Steps for re-enabling Zimbra-Talk after patching or upgrading Zimbra

Steps for re-enabling Zimbra-Talk after patching or upgrading Zimbra

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Zimbra Talk specializes in providing services for real time communication and it includes several components. In minimal installation a Zimbra environment and a single additional server (the Talk server) are required. At the moment the only supported platform for the Talk Server is Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit), Red Hat Support is expect for the next Release

Zimbra Talk needs as well a Zimbra Collaboration 8.6 environment and above

The Zimbra Talk system enables its users to perform text chat, text conference, video chat & video conference as well as online document collaboration between the participants of a Zimbra Talk session, using Zimbra Zimlet technology.

Zimbra Talk re-enabling after patching or upgrade Zimbra Collaboration

After the Zimbra-upgrade has been completed, you have perform these steps on the Zimbra installation.

Reinstall zmpkg and the previously installed zimlets

  • Download latest zmpkg-installer

In case of Zimbra Collaboration 8.7, you need at least the zmpkg-installer in version, which you will get from the next URL

Install zmpkg

  • Download and unpack the tar.gz file to your Zimbra machine and execute the installer with root privileges:
tar xfvz zmpkg-installer-latest.tar.gz
cd zmpkg-installer-<version>
sudo ./
  • Become user zimbra and reinstall all zimlets that were installed via zmpkg, prior to the Zimbra-upgrade:
sudo su - zimbra
zm-apt-get install --reinstall `zmpkg list | grep -v zmpkg | grep "^ii" | awk '{print $2}' | tr '\n' ' '`

Re-adjust nginx proxy settings

  • Open nginx.conf.web.https.default.template
vi /opt/zimbra/conf/nginx/templates/nginx.conf.web.https.default.template

Look for

#For long polling of Microsoft ActiveSync

before this location, insert the next, please mind the $TalkServerIP and change it with your Zimbra Talk IP :

location ^~ /VNCMiddleware
proxy_cache off;
proxy_read_timeout 500s;
proxy_pass_header Cookie;
proxy_pass     http://$TalkServerIP:8080/VNCMiddleware;
  • The modified configuration will be updated and applied after executing

Finally, restart Zimbra:

zmcontrol restart

Zimbra Talk


Latest Version: 2.3

Zimbra Talk Resources

Here you can find useful resources for your Zimbra Talk environment

Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration Suite 8.7 Date Created: 03/08/2016
Article ID: Date Modified: 09/20/2016

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Wiki/KB reviewed by Jorge Edu Godinho Copyeditor Last edit by Jorge de la Cruz Mingo
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