ZEG

The ZEG (Zero Effort Groupware) edition of SOGo is intended to provide a complete out-of-the-box testing environment of SOGo, the Open Source messaging and calendaring software.

It also includes native Microsoft Outlook compatibility support.
This release should be good enough for normal Outlook usage in small-sized environments. See the documentation for currently known limitations.

When testing the native outlook compatibility, the domain you must use for local data is example.com

Have a look at the in-depth documentation [External] on this release for more details.

The appliance is based on Ubuntu [External] 14.04:

  • x86 64-bit architecture
  • 40 GB of hard disk (ext4)
  • 2 GB of memory
  • 1 network card

You might want to adjust these specifications to suit your testing environment and configure bridging of the network card.

The following preconfigured components are packaged with the appliance:

Virtual Appliance - Latest Stable Version

Download ZEG-2.2.10.ova
Released on November 21st 2014 (0.75 GB)

Prepared for VirtualBox v4.3

Download ZEG-2.2.10-vmware.vmdk.gz
Released on November 21st 2014 (0.8 GB)

Prepared for VMWare

Importing the Appliance in VirtualBox

VirtualBoxFrom the GUI client of VirtualBox, click on the File menu and select Import Appliance.... This will bring up the import wizard which allows you to select the .ovf file included in the ZEG archive.

If you prefer the command-line tool, import the appliance using the command below :

VBoxManage import /path/to/ZEG.ovf

Make sure you're using a bridged network adaptor and you have a DHCP server on your LAN. Also make sure that the bridged network adaptor uses the physical adaptor that has an IP address on your LAN. Once the appliance has finished booting, a URL will be shown. Please follow the next instructions from there.

Importing the Appliance in VMWare

VMWareFrom the GUI client of VMWare, click on the File menu and select New.... This will bring up the new virtual machine assistant. Click on Continue without disc.

On the next screen, choose Use an existing virtual disk. You will be asked to choose the .vmdk virtual disk you want to use. Select the one included in the ZEG archive.

From the pop menus that appear on the next screen, select Linux for the Operating System and Ubuntu for the Version.

At this point, you can finish the creation of the virtual appliance or customize the settings. Make sure you're using a bridged network adaptor and you have a DHCP server on your LAN. Also make sure that the bridged network adaptor uses the physical adaptor that has an IP address on your LAN.

Once the appliance has finished booting, a URL will be shown. Please follow the next instructions from there.