Open-Xchange Virtual Appliance

0.1 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
A full installation of Open-Xchange





The Open-Xchange Virtual Appliance 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.

The virtual appliance was created with VMware Server 2, but should work in most recent VMware applications, such as VMware Fusion, VMware Player and VMware Workstation.

About Open-Xchange

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.

Default Configuration

By default, this appliance is configured with the following network static settings:

 * IP-Address:
 * Subnet:
 * DNS:
 * Gateway:


To log into the web-interface, simply point your browser to:

Open-Xchange Credentials

We have created three users: an admin master, a context master and a regular user.

Admin Master
User: oxadminmaster
Password: admin_master_password

Contect Admin
User: oxadmin
Password: oxpassword

Regular User
User: oxuser
Password: oxpassword

System Credentials

There is only one system user created on the system, namely ‘root.’

The system-user is:
User: root
Password: oxpassword1

Database: openexchange
User: openexchange
Password: db_password

Modifying Network Settings

Updating the network settings is easy.

Just run:


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 --imaplogin new-user --imapserver --smtpserver


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.
Last updated on December 8th, 2009

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