ZCS Administrator's Guide 7.2.3
ZCS Administrator's Guide 7.2.3
Open Source Edition


Using the Administration Console > About the Administration Console

About the Administration Console
When global administrators log on to the administration console, the right Content pane displays the Server Status and the left Navigation pane displays all the functions exposed through the console.
The area above the Content pane includes the Search function, the Help Desk and the Downloads links.
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Search and Advanced Search allow you to quickly find accounts, aliases, distribution lists and resources for editing.
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Search Zimbra searches Zimbra’s wiki, forums, and documentation. This is a powerful unified search to quickly find answers to common questions.
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Help Desk includes the Help, and links to ZCSdocumentation
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Downloads includes a link to download migration wizards, import wizard, and other useful downloads.
Administration Console - Server Status Page
The Navigation pane on the left includes the following sections and folders:
Addresses
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Accounts. Lists all accounts. In the Accounts folder, you create and manage end-user accounts, setting options, class of service, passwords and aliases for an account.
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Aliases. Lists all aliases that have been created in Accounts. You can use the Move Alias feature from the toolbar to move an alias from one account to another.
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Distribution Lists. Lists all distribution lists. You can create new distribution lists and add or delete members of a distribution list.
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Resources. Lists location or equipment that can be scheduled for a meeting. You can create new resources and set the scheduling policy for the resource.
Configuration
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Class of Service. Lists classes of service (COS) that have been created. As a minimum, the default COS is displayed. You can create, edit, or delete COS definitions.
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Domains. Lists the domain in the ZCS environment. You can create and manage domains, configure GAL, and configure the authentication mechanism to be used for that domain.
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Servers. Lists the servers, the host name and description. You can configure services, MTA, SMTP, IMAP, and POP features for servers.
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Zimlets. You can add new Zimlets, set access privileges by COS and by individual accounts and disable and uninstall Zimlets from ZCS.
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Admin Extensions. You can create custom modules to add to the Zimbra administration console user interface. You can use the administration console to easily upload and install your modules
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Global Settings. From the Global Settings folder, you set the global defaults rules for GAL search results, acceptance of incoming attachments, for MTA, POP, IMAP, anti-spam and anti-virus configuration. These default settings are used when personal options and COS settings are not set.
Monitoring
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Server Status. Shows the current status, either On or Off, for all servers that are running Zimbra MTA, Zimbra LDAP, Zimbra Store, SNMP, and the anti-virus service.
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Server Statistics. Shows both system-wide and server specific data about the inbound message volume, inbound message count, anti-spam/anti-virus activity and disk usage for messages processed in the last 48 hours, 30 days, 60 days, and the last year. Server specific data includes a Session tab that shows active session information for the Web Client, Administrators, and IMAP, and a Mailbox Quota tab that shows quotas for individual accounts.
Tools
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Mail Queues. Shows the number of messages on the Zimbra MTA that are in the Deferred, Incoming, Active, and Hold queues.
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Account Migration. Zimbra migration tool used to import users mailboxes, including messages, calendars, and contacts to ZCS.
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Certificates. You can easily install, manage, and view self-signed and commercial certificate details for Zimbra servers from the administration console.
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Software Updates. The Software Updates feature can be set up to notify administrators when newer ZCS updates are available. Software Updates is configured with how often to check for updates and the email address that receives the notification.
Searches
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In the Searches section of the Navigation pane, several popular search queries, including search for inactive accounts, search for locked out accounts, and search for closed accounts, are available.
Managing Tasks from the Administration Console
From the administration console, the global administrator can do the following:
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Check to see if new ZCS updates are available
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See the Managing ZCS Configuration chapter for information about how to configure these functions.
Tasks Not Available from Administration UI
The Zimbra command-line interface (CLI) is another method of configuring and maintaining the Zimbra system. The CLI tool set contains utilities that are not available through the administration console. The CLI options are executed on each server individually.
Use CLI command utilities for the following. See Appendix A Command-Line Utilities for details about the commands.
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