Zimbra Virtual Appliance0.2

Other/Proprietary License
A full installation of Zimbra





The Zimbra Virtual Appliance 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.

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 Zimbra

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.

Default Configuration

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

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


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

To log into the administration console, point your browser to:

Zimbra Credentials

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.

User: admin@mail.example.com
Password: zpassword

Regular user
User: zuser@mail.example.com
Password: zpassword

System Credentials

There is only one system user created on the system. The user ‘root’ does not have any password set, so you’ll have to user ’sudo’ when performing tasks requiring more permission.

The system-user is:
User: zadmin
Password: zpassword1

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 ‘′ to your actual address.

Update the IP-address from ‘′.

Edit the nameserver so that it matches your local IP address. By default it is


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..
Last updated on December 8th, 2009

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