I have been trying to get zimbra set up and I'm afraid to say that I have had near total failure.
I struggled at first with far too many "fully qualified hostname" errors. Even now I am not sure that what I managed to set (that made the installation work) isn't the cause of my ongoing woes with Zimbra.
I want to say that unless you speak english, and I mean real english, not engienglish we won't communicate well, so please use real english instead of engineering speak.
The issue I am currently having are manyfold, such as: the commands that you guys are so fond of stating should be there to run "zmstat", "zmcontrol" do not exist in my system, mail doesn't seem to be sent, cannot create shared calendars or change a calendar to shared.
Finally, after herculean efforts I have what appears to be a successful install--shy the issues with the fully qualified host name which I think is at least in part contributing to my problems now.
After what appears to be a completed successful install (without any error messages) I can go into the web browser and log in as admin and see the mail and the calendar and other features.
In attempting to test my system:
I sent an email to myself. The email shows in the sent folder but it doesn't show up in the inbox.
A special note:
In trying to resolve this I searched hard in order to figure out how to actually log in as the admin and gain the admin functions. This information is not well documented and it does not come up readily in google. Also the Zimbra online wiki pages covering admin show 404 page not found messages.
Through my long struggles:
I found out. It is https://name:7071.
What I also found out is that by default firefox blocks this request telling me that the certificate is untrustworthy or forged. It allows me to override it but really guys, I don't think this should be happening.
Once that is done and I get to the log in for admin I see the admin features and I can create accounts.
I create a couple accounts. I move from workstation to workstation attempting to log in and that works. I can even create a calendar and switch workstations and login in again and the information is retained.
When I try to send an email from one person to another say from Julie to reception the mail is not forwarded.
When I create a calendar item and I can move from computer to computer to computer and view the calendar items.
When I attempt to share the calendar by right clicking on the calendar and choose share properties, after settting all the properties the OK button is disabled and I can't save the changes.
I would appreciate any help. This has been an excruciating pain the whole way.
Keep in mind rules 1 through 10 here for this installation:
THIS machine will never ever send information out through the internet, ever, for any reason whatsoever, period. What that means is that it is an "in-house" implementation only, period, so there's never any reason to consider DNS nor anything having to do with communication with the outside world. I absolutely must reiterate. This is an in house implementation only, period.
So, keep that in mind for any assistance you give. You should never let the internet or other types of services fall into your calculation when attempting to resolve this.
Thanks In Advance.
Also, this is an important project and I have an extremely small time frame to get these issues resolved.