Changing the zimbra server's hostname
Step 1: MAKE A VERY GOOD BACKUP (your entire /opt/zimbra and any linked folders)
su - zimbra zmcontrol stop /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmsetservername <NEW_HOSTNAME>
will set the zimbra server's name to <NEW_HOSTNAME>
Now update the ip address(es) and host name(s) for the server(s).
Restarting services on all hosts is required after this operation
Don't forget to also make changes to the /etc/hosts file to reflect the new name after you changed it with zmsetservername
Someone's slightly different order:
1. Update DNS server 2. Edit /etc/sysconfig/network 3. su - zimbra -c /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmsetservername new.name.com 4. Reboot
Someone else's notes:
there is a command "zmsetservername <new-zmhostname>" which changes hostname settings in zimbra. it may not catch everything, but you can check manually. use zmlocalconfig and zmprov to check the global config, server configs, user settings, etc.
zmprov gacf | grep zimbra.personal.com etc...
these are changes i made manually after zmsetservername:
zmprov mcf zimbraLogHostname zimbra.company.com zmlocalconfig -e zimbra_server_hostname=zimbra.company.com zmlocalconfig -e ldap_master_url=ldap://zimbra.company.com:389 zmlocalconfig -e ldap_url=ldap://zimbra.company.com zmlocalconfig -e snmp_trap_host=zimbra.company.com zmlocalconfig -e firstname.lastname@example.org zmlocalconfig -e email@example.com zmlocalconfig -e firstname.lastname@example.org
also regenerate the certs
Response to that was:
There are several files in which I found the old host name after making all the above changes. I edited these files and replaced the old name with the new one (root user): Under zimbra/conf: ldap-vmd.cf ldap-vam.cf amavisd.con ldap-vad.cf ldap-scm.cf ldap-transport.cf ldap-vmm.cf perdition.conf swatchrc I also had an entry in: zimbra/postfix/conf/main.cf (myhostname)
Not checked for reliability-someone recently mentioned:
"I decided to just try ZmSetServerName If you follow the directions exactly (stopping the services first), you get an error. If, instead, you just run the command, there is no error, and it stops the services automatically. That seems to have solved my "problem", or at least alleviated my fears. Since the internal DNS lists both domains fully, I'm not too worried about any leftover domain issues." http://www.zimbra.com/forums/installation/8530-question-about-host-names.html#post45154
Someone else's OLDER method: (again take with a grain of salt)
I went through the very painful process of chaning my hostname without reinstalling zimbra. This will probably void your warranty, but it worked for me (FC4, M1):
Change your hostname using hostname. Change your hosts file and your /etc/sysconfig/network
use zmprov to change the following fields to your new hostname zimbraLmtpAdvertisedName zimbraServiceHostname zimbraSmtpHostname
zmprov cs oldserver.com zimbraLmtpAdvertisedName newserver.com ....
Then, for every single user in your sytem (that's right), you have to do this:
zmprov ma email@example.com zimbraMailHost new.domain.com
I suggest writing a shell script. To get a list of users, do this or something similar:
zmprov gaa -v | grep '# name'
Once your done with this tedious task, do a:
grep -il oldserver.com ~zimbra/conf/*
Change the hostname in any of the files returned by this command using vi or whatever.
Then shutdown your zimbra software:
Start it back up:
The only service that will start is ldap and zmmon (for the server in question, at least). This is where it gets fun. You have to manually edit the directory as follows.
First figure out your DN. From ~zimbra/openldap/bin do a:
./ldapsearch -x | grep oldservername.com
You will see a line that looks like this:
- oldhost.domain.com, servers, zimbra
dn: cn=oldhost.domain.com,cn=servers,cn=zimbra [snip] cn: oldhost.domain.com
This is the dn of your server. You will need to change it. To do so create a file called, for example, changes.ldif. For the above example, it would look like this:
Now, grab your zimbra_ldap_password from ~zimbra/conf/localconfig.xml.
Then run the following command from your ~zimbra/openldap/bin dir:
./ldapmodrdn -h localhost -w password_From_above -D "uid=zimbra,cn=admins,cn=zimbra" -x -r -f changes.ldif
Now do a zmcontrol shutdown. Then do a ps -U zimbra and kill any zimbra-related processes that are still hanging around. If you kill perl, you should clear the .pid file here:
Now rebuild your SSL keys for the new hostname.
If all went well, everything should start on a zmcontrol startup
One thing I didn't address is changing the hostname on statistics data in mysql, but it doesn't seem to cause a problem, so I haven't gotten around to it yet.
Make sure to back everything up and cross your fingers. This should really be possible through zmprov or the admin console, but beta software is fun!