Install Zimbra 8.7 on CentOS7 all in one server

We will look into installing Zimbra 8.7 on a single server.  All components like Zimbra LDAP, MTA , mailbox server will be installed on single instance of CentOS 7

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Installed CentOS 7 minimal
Set selinux to permissive

#vi /etc/selinux/config

Disable Firewall for now.

#systemctl disable firewalld

Patch the system with latest updates

#yum update -y

Set the hostname

systemctl set-hostname zimbra.local
vi /etc/hosts
x.x.x.x    zimbra.local

Disable postfix

#systemctl disable postfix

Reboot the system


#yum install perl perl-core ntpl nmap sudo libidn gmp libaio libstdc++ unzip sysstat sqlite -y

Download Zimbra from
1. Unpack the file

tar xzvf zcs-8.7.0_GA_1659.RHEL7_64.20160628202714.tgz 

2. cd into zcs.. directory

cd zcs-8.7.0_GA_1659.RHEL7_64.20160628202714

3. Run installation script


Make correct selections on the menu

Do you agree with the terms of the software license agreement? [N] Y

Checking for installable packages

Found zimbra-core
Found zimbra-ldap
Found zimbra-logger
Found zimbra-mta
Found zimbra-dnscache
Found zimbra-snmp
Found zimbra-store
Found zimbra-apache
Found zimbra-spell
Found zimbra-memcached
Found zimbra-proxy

Use Zimbra's package repository [Y] Y
Importing Zimbra GPG key
Configuring package repository

Select the packages to install

Install zimbra-ldap [Y] Y

Install zimbra-logger [Y] Y

Install zimbra-mta [Y] Y

Install zimbra-dnscache [Y] Y

Install zimbra-snmp [Y] Y

Install zimbra-store [Y] Y

Install zimbra-apache [Y] Y

Install zimbra-spell [Y] Y

Install zimbra-memcached [Y] Y

Install zimbra-proxy [Y] Y
Checking required space for zimbra-core
Checking space for zimbra-store
Checking required packages for zimbra-store
zimbra-store package check complete.


The system will be modified.  Continue? [N] Y

At the end you will get menu with configuration. Make sure you change all required password and take a node of all configuration settings.

Store configuration

   1) Status:                                  Enabled                       
   2) Create Admin User:                       yes                           
   3) Admin user to create:               
   4) Admin Password                           set                           
   5) Anti-virus quarantine user:    
   6) Enable automated spam training:          yes                           
   7) Spam training user:            
   8) Non-spam(Ham) training user:   
   9) SMTP host:                                
  10) Web server HTTP port:                    8080                          
  11) Web server HTTPS port:                   8443                          
  12) Web server mode:                         https                         
  13) IMAP server port:                        7143                          
  14) IMAP server SSL port:                    7993                          
  15) POP server port:                         7110                          
  16) POP server SSL port:                     7995                          
  17) Use spell check server:                  yes                           
  18) Spell server URL:              
  19) Enable version update checks:            TRUE                          
  20) Enable version update notifications:     TRUE                          
  21) Version update notification email:     
  22) Version update source email:        
  23) Install mailstore (service webapp):      yes                           
  24) Install UI (zimbra,zimbraAdmin webapps): yes                           

Select, or 'r' for previous menu [r] r

Main menu

   1) Common Configuration:                                                  
   2) zimbra-ldap:                             Enabled                       
   3) zimbra-logger:                           Enabled                       
   4) zimbra-mta:                              Enabled                       
   5) zimbra-dnscache:                         Enabled                       
   6) zimbra-snmp:                             Enabled                       
   7) zimbra-store:                            Enabled                       
   8) zimbra-spell:                            Enabled                       
   9) zimbra-proxy:                            Enabled                       
  10) Default Class of Service Configuration:                                
   s) Save config to file                                                    
   x) Expand menu                                                            
   q) Quit                                    

*** CONFIGURATION COMPLETE - press 'a' to apply
Select from menu, or press 'a' to apply config (? - help) 

Press a to apply the changes.


Migrating mailboxes to your new server

If you need to migrate mailboxes from your old mail server you will need to first install tool called imapsync

On a CentOS 7


yum install imapsync


Ones tool installed it is very simple to migrate mail. You can also script it for multiple mailboxes.


imapsync \
–host1 name_of_old_mailserver –user1 username_old_server –password1 password_for_user \
–host2 new_zimbra_server –user2 new_username –password2 new_password


If you get “NO CAPABILITY for AUTHENTICATE LOGIN” error then add –tls2 switch


–host1 name_of_old_mailserver –user1 username_old_server –password1 password_for_user \
–host2 new_zimbra_server –user2 new_username –password2 new_password –tls2