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    Question Hyper-V environment

    Hi all, does anybody manage to install Zimbra on any supported OS running on Hyper-V?

    Our environment is 100% Hyper-V. Currently we have an open source edition running on VMware Server. I wish to migrate it to bare metal hypervisor. I can either choose to run standalone ESXi or move to our proper Hyper-V setup. However, we never install linux on Hyper-V platform before, and only Redhat & Suse is supported in Hyper-V. We would like to explore if we can use Ubuntu or CentOS to cater for Zimbra.

    We are also considering moving into network edition too.

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    you are perfectly in luck
    Hyper-v now supports CentOS ..if you install latest windows SP and Linux Integraion tools

    About Virtual Machines and Guest Operating Systems for Hyper-V

    CentOS 6.0
    CentOS 5.2-5.6
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 and 6.1
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Service Pack 1
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 4

    Un-Offical How to:
    Step By Step Guide To Install CentOS Linux Virtual Machine in Windows Hyper-V Server

    My suggestion is you go with CentOS6 64bit Guest and use RHEL6 Zimbra Installer and you will be future proof.

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    Wow, how can I miss out the news!!!!

    Thanks Raj!!

    I thought CentOS is dead lol!

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    When you say "supported OS," are you talking about Hyper-V-supported or Zimbra-supported? Or are you talking about a supported OS for both Hyper-V AND Zimbra? I would think that you would want to pick an OS that is supported by both.

    From my understanding, Zimbra does not officially support Cent OS but they do Red Hat and SUSE.

    Raj, nice links...thanks for sharing!

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    If you are using Open source edition, you don't really have 'official support' anyway. So just do what you gotta do, and ask on the forums. I doubt you will have any insurmountable issues using centos.
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    Just realized the clustering option is also available on Redhat only. But then since Redhat share the same binary as CentOS, what would be the potential risk of using CentOS? Worst case will be paying for it.....
    Why Zimbra is not supported in Windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingshen View Post
    Just realized the clustering option is also available on Redhat only. But then since Redhat share the same binary as CentOS, what would be the potential risk of using CentOS? Worst case will be paying for it.....
    If you need to use the cluster service then the only supported environment is the RHCS not CentOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by tingshen View Post
    Why Zimbra is not supported in Windows?
    This question has been answered many times in the forums and it is the fact that there's not Windows build of Postfix. I don't think I'd trust the security of an important mail server to any version of Windows but that's just my personal preference.
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    Just curious, couldn't CentOS do clustering? Why Ubuntu is supported but nit CentOS?

    Anyway, seems like we can't run away for paying Redhat...some additional cost on top of the network edition licences...

    If we wish to do clustering, I supposed multiple Redhat has to be purchased too...

    If I were to use open source edition, how can I stop users from deleting email? Since no archive option is available...
    Last edited by tingshen; 10-02-2011 at 06:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingshen View Post
    Just curious, couldn't CentOS do clustering?
    Yes it does but why purchase the Network Edition and not get support? Using somethin g other than RHCS will invalidate your support for Zimbra.

    Quote Originally Posted by tingshen View Post
    Why Ubuntu is supported but nit CentOS?
    The simple answer (which has been answered before in the forums) is that the 'vendor' of CentOS doees not provide support for their products - RH, SLES & Ubuntu all have support options available with their vendors.

    Quote Originally Posted by tingshen View Post
    Anyway, seems like we can't run away for paying Redhat...some additional cost on top of the network edition licences...

    If we wish to do clustering, I supposed multiple Redhat has to be purchased too...
    Yes, of course you'd need multiple RHEL servers.

    Quote Originally Posted by tingshen View Post
    If I were to use open source edition, how can I stop users from deleting email? Since no archive option is available...
    There are plenty of options for archiving email, both free and paid for, search the forums and wiki for details and options.
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    you can use mailarchiva opensource to archive every email that have been
    received or sent.

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