Before installing a new community, ensure that you have met all the conditions in the "Preliminary requirements for installation|preliminary requirements for installation" Zimbra Community 8.0 documentation article.
This procedure applies to Zimbra Community 8.x. Substitute your own site's name into scripts or paths where appropriate.
This installation procedure has been divided by installation area so that multiple administrators can install different aspects of a Zimbra Community 8.0 Free Edition site:
This procedure assumes you already have IIS installed, and have configured the Database and Search servers.
Create a web directory folder and copy the files there:
For further details on optimizing the performance of your web server, see "Web Server configuration check-list" in the Zimbra Community 8.0 documentation.
<add name="SiteSqlServer" connectionString="server=SERVERNAME;database=DATABASENAME;Trusted_Connection=yes;" />
<add name="SiteSqlServer" connectionString="server=SERVERNAME;uid=USERNAME;pwd=PASSWORD;database=DATABASENAME;Trusted_Connection=no;" />
<add name="SiteSqlServer" connectionString="server=(local)\SQLExpress;database=DATABASENAME;Trusted_Connection=yes;" /><add name="SiteSqlServer" connectionString="server=(local)\SQLExpress;uid=USERNAME;pwd=PASSWORD;database=DATABASENAME;Trusted_Connection=yes;" />
Important: Solr should never be accessible to the public. Ensure that neither the Tomcat home page nor the Solr home page is publicly accessible. If this endpoint is accessible, work with your IT department or read Securing Solr on Tomcat for more details on blocking this endpoint from the public.
<Override xpath="/CommunityServer/Search/Solr" mode="change" name="host" value="http://yourserver:XXXX/PathToSolr" />
The Solr path URL is case-sensitive.
For further details on optimizing the performance of your database server, see "database configuration" and "database maintenance" in the Zimbra Community 8.0 documentation.
Create a new database in SQL Server. For information about supported versions, please see "Supported software versions for servers, applications, and browsers" in the Zimbra Community 8.0 documentation.
Populate the database by executing the cs_CreateFullDatabase.sql script from the \SqlScripts\ folder of the install package.
Create the community by executing the cs_System_CreateCommunity stored procedure.
In the SQL Server Management Studio toolbar, click New Query. This will open a blank tab in the right pane.
Copy and paste the following script into the new query tab.
EXECUTE[dbo].[cs_system_CreateCommunity] @SiteUrl = N'localhost/zimbra_evolution' , @ApplicationName = N'zimbra_evolution' , @AdminEmail = Nemail@example.com' , @AdminUserName = N'admin' , @AdminPassword = N'[PUT YOUR PASSWORD HERE]' , @PasswordFormat = 0
, @CreateSamples = 0
where you specify the appropriate values for each parameter:
Once you have created your community, we recommend you create a new administrator account and delete the one you created when setting up your community. This is to ensure that your administrator account's password is encrypted in the database. (While it is possible to encrypt the administrator account's password when you create the community, you need to provide the hashed password for the @AdminPasswordparameter, which starts getting more complicated than it's worth, given the easy workaround.)
For this information, see "Database maintenance" in the Zimbra Community 8.0 documentation.
Zimbra Evolution relies on search for some core functionality. It must be installed and set up properly for the site to fully function. Follow the "Install and configure search" instructions in the Zimbra Community 8.0 documentation.
Please refer to Install the Zimbra Job Service for installation instructions.
The socket message bus server enables real-time features to scale across web farms, and must be installed and enabled in multiple-instance environments. It is not required if only running Zimbra Community on a single web instance.
Alternatively, a custom or third party message bus server can fill this role as well, as long as a connector plugin is written and deployed for it.
The Socket Message Bus server should have a single installation with multiple web app instances connecting to it. By default, it communicates over port 9623. It should only be made available the web apps.
Save at the bottom of the Plugin Management page to enable the plugin. One way to verify that Socket Message Bus Server + Connector are working is to confirm that notification [User-selected notifications for applications, pages, threads, or posts|Live Alerts]] are working (by adding adding a piece of content as user A, liking it as user B, and user A receiving a live alert in the bottom left of their browser).
Set up a Caching Server
If you plan to use Analytics with the Zimbra Community site, you'll need to perform the two steps in Zimbra Community 8.0 documentation's "Zimbra Community configuration when using Analytics" article to make the web analytics gather data.
Please refer to the "Zimbra Community Troubleshooting Guide|Zimbra Community Troubleshooting Guide" in the Zimbra Community 8.0 documentation.
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