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Installing Zimbra Server on proxmox

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:52 pm
by Yonathan Hartoko
Hi, i have some problem here while i install zimbra server on proxmox

I Have CentOS 6.5 virtual on Proxmox. As you know, when we install any operating system on proxmox we should set the hostname and the DNS Server for the operating system. So, i set the hostname and DNS Server.

Then, i managed to install zimbra on the CentOS 6.5. I followed few tutorial on the internet to install zimbra. But, while i installed the zimbra, i got stuck at the proccess at launcing install.sh in the zimbra directory. At first i thought it's because the virtual server is slow to load. But then i thought there was somthing wrong.

After that i tried to install zimbra on a real server (not virtual). It did works. Then i tried to search what is wrong with my virtual server. After that, i found that the problem is right after the zimbra install the package called zimbra-proxy, then i do a cross-check with the tutorial. I found that the process was stuck at the MX configuration.

Is that problem because of the hostname that i set through the proxmox?
If it's true, can anyone help me how to solve it?

Thanks :)

Re: Installing Zimbra Server on proxmox

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:53 pm
by dominix
I have a dozen of zimbra installed on proxmox, and it works perfectly.
it make differences if you're using a KVM or a container. You should use only KVM unless you are sure of what you do.
set your machine setting (RAM,CPU...) before installing zimbra, then install zimbra like any other machine that is : take care of any details like DNS, machine name and do not install proxy if you are not using it (multi server vs single server ).
if not sure, read the docs.

good luck.

Re: Installing Zimbra Server on proxmox

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:27 am
by jorgedlcruz
dominix wrote:I have a dozen of zimbra installed on proxmox, and it works perfectly.
it make differences if you're using a KVM or a container. You should use only KVM unless you are sure of what you do.
set your machine setting (RAM,CPU...) before installing zimbra, then install zimbra like any other machine that is : take care of any details like DNS, machine name and do not install proxy if you are not using it (multi server vs single server ).
if not sure, read the docs.

good luck.


Great advice !!! :)

Just a note, proxy will be mandatory in ZCS 8.7, in ZCS 8.6 or previous withing memcache, it really makes a difference against Jetty, at End-user speed, login, etc.

Re: Installing Zimbra Server on proxmox

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:12 pm
by mrdebian
I'm using the latest Zimbra (Release 8.7.11_GA_1854.RHEL7_64_20170531151956 RHEL7_64 FOSS edition) on Proxmox 5 under a LXE container with no problem at all and is been a very busy email server with about 10k of emails in a daily basis.
The container however is configured with 32GB of RAM and 8 cores.