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Zimbra ubuntu 16.04 in virtualbox

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:08 pm
by extromen
Hi guys,

im so sorry, i dont have too experience with zimbra and can you give me please advice. I already installed ubuntu 16.04 in virtualbox and then i tried to install zimbra, but i know, that i need to set dns (set ip, FQDN, hostname), can you give me please advice what all i need and how to set in virtualbox? This machine is just inside virtualbox with ip 10.0.2.15 and i want zimbra just to test in LAN. So is there any option how to set hostname,FQDN just in ubuntu in virtualbox to install zimbra? Can you please give me advice how to set this?

Thank you very much!

Re: Zimbra ubuntu 16.04 in virtualbox

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:55 pm
by 10424bofh
uhm i dont remeber

either its enough to set the hostname in /etc/hosts as a fully qualified
or
you also need an dns entry

i think the easiest way would be to just install bind9 and setup and internal domain
and set the resolve.conf to point at localhost

you can create any domain you want locally in bind 9 and dont worry bind9 will lookup any other domain not defined in its config over the root dns server
or on a forwarding host defined in its config.

shouldnt be to hard, normaly a 10 minute job

Re: Zimbra ubuntu 16.04 in virtualbox

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:00 am
by phoenix
The easiest thing to do would be to read the Split DNS wiki article, it tells you everything you need to know.

Re: Zimbra ubuntu 16.04 in virtualbox

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:49 pm
by jorgedlcruz
Hi guys,
As phoenix said, read the SplitDNs article is a good idea, another one is following this blog post, especially the DNS part with dnsmasq, much more lightweight than bind, and easy to configure too.

Best regards