About the Virtual Appliance
This virtual appliance/machine includes a full installation of the popular email collaboration software Open-Xchange. In addition to Open-Xchange, we’ve also installed Dovecot, as Open-Xchange is not bundled with any IMAP/POP3 server. We’ve also installed Joe (a simple text editor) and VMware Tools.
The appliance was installed using Open-Xchange official guideline.
We strongly discourage you against using this appliance in production. It is intended to be a simple turn-key solution for users and administrators who want to take a closer look at Open-Xchange without having to spend time on configuring it.
Open-Xchange is a collaboration platform available both as a community edition and as a commercial edition. This Appliance is based on the community edition.
For more information about Open-Xchange, please visit Open-Xchange’s website.
By default, this appliance is configured with the following network static settings:
- IP-Address: 192.168.10.228
- Subnet: 255.255.255.0
- DNS: 192.168.10.1
- Gateway: 192.168.10.1
To log into the web-interface, simply point your browser to:
We have created three users: an admin master, a context master and a regular user.
There is only one system user created on the system, namely ‘root.’
The system-user is:
Modifying Network Settings
Updating the network settings is easy.
Modify the network settings according to your needs.
Adding a user
Since the Dovecot is not integrated with Open-Xchange, we need to create two users: one for Dovecot and one for Open-Xchange. This is how you do it. Replace ‘new-user’ with your user.
Create a local user (required for Dovecot):
$ adduser -m -s /bin/false new-user
$ passwd new-user
Create the Open-Xchange user:
$ /opt/open-xchange/sbin/createuser -c 1 -A oxadmin -P oxpassword -u new-user -d "Test User" -g Test -s User -p oxpassword -e firstname.lastname@example.org --imaplogin new-user --imapserver 127.0.0.1 --smtpserver 127.0.0.1
Email Service Guide (ESG) is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use of this virtual appliance.
Open-Xchange is a registered trademark of Open-Xchange Inc.. ESG is not affiliated with Scalix or Xandros Corporation.
We’ve taken down the image since it was severely out of date and not maintained.
Based on CentOS 5.4 with Open-Xchange 6.14.0 Rev6 (Community Edition).
- Bittorrent (preferred)
If you got any feedback or questions regarding this virtual appliance, please use this forum.