Using FC4.

    This runs great, for about 10 users. I don't know if you need so much server CPU - from what I've seen it really depends on the client OS and browser-- as to how well the Ajax functions.

    I wouldn't use this to deploy to 1000 users, but I would for up to about 50.

    RAM RAM RAM is what you need- trying 3.x on a 1G system caused tomcat to eventually die.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    43
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinH
    100MB only?!? Storage is cheap. A couple 200 GB SATA drives mirror would give everybody a 1 GB quota

    Something with 2GB RAM and dual AMD/Intel CPU's should be fine.
    Would you really want to rely on SATA rather than SCSI, though?

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    San Mateo, CA
    Posts
    4,789
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by yetdog
    Would you really want to rely on SATA rather than SCSI, though?
    We've been very happy with SATA drives. YMMV but for the price and with RAID 10 it's been good to us.
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    FL, USA
    Posts
    75
    Rep Power
    9

    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by jml75
    Hello all,

    My question if for all the zimbra admins out there.

    What type off hardware are you running zimbra on?

    I'm curious because I'd like to know how zimbra scales under load and what kind of beast is required for a trouble free, high performing, usage.

    I'm running the OSS version of zimbra on the following;

    FedoraCore 4
    P4 3.2 CPU
    2 GB RAM
    300 GB Sata Seagate Disk
    MB ASUS P4P800 Deluxe
    Video 3dfx 3000 pci card - fanless...

    I originally setup it up on this computer with only 512 mb ram and the server would crash after approx running for 6 hours.....I saw that I was low on the memory spec...zimbra requires 1 gb of ram....so I though two would be great...and it is...maybe more like overkill....

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    81
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Get ready for a laugh -

    I have been running zimbra for 3 versions now on a single PIII 500 with 768MB ram and 2 60GB drives in raid 1 (software). The userload is light, about 25 users of which only 5 I think are using the ajax client. The rest are using imap. Performance is reasonable on the LAN but the box probably couldn't handle any more accounts.

    If I could get OSS to compile on solaris (sparc) then I could run Zimbra on some real hardware.

    I have tested on bigger x86 machines with more users and performance still seemed to be mostly dependant on client machine speed and browser.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Posts
    55
    Rep Power
    9

    Unhappy Total of 3 systems...

    I have a test system, where I first played with Zimbra:
    2.6 GHz Celeron D processor, 768 MB RAM, single 80 GB "Barracuda" drive.

    And 2 "live" (well, they are live on the internet, but we aren't putting users on them quite yet) systems, both are (xSeries 206m):

    Pentium 630 EMT64 @ 3.0 GHz
    2 GB ECC RAM (DDR2 4200, 533 MHz)
    2 x 160 GB SATA drives in RAID1 (mirrored)
    1 x 220 GB SATA drive mounted as backup

    One system has RHEL 4.3, 32-bit version, which has run with no quirks. The other has CentOS 4.3 64-bit version. On that one, the basic Ldap, MTA, mailbox and spellcheck run, so it's usable, but logger, antivirus, antispam and snmp don't run due to the Perl problems Rob mentioned.

    Speaking of which - Rob, I did use CPAN to download and make perl modules for Syslog, HiRes and ZLib, but antivirus (for instance) only found Syslog, and still says the other 2 are missing. Any chance you'd share your PERLLIB setting from .bashrc ? I think I must have some paths wrong

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    London, ON
    Posts
    255
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    We are in a multi server environment, some of which run inside a VMware ESX server. Done for high availability.

    MTA
    2G RAM
    Dual 3.2GHz
    3 73GB 15K SCSI in RAID 5

    ESX Server
    8G RAM
    Dual 3.2GHz
    4 73GB 15K SCSI in RAID 5

    LDAP/Mailstore (VMs)
    2G RAM
    uses ESX processor
    10GB Drives

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    79
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Thanx to all for the relies!

    I'll see how my setup turns out and post results when I'll have it running.

    Thanx again for all the infos an for sharing your experiences.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 02-04-2010, 10:06 AM
  2. huge log size
    By rmvg in forum Administrators
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-02-2007, 10:39 AM
  3. zimbra-core missing
    By kinaole in forum Developers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-02-2006, 12:59 PM
  4. Unable to start tomcat
    By chanck in forum Administrators
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-11-2006, 01:58 AM
  5. Zimbra Processor Output
    By UltraFlux in forum Installation
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-01-2006, 08:23 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •