Zarafa virtual appliance based on SUSE SLES
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With this virtual machine based at SUSE SLES 11 SP3 we give you the chance to test Zarafa in a preconfigured environment. The VM include the latest version from Zarafa and Z-Push. Also is an OpenLDAP server with demo users and a demo group and a webbased (phpLDAPadmin) frontend included. The phpLDAPadmin have as bonus fitted Zarafa templates for easy administration.
The appliance is for Virtualbox useage optimized, an import in VMware player or ESX is also possible.
For this VM there is a costless technical onlinetraining. At this moment only available in german language - but we work on a translation. The link for the german training is http://mwelter.github.io/zarafa-quickstart-sles-DE/ 
The VM can be downloaded at this link: http://download.zarafa.com  or directly in SuSE Studio https://susestudio.com/a/uxnmAM/official-zarafa-collaboration-plattform-vm 
Install the virtual machine software
First you must download VMware Player or VirtualBox to open Virtual Appliance
For Virtual Appliance installation in VMware Player follow these steps:
- Open VMware player and click on Open a Virtual Machine
- Select the downloaded Virtual Appliance file
- Then choose import in the dialog
- After importing the file you can start Virtual Appliance in VMware player
For Virtual Appliance installation in VirtualBox follow these steps:
- Open VirtualBox and click on File and choose Import Appliance
- In the next window you click on Choose and select the downloaded Virtual Appliance file
- After importing the file you can start Virtual Appliance in VirtualBox
Start the Virtual Appliance
When you start the Virtual Appliance and the boot sequence has completed, you will see this "firstboot" dialog:
You can end licenseview with a q and accept the license with y.
You can change to your prefered language and keyboard layout.
You can choose your Region and your timezone.
The passwort for Linuxadministrator root.
You can let the authentication at Local because it´s for the linux users. This depends NOT the Zarafa users.
You can create a linux system user. This has no effects for usage of Zarafa.
If you not create a linuxuser the system will ask you if you are shure, you can answer with Yes.
Finished boot of system without any error and with IP-adress.
Logging in for the first time
The LDAP-Administrationwebsite can be reached by this link
The login is:
Username: cn=admin,dc=zarafa,dc=local Password: zarafa
You can login at Zarafa WebApp at this link
There are 2 users already there for testing the virtual machine. The usernames are
demo1 (Password demo1) and demo2 (Password demo2)
There is already a group with name group1 preconfigured. Both demo users are member of this group.
The appliance is configured, that you can send emails internaly and you can test all groupwarefeatures from Zarafa. It is possible to change the configuration for send and recieve emails from / to the internet.
Follow these steps to change your network settings in VirtualBox (don't forget to shut down your virtual machine)
Select the Virtual Appliance. (It must be named zadmin). Click on settings
Go to the Network tab and change your adapter 1 setting to Host Only Adapter ( It is standard on Bridged Adapter) . Click ok to accept these setting
Now restart your Virtual machine and your IP must be changed to a local IP. That IP address can you use to browse tot the Z-admin and Webaccess
Follow these steps to change your network settings in VMware Player (don't forget to shut down your virtual machine)
Select the virtual machine zadmin-ubuntu_OVF10 and click on edit virtual machine settings
Go to the network adapters tab and select NAT. After that click OK en reboot your Virtual Appliance and your IP must be changed to a local IP. That IP address can you use to browse tot the Z-admin and Webaccess
If you have any (technical) questions about Zarafa virtual appliance please create a forum post on http://forums.zarafa.com or send an email to [email protected] Alternatively you may also choose to chat with our community at the Zarafa IRC/Webchat