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    Default [Feasible?] My desired configuration

    I have Zimbra 3.1.3 up and running fine and it's trundling along smoothly for my users. The server is a 2.8GHz machine with 4GB RAM and 160GB hdd space. Given that I have only 12 email users, it's a little waste of resources to dedicate the whole thing to Zimbra alone (at least where my department budget is concerned).

    What I would like to do is to run Zimbra along with a few resource-light websites and web applications in the following configuration:

    1) Apache reverse proxy as the front facing httpd service bound on ports 80, 443 and 7071
    2) Zimbra web mail front end bound on port 2000 (non-SSL) and the reverse proxy will forward all requests directed to https://webmail.mydomain.com:443 to it
    3)Zimbra web admin bound on port 7071 (NON-SSL) and the reverse proxy will forward all requests directed to https://webadmin.mydomain.com:7071 to it.
    4) All other requests will be handled internally by the httpd server.

    Is this configuration possible?

    thanks
    wong

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    I put our mail server ( now Zimbra ) on VMware server in it's own guest system/instance and have 8 other servers on same VMware server
    ( VMware server is free by the way ).
    Using Dell 1.2Ghz Dual PIII with 2.5 Gb memory.
    Running at 20% ( 80% Idle ).

    I host 6 domains ( smtp ) with about 50 or so users total.
    Other virtual servers are DNS and Websites and even Checkpoint Firewall Mangement Server and VPN Server.

    Maybe a better idea, eh?
    You have a beefier server so, you should be OK.
    Worth a test anyway.
    If something goes horrably wrong, just shut down the VMware session that's causing the issue and you can even move it to another VMware server if needed.

    Has other advantages as well.

    YMMV and IMHO I guess ...... ;-)

    Scotty

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    Default XEN my Way :)

    Quote Originally Posted by scottnelson
    I put our mail server ( now Zimbra ) on VMware server in it's own guest system/instance and have 8 other servers on same VMware server
    ( VMware server is free by the way ).
    Scotty
    Why use VMware if we have Xen ?

    I have a Xen setup with four VMs running on top of it. One ist a zimbra server.
    All running on top of Fedora 5.
    The VMs are: Firewall and Proxy and Vpn, Apache Front End, DataBase Server, Application Server (Tomcat).
    The server is a Pentium D (Dual Core) 2,8 Ghz with 2G RAM. And SATA Disks, you need fast disks
    Patricio Bruna
    http://www.itlinux.cl

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