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    ZCS Open Source 8 over ZCA - compatible?

    The compatibility guide says zextras is not compatible with version 8 of the ZCA. I ran a trial version of ZCA 8. I then decided to go with the Open Source Edition and just installed that over the top, inside the Appliance. It is Ubuntu 10.04.4LTS. Is zextras compatible?

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    Stephen

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    So, I snapshot my vm and then tried to install it and it detected that it was originally a ZCA and aborted the installation. Really need an answer to know if I have to go through the process of moving out of this ZCA container. I really want to user your product.

    Stephen

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    Hello Stephen J,
    welcome to the forums!

    ZeXtras Suite is not compatible with any version of the Zimbra Collaboration Appliance, regardless of the Zimbra edition installed upon it... As recently discussed on another thread, ZCA is designed as a black box with limited customizability, two concepts that really collide with ZeXtras' idea of expanding and empowering Zimbra.

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    Hello again!

    Albeit it's not officially supported by ZeXtras, I'm very curious about your setup...
    Just out of curiosity, what's the output of the `zmcontrol -v` command on your ZCA? Also, what's the output of `dpkg -l *zimbra*`?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cine View Post
    Albeit it's not officially supported by ZeXtras, I'm very curious about your setup...
    Just out of curiosity, what's the output of the `zmcontrol -v` command on your ZCA? Also, what's the output of `dpkg -l *zimbra*`?
    zmcontrol -v
    ZCS Build 8.0.0.GA.5434.UBUNTU10.64 FOSS edition.

    dpkg -l *zimbra*
    Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
    | Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
    |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
    ||/ Name Version Description
    +++-===================================-===================================-================================================== ====================================
    ii vmware-studio-vami-service-zimbra 8.0.0.1147 Zimbra Admin Appliance
    ii zimbra-apache 8.0.0.GA.5434.UBUNTU10.64 Best email money can buy
    un zimbra-archiving <none> (no description available)
    un zimbra-convertd <none> (no description available)
    ii zimbra-core 8.0.0.GA.5434.UBUNTU10.64 Best email money can buy
    ii zimbra-ldap 8.0.0.GA.5434.UBUNTU10.64 Best email money can buy
    ii zimbra-logger 8.0.0.GA.5434.UBUNTU10.64 Best email money can buy
    ii zimbra-memcached 8.0.0.GA.5434.UBUNTU10.64 Best email money can buy
    ii zimbra-mta 8.0.0.GA.5434.UBUNTU10.64 Best email money can buy
    ii zimbra-proxy 8.0.0.GA.5434.UBUNTU10.64 Best email money can buy
    ii zimbra-snmp 8.0.0.GA.5434.UBUNTU10.64 Best email money can buy
    ii zimbra-spell 8.0.0.GA.5434.UBUNTU10.64 Best email money can buy
    ii zimbra-store 8.0.0.GA.5434.UBUNTU10.64 Best email money can buy

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    Hi Stephen,
    It seems to be a normal Zimbra 8.0.0, but it have a different output with zmcontrol command, in fact the standard installation gives this output:
    Code:
    zimbra@zimbra8:~$ zmcontrol -v
    Release 8.0.0.GA.5434.UBUNTU12.64 UBUNTU12_64 FOSS edition.
    Checking the /opt/zimbra/bin/zmcontrol script, I can see this specific check:
    Code:
     if ( -x "/opt/vmware/bin/vamicli") {
          my $appliance_version=`/opt/vmware/bin/vamicli version --appliance | tail -2 | head -1 | awk '{print \$NF}' 2> /dev/null`;
          chomp($appliance_version);
          $string = "ZCA Release $appliance_version\n";
          $string .= "ZCS Build $release";
        } else {
                      $string = "Release $release $platform";
    So if you want to remove another difference from the ZCA enviroment you need to remove this file, at least during installation of ZeXtras.

    If you experience other problems, post the output of "./install -d all", good luck

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    d0s0n,

    Thank you for the help. You guys are awesome. That worked! Generally everything looks to be fine. I am getting an error initializing backup but I will put that in a different thread and keep this one on point.

    Thanks so much!
    Stephen


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