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CentOS Linux Server Guide

CentOS Mail Server


Installing Zimbra Collaboration Server on CentOS
(Part 1: CentOS 6 Minimum Installation)

Installing Zimbra Collaboration Server (ZCS) on CentOS Linux is not straight forward task. In this section,
we are showing you a easy to follow step-by-step guide installation.
For this guide we are installing ZCS 7 on CentOS 6.2 64bits server
Prerequisite Requirement:

Centos Version: E:\CentOS-6.2-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso


ZCS Version: zcs-NETWORK-7.2.0_GA_2669.RHEL6_64
My server ZCS server information
Mail server Hostname : mail.1a-centoserver.local
IP address
Step1: Install CentOS6.2 with minimum installation.
Navigate to Install or upgrade an exisitng system. Hit Enter to install

Follow all the steps, accept all default settings. Make sure that you choose Minimum installation for CentOS.
Reboot the server upon finish the installation

Step2: Setup the network card ip address, gateway and DNS


vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
Fill in the following information, your network card might be different from me
DEVICE="eth0"
HWADDR="00:0C:29:C1:86:E3"
NM_CONTROLLED="yes"
ONBOOT="yes"
IPADDR=192.168.142.7
PREFIX=24
GATEWAY=192.168.142.2
DNS1=192.168.142.7
DNS2=8.8.8.8

Make sure your /etc/resov.conf is as below


# cat /etc/resolv.conf
nameserver 192.168.142.7
nameserver 8.8.8.8

Step3 : Restart the network card to take effect


# /etc/init.d/network restart

Here are the eth0 ipaddress.

#ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:29:C1:86:E3
inet addr:192.168.142.7 Bcast:192.168.142.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20c:29ff:fec1:86e3/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:261 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:234 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:26506 (25.8 KiB) TX bytes:29393 (28.7 KiB)
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:828 (828.0 b) TX bytes:828 (828.0 b)

Test: Make sure you can ping external network 8.8.4.4 and centos.org

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