Learn How To Install Zimbra Mail Server OSE On Redhat Enterprise Linux 8

Many organisations across the world depend on Zimbra and enjoy enterprise-class open source email messaging and collaboration. As an enterprise open source solution, Zimbra ships with features such as Zimbra chat, messaging and collaboration, zimbra web and desktop clients, flexible deployment and virtualization ready. This tutorial aims to provide a guide on how to install the Zimbra mail server open source edition on Red Hat Enterprise linux 8.


In order to complete this tutorial successfully the following items are required. Please ensure to have these items available before taking implimentation action on this tutorial :
1) Desktop or laptop computer with Windows, MacOS or Linux installed
2) Putty SSH and Telnet client.
3) Internet connection.
4) Red Hat Enterprise linux 8 installed on a physical computer or as a virtual machine
5) Zimbra Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 installation files
6) A registered fully qualified domain name with CPANEL and DNS zone editor access.


1) Download and install system and package updates for redhat
2) Configure the hostname and point the MX records for your domain to the redhat server
3) Install the DNSMASQ DNS server
4) Download and install the ZIMBRA mail server package
5) Open the ZIMBRA mail server web dashboard and complete the post installation setup process.


1) Next download and install Red Hat software package updates by running the command : yum update -y reboot This command will also automatically reboot the server after successfull package installation. Ensure that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 server is registered with Red Hat subscription management.