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Zimbra and Openstack

Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 9:24 pm
by Kamzata

A simple question: is it possible install and use Zimbra on Openstack? Does it makes sense?


Zimbra and Openstack

Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 12:22 am
by phoenix

A simple answer, no. [:)]


Zimbra and Openstack

Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 4:07 am
by Kamzata
This is a short answer :). Thank you.

Zimbra and Openstack

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:54 am
by syslint
Openstack is a cloud platform You can install zimbra in a openstack cloud VM like any other software.

Re: Zimbra and Openstack

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:32 pm
by Zied FAKHFAKH
If I may
Of course you can install Zimbra on openstack, I saw that, it's still running (snapshots take hours ...)
IMHO, Openstack is an IaaS platform, made for "on-demand " deployments
your zimbra server, I guess, is a permanent installation, and if it's huge, it will be heavy on I/Os so why bother the overhead of swift/glance (or ceph) for something permanent where you have the possibility to manage on a RAW LUN from your storage.

If you choose to install on openstack, please report back the performance

take care

Re: Zimbra and Openstack

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 1:50 pm
by L. Mark Stone
Zied FAKHFAKH wrote:If I may
Of course you can install Zimbra on openstack, I saw that, it's still running (snapshots take hours ...)
IMHO, Openstack is an IaaS platform, made for "on-demand " deployments
your zimbra server, I guess, is a permanent installation, and if it's huge, it will be heavy on I/Os so why bother the overhead of swift/glance (or ceph) for something permanent where you have the possibility to manage on a RAW LUN from your storage.

If you choose to install on openstack, please report back the performance

take care


We've hosted more than 20K email domains on multiple Zimbra systems all running on CloudStack with no issues. I/O is I/O, so while the SAN > Hypervisor > VM adds some overhead, if you have good I/O there will be no issues.

In our experience, active email systems are some of the most I/O intensive applications out there, so even if you run Zimbra on physical metal servers, you still need performant storage for many of the /opt/zimbra/ subdirectories.

Hope that helps,
Mark

Re: Zimbra and Openstack

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:42 pm
by ajcody

Re: Zimbra and Openstack

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 6:48 pm
by yayantritaryana
I can say it's running well, i have Zimbra Multi Server running on Open Stack

Re: Zimbra and Openstack

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:33 pm
by jorgedlcruz
Openstack is a platform for Cloud Platform, and then at the bottom, you can have different Virtualization, usually using the native KVM, but even VMware:

In Openstack you have as well different Storage implementations as Ceph, Swift, Gluster, etc:

So, you need to let us know more exact about your Openstack implementation, as if you are using a regular VMware environment but in top Openstack to orchestrate the VM, etc. Then I will say it's supported, as Zimbra supports VMware, same as if you are using the usual KVM virtualization and LVM, but for other cases or scenarios, should work, but it will mark as "not supported" for Zimbra, as the QA has not tested all the scenarios with Openstack.

Best regards

Re: Zimbra and Openstack

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:36 pm
by jorgedlcruz