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    Default Installing Zimbra Open Source on VPS server

    Hi,
    I am trying to install the OpenSource version on a VPS server running Centos 3.7 under Virtuozzo. Even though I appear to have a correct /etc/hosts file it still gives the:

    ERROR: Installation can not proceeed. Please fix your /etc/hosts file
    to contain:



    Where is the ip address of the host,
    is the FULLY QUALIFIED host name, and
    is the (optional) hostname-only portion

    error message.

    My hostname is host.ozace.net.au and my first two lines in /etc/hosts are:

    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
    202.60.81.169 host.ozace.net.au host

    which is correct, from what I can see ?

    Any suggestions ? Is there an issue with VPS etc

    thanks in anticipation
    Jim

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Your hosts file is correct, is it also reachable by DNS? Have you got enough memory on this system?
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    yep (thanks for coming back to me ) - DNS looks ok - I can ping the hostname on the server - and from outside the server, bind is running,

    VPS is setup with 512MB ram guaranteed from 8 GB total available, it's 4 cpu server.

    I am using the RH CORE 3 Zimbra install - this is a Centos 3.7 686 (Xeon) OS box - am I using the right distribution here ?

    (Linux host.ozace.net.au 2.4.20-021stab028.17.777-enterprise #1 SMP Tue Jul 19 19:31:27 MSD 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux)


    cheers
    Jim

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    Ah, yes I just realised that you should have CentOS 4.x on there as the version of Zimbra that's released is for RHEL 4. I have CentOS 4.3 with zimbra installed.

    Do you also have MX records for the server? I'd recommend that you increase the memory to at least 1Gb as 512Mb is a little low.
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    is there a version that will work on Centos 3.7 - or will I have to upgrade to Centos 4?

    The 512MB is the guaranteed minimum - but will normally have access to more than that.

    Jim

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    I can't say that Zimbra won't work on CentOS 3.x but it's only supported on RHEL 4 (and therefore it will run on CentOS 4), my advice would be to upgrade but you can try it with CentOS 3.
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    Well I keep geting the hosts problem with this distribution against centos 3 - so maybe I should give up on this and try and use a diff stand alone machine for the testing
    thanks
    Jim

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    If there's a host problem then you either have a problem with the hosts file or there's a DNS problem, can you check that your DNS is set-up like this.
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    I have a :
    Code:
    zone "ozace.net.au" {
            type master;
            file "/var/named/ozace.net.au.db";
    };
    and
    Code:
    zone "localhost" IN {
            type master;
            file "/var/named/localhost.zone";
            allow-update { none; };
    };
    in named.conf and the following entries to support those in /var/named:
    Code:
    ; Zone File for ozace.net.au
    $TTL 14400
    @       14440   IN      SOA     ns1.ozace.net.au.       jim.carey.id.au.        (
                                            2006052901
                                            14400
                                            7200
                                            3600000
                                            86400
                                            )
    
    ozace.net.au.   14400   IN      NS      ns1.ozace.net.au.
    ozace.net.au.   14400   IN      NS      ns2.ozace.net.au.
    
    ozace.net.au.   14400   IN      A       202.60.81.169
    
    localhost.ozace.net.au. 14400   IN      A       127.0.0.1
    
    ozace.net.au.   14400   IN      MX      0       ozace.net.au.
    
    mail    14400   IN      CNAME   ozace.net.au.
    www     14400   IN      CNAME   ozace.net.au.
    ftp     14400   IN      CNAME   ozace.net.au.
    sydney.ozace.net.au     14400   IN      A       202.60.81.169
    ns1.ozace.net.au        14400   IN      A       202.60.81.169
    ns2.ozace.net.au        14400   IN      A       72.36.201.163
    host    14400   IN      CNAME   ozace.net.au.
    and for localhost
    Code:
    $TTL    86400
    @               IN SOA  @       root (
                                            42              ; serial (d. adams)
                                            3H              ; refresh
                                            15M             ; retry
                                            1W              ; expiry
                                            1D )            ; minimum
    
                    IN NS           @
                    IN A            127.0.0.1
                    IN AAAA         ::1
    could this be a VPS/Virtuozzo issue ?
    Jim

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    Is this DNS server hosted on your LAN or an outside DNS server? It doesn't seem to resolve to an IP address if I try it at this site That leads me to suspect you have a LAN DNS Server pointing at your public IP, is that correct? If it is you have your DNS set-up wrong. Is ozace.net.au actually your domain name or the hosting provider?
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