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    Default Updating Zimbra Host/Server Name

    We have a zimbra FOSS installation that was originally created with the host/server name of zcs.domain.local. This is causing issues with certificate errors, since our certificate is actually for I found some instructions for updating this, but they are for Zimbra 6 and below; we are on Zimbra 8.0.5_GA_5839.FOSS, though.

    Any ideas on how to update this? It does not appear to be able to be changed in the GUI, and when I tried to follow the instructions for 6 and below, it did not work. Thanks for any assistance with this!


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    Follow this and you should be good

    1. Stop the flow of mail/Zimbra and take backup.
    2. The new hostname must exist in the DNS before zmsetservername is run. If it does not already exist in the DNS, we need to add the new hostname to the DNS now.
    Note: If the box is duplicate of production server, prevent this server from affecting the production server by halting communications between test and live servers.
    3. execute the following commands:
    su - zimbra
    /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmsetservername -o -n (replace old and new hostnames as per your requirement).
    4. Reconfigured the system for its new hostname as necessary for the operating system, (very important to do this AFTER step 3 - edited /etc/hosts & /etc/sysconfig/network files and update the new hostname in Red Hat).
    5. Reboot
    Always ready to help.

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    Thanks Raunaq,
    That looks about like the same instructions as the 6.0 ones. But, I'll give it a shot. I'll try it tonight.


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    Well, that was no luck... Everything appeared to work while running the commands, but after the restart kept getting errors that the logger did not start, and the mailboxd did not start... When I run zmcontrol status I get:
     zmcontrol status
    Unable to determine enabled services from ldap.
    Enabled services read from cache. Service list may be inaccurate.
            antispam                Running
            antivirus               Running
            ldap                    Running
            logger                  Stopped
                    zmlogswatchctl is not running
            mailbox                 Stopped
                    zmmailboxdctl is not running.
            memcached               Running
            mta                     Running
            opendkim                Running
            proxy                   Running
            snmp                    Running
            spell                   Running
            stats                   Running
            vmware-ha               Stopped
                    vmware-ha is not runnning.
            zmconfigd               Stopped
                    zmconfigd is not running.
    Any thoughts? Thanks for any further help...


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