Installing zcs-5.0.18_GA_3011.RHEL5...
on Centos 5.latest, fully patched today
on virtual machine on VMware ESX Server 3
VM has 2GB RAM, backed by 2GB reserved real RAM.. server has surplus
CPU is dual HT Xeon 3.2Ghz
/opt is empty 16GB partition.

Left work around 5:45 at the "Initializing Documents... " stage of the install and three hours later it's still at the same point.

Let's try to see what went wrong:

/opt/zimbra/log/mailbox log is huge...

/opt/zimbra/log/mysql_error.log contains this:


090807 17:23:45 mysqld started
090807 17:23:45 [Warning] option 'max_join_size': unsigned value 184467440737095
51615 adjusted to 4294967295
090807 17:23:45 [Warning] option 'max_join_size': unsigned value 184467440737095
51615 adjusted to 4294967295
090807 17:23:45 [ERROR] Can't start server: cannot resolve hostname!: Success
090807 17:23:46 mysqld ended

Hmm.. My hostname?

[root@goose log]# hostname
goose.intranet.seamanpaper.com
[root@goose log]# dig `hostname`

; <<>> DiG 9.3.4-P1 <<>> goose.intranet.seamanpaper.com
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 7254
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;goose.intranet.seamanpaper.com. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
goose.intranet.seamanpaper.com. 5974 IN A 192.168.10.112

;; Query time: 5 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.10.122#53(192.168.10.122)
;; WHEN: Fri Aug 7 21:12:38 2009
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 64