More Church client news

Zimbra has been a bit hit.  I’m currently trying to get the software lifecycles synchronized.  Zimbra 7 has just been released.. unfortunately zimbra does not support Debian any longer.  Centos 6 is about to be released and I’m not a fan of Ubuntu.  Centos 5 expires in 2014 which is about the same time as Zimbra 7.  It looks like I’ll stick with Centos 5 until the EOL of Zimbra 7.  Then for Zimbra 8 change both […]

Server Donation Part 4

Well i got the servers in and really didn’t want to wait for the 12u rack…mainly because it’s not int he budget right now.  I took one of the servers and have installed untangle on it.  I now have 4 network cards in the thing.  One is red(internet), one is blue(free public wifi) and one is green(church’s internal network).  The 4th one is for future use(which I already have  a plan for).  What are the […]

Zimbra is about ready to go

I just need to get the final list of current mailboxses and get the DNS switched over.  Staff meeting this Monday to see if they’ll give the green light.  I have found several extensions(called zimlets) that really extend the featureset of the Zimbra platform.  I know have built into the platform: 1.  Automatic detection of UPS and FEDEX tracking numbers.  The system will automatically highlight tracking numbers and auto-create hyperlinks.  Clicking the link takes directly to your […]

More Donated Server News

Well I have gotten one of the donated servers fired up.  It’s a dual Xeon 2.0 GHZ HT with dual 36 gig 10 SCSI hdd’s in raid 1.  This is now running Untangle as the firewall.  This frees up the Dell server (which is a Xeon 3.0 GHZ HT 2 gig dual 250 gigs SATA disks) box to run Centos 5.5 64 bit.  I then installed Zimbra 64 bit.  If i get final approval this will be the church’s new mail server.  All users will get 2 […]


Major Server Donation: Step 1 Server 1

What are the needs that this server can address? At this time the church’s website is hosted by powweb on their free package for non profits.  Unfortunately their e-mail services are horrendously unreliable.  We have a business class internet connection with a static ip.  We have more than enough outgoing bandwidth to handle e-mail.  While Google apps are available I don’t trust the cloud enough to host a NPO’s e-mail.  Now the decision is what […]

What to do with a major server donation

You can read about the donation here.  I have three IBM x335’s on the way with dual p-4 xeon 2.8 ghz cpu’s, dual 36 gig 10k rpm SCSI drives with hardware raid 1, 4 gigs of ram, all the cables needed including ILO, and rails.  All for the cost of shipping.  Why am I posting about it here?  I run the network at my church.  This will be the first time I can start something like this from the ground up […]