Archive for September 2012

Project: Ubuntu 12.04 home server

Ubuntu LogoI’ve recently build my own home server based on Ubuntu Server 12.04. This machine has anything you would expect from a server: performance, reliability and storage.


The hardware:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2120
  • Motherboard: Asus P8H61-I
  • Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 8GB DDR3-1333 kit
  • Hard disks: 4x Seagate ST2000DM001 (8TB in total)
  • Case: Factical Design Array R2 mini ITX NAS

Home server hardware

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Installing VMware Zimbra 8 on CentOS 6 (video included)

VMware Zimbra 8 is here! In this tutorial I’ll cover a fresh installation of Zimbra 8 on CentOS 6.3. Zimbra is a groupware email server and web client.


This tutorial requires:

  • CentOS 6.3 (download)
  • Zimbra 8.0 OSE (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 edition)
  • A dedicated server or virtual machine
  • Basic Linux knowledge


In my case I will create a virtual machine in VMware Workstation 9. This virtual machine has 2GB of memory and all of my cpu cores available to it.

virtual machine setttings







Start up your machine and hit ‘Install or upgrade an existing system’.

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