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    Default [SOLVED] Error during installation on DEBIAN 3.1 in a VMWARE-5.5.1 VM.

    When I try to install zimbra on a DEBIAN 3.1 host in VMware 5.5.1, I get the following message and zimbr does not start :

    Adding test.ccdmd.qc.ca to zimbraMailHostool in default COS...ERROR: service.FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.ComunicationException test.ccdmd.qc.ca:389) ERROR: service:FAILURE (system failure: getDirectContext) (cause: javax.naming.CommunicationException test.ccdmd.qc.ca:389)
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    Any one had this isue before?

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    How much memory does the VM have? How much memory on the VM Host? Does it match the minimum specs for zimbra? Are all the Zimbra services running, including LDAP?
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    Once the install finishes, if I su - zimbra and then zmcontrol status, no services are running but in top i can see that LDAP is running and MySQL is running.

    The VM machine has 8G of disk and 256 of ram. The machine I run it on has 1G of ram so I might try it with 512 of ram since it did ran with this amount of memory on an other system.

    I totally forgot to try this.

    Thanx for pointing this out!

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    Zimbra uses a lot of memory and if this is just a test machine then there are posts in the forums that detail how to disable some services (logger, for instance) and reduce the memory consumption. I'd think that in a VM you might still be struggling to get good performance with only 512Mb. Certainly try it at that amount, you can always start again.
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    Uping the memory to 512 did not do the trick.

    So I created a second VM ad reinstaled Debian in it. the things I did different is that I created a larger virtual drive, 20G instead of the default 8G and I prealocated the space to the virtual drive instead of letting the drive "grow" as data is being copied to it. I also did from the begining turned the memory up to 512.

    Now it seems to work and Zimbra is starting normally inside the VM.

    Thanx for your help.

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