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    Generally speaking, Zentyal is meant to be installed exclusively on one (real or virtual) machine.

    However, this does not prevent you from installing other applications, that are not managed

    through the Zentyal interface. These applications must be manually installed and configured.

    Zentyal runs on top of Ubuntu [1] server edition, always on LTS (Long Term Support) [2]

    versions. LTS has longer support periods: five years instead of three.

    You can install Zentyal in two different ways:

    using the Zentyal installer (recommended option),

    using an existing Ubuntu Server Edition installation.

    In the second case the official Zentyal repositories must be added and installation continued by

    installing the modules you are interested in [3].

    However, in the first case the installation and deployment process is easier as all dependenciesreside on a single CD or USB. Another benefit of using the CD or USB is to have a graphical

    environment that allows the use of a web interface from the server itself.

    [1] Ubuntu is aLinux distribution developed by Canonicaland the community, focused on

    laptops, PCs and servers:

    [2] For a detailed description about the publication ofUbuntu versions it is recommended you

    consult the Ubuntu guide: .

    [3] For more information about installing from the repository please go to

    Zentyal installer

    The Zentyal installer is based on the Ubuntu Server installer. Those already familiar with this

    installer will also find the installation process very similar.

    To start with, you choose the installation language, in this exampleEnglish is chosen.









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    Selection of the language

    You can install Zentyal by using the default mode which deletes all disk contents and creates the

    partitions required by Zentyal by usingLVM[4] or you can choose the expert mode which allows

    customised partitioning. Most users should choose the default option unless they are installing on a

    server with RAID software or they want to create special partitioning according to specificrequirements.

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    Installer start

    In the next step choose the language for your system interface. To set the language, you are asked

    for your country, in this example the United States is chosen.

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    Geographical location

    You can use automatic detection for setting the keyboard: a few questions are asked to ensure the

    model you are using is correct. Otherwise, you can select the model manually by choosingNo.

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    Autodetection of the keyboard

    Selection of the keyboard

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    If you have more than one network interface, the system will ask which one to use during

    installation (i.e. for downloading updates). If you have just one, you will not see this question.

    Network interface selection

    Now choose a name for your server: this name is important for host identification within thenetwork.

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    In the next step you are asked for your time zone. It is automatically configured depending on the

    location chosen earlier on, but you can modify it in case this is incorrect.

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    Time zone

    Once you have finished these steps, the installation process will start and the progress bar informs

    you of installation progress.

    Later, the administrator name is requested.

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    Afterwards, log into the system by inserting the username or login. This user will have

    administration privileges and in addition, the same user will be used to access the Zentyal interface.

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    System username

    In the next step you are asked for the user password. It is important to note that the user defined

    earlier, can access, using the same password, both system (via SSH or local login) and the Zentyal

    web interface. Therefore you must be especially careful to choose a secure password (more than

    12 characters including letters, numbers and symbols).

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    Here, insert the password again to verify it.

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    Confirm password

    The installation progress bar will now appear. You must wait for the basic system to install. This

    process can take approximately 20 minutes, depending on the server.

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    Installation of the base system

    Once installation of the base system is completed, you can eject the installation CD and restart the


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    Now your Zentyal system is installed! A graphical interface in a web browser is started and you are

    able to access the administrative interface. After the first restart, the graphical environment was

    automatically started, from now on you must authenticate before it will begin.

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    Graphical environment with administrative interface

    To start configuring Zentyal profiles or modules, you must insert the username and password

    indicated during the installation process. Any user you later add to the admin group can access the

    Zentyal interface and hassudo privileges in the system.

    [4] LVM is the logical volume manager in Linux, you can find an introduction to LVM

    management in

    Initial configuration

    When you access the web interface for the first time, a configuration wizard will start. To start

    with, you can choose the functionality for your system. To simplify this selection, in the upper part

    of the interface you will find the pre-designed server profiles.

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    Zentyal profiles

    Zentyal profiles available for installation:

    Zentyal Gateway:

    Zentyal will act as a gateway of the local network, offering secure and controlled access to


    Zentyal Unified Threat Manager:

    Zentyal protects the local network against any external attacks, intrusions, internal security

    threats and enables secure interconnection between local networks via the Internet or other

    external network.

    Zentyal Infrastructure:

    Zentyal manages the infrastructure of the local network with basic services such as DHCP,

    DNS, NTP, HTTP server, and so on.

    Zentyal Office:

    Zentyal can act as server for shared resources of the local network: files, printers, calendars,

    contacts, user profiles and groups.

    Zentyal Unified Communications:

    Zentyal can act as a communications center for the company, handling e-mail, instant

    messaging and VoIP.

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    You can select any number of profiles to assign multiple roles to your Zentyal Server.

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