How to Install Zimbra on Ubuntu 20.04


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Installing Zimbra on Ubuntu 20.04

Zimbra is a full-featured and enterprise-class email server and collaboration platform. It provides email, calendaring, tasks, and document management capabilities, making it suitable for both small and large organizations. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of installing Zimbra on Ubuntu 20.04.


Before you begin, make sure you have:

  • A freshly installed Ubuntu 20.04 server.
  • A domain name pointed to your server IP address.
  • Basic knowledge of the command line.

Step 1: Update System Packages

First, let's update the system packages to their latest versions.

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install Dependencies

Zimbra requires several dependencies to be installed. Run the following command to install them.

$ sudo apt install libaio1 netcat-openbsd ncurses-compat-libs libstdc++6 unzip

Step 3: Download Zimbra

Next, go to the Zimbra downloads page (https://www.zimbra.com/downloads/) and download the latest Zimbra Collaboration Open Source Edition (OSE) package for Ubuntu 20.04.

$ wget "https://files.zimbra.com/downloads/8.8.15_GA/zcs-8.8.15_GA_3869.UBUNTU20_64.20200817084717.tgz"

Step 4: Extract Zimbra Archive

Once the download is complete, extract the downloaded Zimbra archive.

$ tar xvf zcs-8.8.15_GA_3869.UBUNTU20_64.20200817084717.tgz

Step 5: Install Zimbra

Change to the extracted directory.

$ cd zcs-8.8.15_GA_3869.UBUNTU20_64.20200817084717

Run the Zimbra installer.

$ sudo ./install.sh

Follow the on-screen instructions to configure Zimbra. Make sure to provide the correct domain name and admin password.

Step 6: Access Zimbra Web Interface

Once the installation is complete, you can access the Zimbra web interface by opening your web browser and visiting https://your-domain.com:7071. Replace your-domain.com with your actual domain name.

That's it! You have successfully installed Zimbra on Ubuntu 20.04.

Note: Zimbra is a complex application with many features and configuration options. It is recommended to consult the official Zimbra documentation for detailed instructions on how to use and manage the platform.

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