About the Virtual Appliance
This virtual appliance/machine includes a full installation of the popular Exchange-replacement, Zimbra. It is configured in accordance with Zimbra’s official guide on an Ubuntu 8.04 Server installation. The only two applications installed in addition to what is mentioned in Zimbra’s guide is Joe (a simple text editor) and VMware Tools.
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 Zimbra without having to spend time on configuring it.
(From zimbra.com.) Zimbra is open source server software for email and collaboration – email, group calendar, contacts, instant messaging, file storage and web document management. The Zimbra email and calendar server is available for Linux, Mac OS X and virtualization platforms. Zimbra syncs to smartphones (iPhone, BlackBerry) and desktop clients like Outlook and Thunderbird. Zimbra also features archiving and discovery for compliance.
By default, this appliance is configured with the following network static settings:
- IP-Address: 10.0.0.23
- Subnet: 255.255.255.0
- DNS: 10.0.0.10
- Gateway: 10.0.0.1
To log into the web-mail, simply point your browser to:
To log into the administration console, point your browser to:
We have created two Zimbra-users. One administrator and one user. With the admin-account you can log-into both the web-mail and the administration console, while the regular user is limited to the web-mail.
There is only one system user created on the system. The user ‘root’ does not have any password set, so you’ll have to use ‘sudo’ when performing tasks requiring more permission.
The system-user is:
Modifying Network Settings
Updating the network settings is unfortunately not an easy task, as it involves making changes to quite a few different files. These are the config-files you need to modify:
Change your netmask, default gateway etc.
Change the address to your DNS server from ’10.0.0.10′ to your actual address.
Update the IP-address from ’10.0.0.23′.
Edit the nameserver so that it matches your local IP address. By default it is 10.0.0.23.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ‘root’ password?
None. The VM is based on Ubuntu, and in Ubuntu there is no root password set by default. Instead use ’sudo’ with the user provided in the attached documentation.
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.
Zimbra is a registered trademark of Yahoo! Inc.. ESG is not affiliated with Zimbra or Yahoo! Inc..
We’ve taken down these images since it was severely out of date and not maintained.
Based on Ubuntu 8.04 with Zimbra 5.0.14 GA. Please note that the username and passwords are different from the ones mentioned above. Please consult the included README file.
- LinuxTracker listing
- Download (torrent)
Based on Ubuntu 8.04.3 Server with Zimbra 6.03 GA.
- Bittorrent (preferred)
If you got any feedback or questions regarding this virtual appliance, please use this forum.