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A few words about the Scalix installation and configuration which you can see bellow:

We are assuming that you have no experience or very little experience with Linux, so you are going to see in details all of the steps necessary to install and have running Scalix. We’ll try to perform most of the steps using the GUI (Graphical User Interface), and I hope that the experienced users who prefer CLI (Command Line Interface) will bear with this approach.

First, we are going to install RHEL 4 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and then we will proceed with the Scalix server installation.

Scalix server is running on a Linux platform as mentioned, and it can operate as a standalone server. It has its own Directory services (SYSTEM, USERLIST and FREEBUSY) and in many cases that is enough for the company which implements it. Of course you can have more than one Scalix servers in the enterprise with different directory synchronization topologies or configure Scalix server clustering.

This tutorial is the first part of a series of videos for the installation and integration of Scalix server in a corporate environment.
You can see here the Step by Step video for the initial installation of Scalix server .

Here is a list of the software that you need and the steps how to get it:

1. Register and request Scalix Enterprise Edition software:
When you receive the confirmation e-mail for your evaluation, download the two files:
– Software for Red Hat: scalix-core-intel-redhat-10.0.0.tar.gz
– Enterprise Extensions: scalix-entext-10.0.0.tar.gz

2. Register and download RHEL 4 ES with a free 30-day evaluation subscription from:
You have to activate your evaluation subscription when you receive the eval e-mail from Red Hat in order to be able to download RHEL ES 4. Make sure that you download the RHEL ISO images for the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 Update. Each update release is a complete, functional version of the operating system and does not require previous releases.

3. Download J2SE SDK – RPM in self-extracting file: j2sdk-1_4_2_xx-linux-i586-rpm.bin from:

1. It might take up to two days until you receive the confirmation e-mail with the download instructions from Scalix.
2. Downloading the RHEL ISO images might also be time consuming.
3. When you extract scalix-core-intel-redhat-10.0.0.tar.gz you will find the following guides in the folder documentation:
– scalix_installation_guide.pdf
– scalix_administration_guide.pdf
– scalix_administration_console_guide.pdf
That’s in case you are browsing the guides’ section of the knowledgebase at www.scalix.com and wonder where the full guides are. These are a couple of hundred pages which contain detailed and practical answers to most of the questions that you might have.

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Step 1 Install RHEL 4 – boot from RHEL CD1 and choose the components, required by Scalix.

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Step 2 Update the RHEL installation.

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Step 3 Prepare for the Scalix installation – create DNS entries, edit the HOSTS file, check connectivity.

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Step 4 Install Java SDK.

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Step 5 Install Scalix – 5 steps in 5 minutes.

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Step 6 Test the installation – create a test user, send a test e-mail.

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