I just did a Zimbra install on FC3. Am pasting the install logfile below - (I chopped out some lengthy "standard" parts and also substituted my hostname with server.somecompany.org).

I did some troubleshooting steps from this forum. When I do "zmcontrol status" , I get:

[zimbra@server ~]$ zmcontrol status
Calling GetServiceInfoRequest (server.somecompany.org)

Soap call failed: 500 read timeout at /opt/zimbra/bin/zmcontrol line 230

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also I tried:

[root@server zimbra]# /etc/init.d/zimbra restart
Calling ShutDownRequest (server.somecompany.org)

Calling startup (server.somecompany.org)

perl /opt/zimbra/bin/zmmon &

Soap call failed: 500 read timeout at /opt/zimbra/bin/zmcontrol line 230

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Any help will be greatly appreciated! I'm pretty excited about testing and deploying Zimbra!!! Very cool product from the online demo.

Thanks,
Terry

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Preparing packages for installation...
zimbra-core-3.0.M1_21.FC3-20050920155949_
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException localhost:389)
Preparing packages for installation...
zimbra-ldap-3.0.M1_21.FC3-20050920155949_
Preparing packages for installation...
zimbra-mta-3.0.M1_21.FC3-20050920155949_
Preparing packages for installation...
zimbra-snmp-3.0.M1_21.FC3-20050920155949_
Preparing packages for installation...
zimbra-store-3.0.M1_21.FC3-20050920155949_
COMMAND: /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmmyinit
* Creating required directories
* Generating mysql config /opt/zimbra/conf/my.cnf
* Creating database in /opt/zimbra/db/data
* Starting mysql server
* Loading schema /opt/zimbra/db/db.sql
* Loading version from /opt/zimbra/db/versions-init.sql
* Setting random password for mysql root user in zimbra local config
* Setting random password for mysql zimbra user in zimbra local config
* Changing mysql root user password
* Changing mysql zimbra user password
* Changed zimbra mysql user password
COMMAND: zmlocalconfig -e zimbra_server_hostname=server.somecompany.org
COMMAND: zmlocalconfig -e ldap_host=server.somecompany.org
COMMAND: zmlocalconfig -e ldap_port=389
COMMAND: /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmldapinit
Started slapd: pid 5108.........................

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COMMAND: zmprov cs server.somecompany.org
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException server.somecompany.org:389)
COMMAND: zmprov cd server.somecompany.org
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException server.somecompany.org:389)
COMMAND: zmprov mcf zimbraDefaultDomainName server.somecompany.org
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException server.somecompany.org:389)
COMMAND: zmprov ca admin@server.somecompany.org tiananmen2001 zimbraIsAdminAccount TRUE
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException server.somecompany.org:389)
COMMAND: zmprov aaa admin@server.somecompany.org postmaster@server.somecompany.org
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException server.somecompany.org:389)
COMMAND: id=`zmprov gs server.somecompany.org | grep zimbraId | awk '{print $2}'`; for i in `zmprov gc default | grep zimbraMailHostPool | sed 's/zimbraMailHostPool: //'`; do host="$host zimbraMailHostPool $i"; done; zmprov mc default $host zimbraMailHostPool $id
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException server.somecompany.org:389)
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException server.somecompany.org:389)
zmprov [cmd] [args ...]...............

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creating /opt/zimbra/conf/swatchrc
COMMAND: zmprov ms server.somecompany.org zimbraServiceInstalled ldap zimbraServiceInstalled mailbox zimbraServiceInstalled mta zimbraServiceInstalled antivirus zimbraServiceInstalled antispam zimbraServiceInstalled snmp
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException server.somecompany.org:389)
COMMAND: zmprov ms server.somecompany.org zimbraServiceEnabled ldap zimbraServiceEnabled mailbox zimbraServiceEnabled mta zimbraServiceEnabled antivirus zimbraServiceEnabled antispam zimbraServiceEnabled snmp
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException server.somecompany.org:389)
COMMAND: zmlocalconfig -e zimbra_services="ldap mailbox mta antivirus antispam snmp"
COMMAND: zmcreatecert
** Creating CA private key

Generating a 1024 bit RSA private key
.................++++++
.......++++++
writing new private key to '/opt/zimbra/ssl/ssl/ca/ca.key'
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** Creating CA cert

Signature ok
subject=/C=US/ST=N/A/L=N/A/O=Zimbra Collaboration Suite/CN=server.somecompany.org
Getting Private key
** Importing CA

Certificate was added to keystore
keytool error: java.io.FileNotFoundException: /opt/zimbra/java/jre/lib/security/cacerts (Permission denied)
** Creating keystore

** Creating server cert request

** Signing cert request

Signature ok
subject=/C=US/ST=NA/L=NA/O=Zimbra/OU=Zimbra/CN=server.somecompany.org
Getting CA Private Key
Signature ok
subject=/C=US/ST=NA/L=NA/O=Zimbra/OU=Zimbra/CN=server.somecompany.org
Getting Private key
COMMAND: zmcertinstall mailbox
** Importing server cert

keytool error: java.lang.Exception: Failed to establish chain from reply
COMMAND: zmtlsctl http
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException server.somecompany.org:389)
COMMAND: zmcertinstall mta /opt/zimbra/ssl/ssl/server/smtpd.crt /opt/zimbra/ssl/ssl/ca/ca.key
** Importing server cert

COMMAND: zmlocalconfig -e ssl_allow_untrusted_certs=true
COMMAND: zmcontrol startup
Calling startup (server.somecompany.org)

perl /opt/zimbra/bin/zmmon &

Soap call failed: 500 read timeout at /opt/zimbra/bin/zmcontrol line 230

COMMAND: zmlocalconfig -s > .localconfig.save.3732
COMMAND: zmprov gs server.somecompany.org > .zmprov.server.somecompany.org.save.3732
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException server.somecompany.org:389)
COMMAND: zmprov gacf server.somecompany.org > .zmprov.gacf.save.3732
ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException server.somecompany.org:389)