Install Zimbra Open Source on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS



Zimbra is the Email Server software that rich of functions and can replace Exchange Server to reduce the cost. After bought by VMware and change the name to VMware Zimbra but the business model still the same. There is ZCS Open Source Edition that you can use without any cost. Also if you want more function like working with Outlook, iPhone, Android including large scale like clustering you can buy ZCS Network Edition that still cheaper than Exchange Server (Comparison).

This article will focus on install ZCS Open Source Edition on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. These are requirement

  • Server with fresh install Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) 64-bit
    • This server hostname will be webmail.zimbra.wingfoss.com
  • 1 Public IP
  • Domain that config DNS A and MX record to mapped with public IP on server
    • In this example will use @zimbra.wingfoss.com

How to install VMware Tools on Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS with Command Line



Today we use virtualization for both development, testing and also production. One of the most popular virtualization solution is VMware. There are many products that we can use for free such as VMware Player or VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi).

If you want Guest OS to be fully working in VMware products, you must install VMware Tools that will give better virtualization support such as you can move mouse better without have to press Ctrl + Alt to get out from Guest OS. Or in Linux Server that don't have GUI, Host OS can read or change some value from Guest OS such as IP Address.

Install VMware Tools on Windows OS will be very easy as install normal software. But this article will help you to install VMware Tools on Linux Server that have only CLI for you. In principle you must have compiler and linux headers so you can go smooth with installing VMware Tools.

Perfect install Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) 64-bit



Lately I have project to research about Zimbra for Email Server. But OS that Zimbra support just Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Ubuntu Server only. If we consider about cost so we decide to use Ubuntu Server

We are many known about Ubuntu Desktop that is the very popular Linux for end user. But also there is version that specific for server too. This how to step-by-step will focus on Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) 64-bit that Zimbra supported. You can download ISO from here.

My opinion: Choosing Distro for Linux Server



As you can see in my resume. I has been playing many linux distro for long time including FreeBSD Unix. So I want to share my opinion about choosing Linux Distro for server role.

  • If I want the most stable server but not install on virtualization system, I choose FreeBSD (that very difficult to install and config)
  • If I want normal stable server with ease to install software including I want to create the test server and can be install on virtualization system, I choose Debian
  • If I want to play new toys and I can accept nearly stable server, frequent restart, I choose Ubuntu
  • I never use CentOS and Redhat expect the software that I want to install required Redhat based OS such as cPanel

The reason that I always choose Debian based distro because I love APT more than YUM :)

PS. For the linux desktop I choose Ubuntu because I used it for long time and I getting into it.

Monitor your hardware temperature on Ubuntu with Sensors Applet


Most of present hardwares such as CPU, Mainboard, GPU or Harddisk come with temperature sensors. Unfortunately, driver or software that come with hardware always only working on Windows. So we will use Sensors Applet to monitor hardware temperature on Ubuntu.

We can install Sensors Applet via Terminal with command

sudo apt-get install sensors-applet


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