Zarafa VMware virtual appliance
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Zarafa currently offers the Z-Admin appliances in two different flavors for demo purposes of the Zarafa Collaboration Platform.
The Z-Admin Appliance is a VMware (or Virtualbox) appliance which includes the web-based admin GUI Z-Admin and the full Zarafa Collaboration Platform. These appliances include Zarafa version 7 and are based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. They can be downloaded on http://www.zarafa.com/content/virtual-appliance
Please note that while Z-Admin offers an easy to use interface, it is not (yet) suitable for advanced setups (i.e. no support for multi-server and multi-tenancy).
Install the virtual machine software
First you must download VMware Player or VirtualBox to open Virtual Appliance
For Virtual Appliance installation in VMware Player follow these steps:
- Open VMware player and click on Open a Virtual Machine
- Select the downloaded Virtual Appliance file
- Then choose import in the dialog
- After importing the file you can start Virtual Appliance in VMware player
For Virtual Appliance installation in VirtualBox follow these steps:
- Open VirtualBox and click on File and choose Import Appliance
- In the next window you click on Choose and select the downloaded Virtual Appliance file
- After importing the file you can start Virtual Appliance in VirtualBox
Start the Virtual Appliance
When you start the Virtual Appliance and the boot sequence has completed, you will see this screen:
Note: If the IP address is 0.0.0.0, then the appliance did not get an IP address and you must change your Virtual Machine settings. See the trouble shooting section below.
Logging in for the first time
To use Zarafa Webaccess browse to http://<ip-address>/webaccess
You can see your IP address on the bluescreen. User the demo1 and demo2 users to send emails to each other and schedule meetings. (Using Z-Admin to change the settings this virtual appliance can actually be configured to receive external email for demo purposes)
Managing the Zarafa server and the system
The system can be configured from the Z-Admin WebInterface, which can be accessed on https://<ip-address>:10000
The following credentials can be used for the login.
Username: admin Password: admin
For the full description of all options in the Z-Admin administration interface, see http://doc.zarafa.com/trunk/ZAdmin/en-US/html-single
This is a Z-admin interface of your Virtual Appliance from your Virtual machine. You can change everything on the Z-admin and you can check this on the Zarafa Webaccess.
Follow these steps to change your network settings in VirtualBox (don't forget to shut down your virtual machine)
Select the Virtual Appliance. (It must be named zadmin). Click on settings
Go to the Network tab and change your adapter 1 setting to Host Only Adapter ( It is standard on Bridged Adapter) . Click ok to accept these setting
Now restart your Virtual machine and your IP must be changed to a local IP. That IP address can you use to browse tot the Z-admin and Webaccess
Follow these steps to change your network settings in VMware Player (don't forget to shut down your virtual machine)
Select the virtual machine zadmin-ubuntu_OVF10 and click on edit virtual machine settings
Go to the network adapters tab and select NAT. After that click OK en reboot your Virtual Appliance and your IP must be changed to a local IP. That IP address can you use to browse tot the Z-admin and Webaccess
If you have any (technical) questions about Zarafa virtual appliance please create a forum post on http://forums.zarafa.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you may also choose to chat with our community at the Zarafa IRC/Webchat