Automated installation of Zimbra

This article introduces the zinstaller script that can be used for automating the installation of Zimbra. The zinstaller script will install a Zimbra 9 single server on Ubuntu 20 and will also obtain and install a 60-day trial license.

If you are new to Zimbra, the zinstaller script makes it easy to evaluate Zimbra on premise. If you already run Zimbra you can use zinstaller to preview the latest features. Developers can use zinstaller as an easy way to set-up a development server.

Running the script

If your mail server is reachable under and you want your email addresses to look like, you can run zinstaller as follows:

wget -O /root/zinstaller
chmod +x /root/zinstaller
/root/zinstaller -p put-a-password-here -n mail -t 'Europe/London' -a n --letsencrypt y

Having a poor connection over SSH? Try using screen:

apt -y install screen
wget -O /root/zinstaller
chmod +x /root/zinstaller
/root/zinstaller -p put-a-password-here -n mail -t 'Europe/London' -a n --letsencrypt y

Should your connection drop, you can use the ssh command like normal and resume your session using:

screen -r


Installed trial license.

imageModern UI after installation.

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4 Responses to Automated installation of Zimbra

  1. SBrown October 17, 2022 at 5:11 AM #

    Hey, thanks, will work on Red Hat Linux 9.0?

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      Barry de Graaff October 17, 2022 at 6:43 AM #

      At this time we only scripted it for Ubuntu 20.

  2. Oren December 15, 2022 at 12:32 AM #

    Thanks for the script but will it always work? No troubleshooting? What to expect?

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      Barry de Graaff December 20, 2022 at 12:27 AM #

      It should just work…

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