We're rolling out Zimbra in a virtual environment for a small customer. We were planning on having two virtual ubuntu servers with zimbra installed on one and the other one hosting databases and other websites, but now I see there is the VMWare appliance for Zimbra.. should we be using that instead?
What OS is the VMWare appliance underneath? Can we configure it to allow external LDAP authentication so the other server can provide samba file sharing as a domain?
Any advice appreciated.