I have been testing Zimbra on a pretty low end box (P3 900MHz, 512Mb, IDE disk) and didn't worry too much about the slow webclient performance. On my new server that we intend to run Zimbra on, the webclient doesn't seem to be that much faster.
New server is a Dell PE 850 -
Seagate 7200RPM SATA
Adaptec PCIe RAID card (RAID 1)
Zimbra is running on Ubuntu 6.06
GB link to the core switch, this is a routed/switched network. I am the only client accessing the server at this point. To load and login, the webclient from my laptop (Dell, P4 1.8, 1GB, 100BT connection) takes aprox 70 seconds to get to my inbox. It seems to spend the most time loading the url.js script.
I've looked throught the forums and wiki and don't see that much. Some recommendations were to turn off the zimlets (done, I've unchecked the boxes in the admin gui), turn off IPv6, turn off services you don't need (might turn off spamassassin).
Right now the server is IMAP only and running HTTPS only. Does running in HTTPS mode only slow things down with all the encryption?
I can buy more RAM and bring it to 4GB, but I guess I'm a little disappointed in the load time and moving within the client with just one user. We will have aprox 60 users on the server.
Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated.