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    Default Best/Recommended OS solution

    Hi there

    We are currently looking into Zimbra, looking to roll it out with our company over the next 3 weeks.

    I'm currently working with the IT team testing etc (and loving it)

    Right now we are running Community Edition on Fedora Core 5
    We have a trial license for a Network Trial running on OpenSuSE, however I read that as of ZCS version 5 OpenSuSE will no longer be supported.

    What OS is the recommended. We don't particularly want to pay for Red Hat - we've stuck with CentOS for all our current servers. What is the recommended OS for Zimbra?

    Thanks

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    Well for the Network Edition you will need to use a supported operating system if you want to take advantage of the support provided by the Network Edition.

    I would personally recommend RHEL 4, you can get a basic subscription for $300 and a small price to pay to ensure you have the support for your email services that you need.

    While CentOS is binary compatible, I do not believe that Zimbra support would be extended for it when running it in place of RHEL.

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    Thanks for the welcome

    You are right $300 is a small price to pay for this stability - esp in comparison to Exchange

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    RHEL4 is the most tested platform internally. There are network and open source builds for Ubuntu which may be more cost effective for those on a budget.
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    Personally, I am going to be waiting around for the SLES10 NE. Hear that Zimbra? step on it already.

    RedHat is definately starting to s*ck with their new RHEL5(b2). Junk. Really. (and yes, I know it's a beta, but still.. wow) I administer a farm of RHEL4/AS servers, and I'm dying to migrate the whole shooting match over to SLES10 rather than upgrading to RHEL5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AimanA View Post
    Personally, I am going to be waiting around for the SLES10 NE. Hear that Zimbra? step on it already.
    vote with your wallet at sales@zimbra.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcmac View Post
    vote with your wallet at sales@zimbra.com
    That would be a management decision, guided by my recommendations. I'm not the guy you talk to for money.. I'm just the one in the back pulling the strings.

    Needless to say, it would be a decent sized installation for a company that I am consulting for this next few months..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AimanA View Post
    That would be a management decision, guided by my recommendations. I'm not the guy you talk to for money.. I'm just the one in the back pulling the strings.

    Needless to say, it would be a decent sized installation for a company that I am consulting for this next few months..
    Call sales and say "I'm the recommender for an XXXX seat deployment, and I want SuSE10 NE, where is it?"
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