Zextras Suite Documentation

Welcome to the technical documentation of Zextras Suite.

Here you can find a description of its functionalities and configuration options.

What is Zextras Suite?

Zextras Suite is an all-in-one solution that seamlessly integrate with Zimbra Open Source Edition, avoiding issues like conflicts with Zimbra.

Some strong points of Zextras Suite are: security (including encrypted communication channels, 2FA and SAML authentication), data protection and data ownership (you control your data: choose where to store data and backups, what to delete, and so on), full GDPR compliance.

Main Features & Components

Zextras Suite is organised in modules, that can be purchased in different bundles, according to the available licenses. More information on Zextras Store.

  • Zextras Auth is the authentication layer that takes care of the login modalities and access to mailbox and other modules

  • Zextras Backup concerns primarily methods to save your mail, documents, and data. The module also encompasses Restore Strategies to recover deleted items or accounts, and Advanced Backup Techniques, which include Disaster Recovery.

  • Zextras Mobile allows to manage mobile devices and their access to address book, shared resources, and to the Zextras modules

  • Zextras Powerstore contains advanced concepts and techniques for storage management on Zextras

  • Zextras Admin describes advanced management task for administrators

  • Zextras Drive is used to share drafts, full documents, videos, and every kind of files, with all your colleagues

  • Zextras Docs provides a collaborative editing environment for documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more

  • Zextras Team a fully-fledged communication system for chat, videoconferencing and remote presentations

Modules can be individually enabled or disabled by an administrator. Instructions for this are provided within each module’s documentation.

Additional resources

Besides the individual modules, the Zextras ecosystem encompasses a customer support portal, and two additional portals: this technical documentation, and the Community.

On the customer support portal, dedicated to licenced users--i.e., existing customers and people who have started a trial—​one can open a ticket in case of problems with Zextras Suite or to report a bug. Non-licenced users can find help in the official forum (see the section below for more information).

The two techical and community documentation are more broadly described in the upcoming section.

Documentation Types and Users

This documentation (docs for short), hosted on docs.zextras.com, is composed by several parts and is complemented by the online Community Documentation for Zextras Suite. While they are accessible by everyone, they have different intended audiences. The typical users of Zextras Suite belongs to either of these categories: Regular Users or Administrators.

Docs.zextras.com

This documentation describes the Web GUI and the functionalities provided by Zextras Suite in a concise way; it shows how to enable and configure the modules, and how to carry out common administrative tasks.

Docs is suited mostly for administrators, and contains the following parts:

  • Compatibility list of Zextras Suite with Zimbra versions

  • Installation guide, including requirements and configuration tips

  • A dedicated guide for every module

  • Quick and Full command reference. At the end of each module, a list of all CLI commands that can be used to manage the module is provided. Each command is linked to its full reference, which includes all the available options and command examples. The quick and full CLI references are also provided in a standalone section.

  • Changelog for all version more recent than 3.0.0

Community

The community consists of several parts; its strong point is a large collection of articles, complemented by the official discussion forum, the place where the community members interact, search for useful resources, provide own feedback, share their experiences, or comment articles. Moreover, the forum can be used by non-licensed users to ask for help and support.

The content of this site is tailored for Regular Users, who can find guidelines, howtos, and more generic articles about the functionalities. Moreover, also Administrators can find useful resources about Zextras and its ecosystem.

More in detail, the article are divided into two main categories:

  • The Blog, which consists of release notes, news, and more

  • The Tech area, containing articles focusing on the Zextras Suite and Linux. This section is further divided into three parts:

    • Zimbra OSE, whose articles help in installing, configuring, and managing Zimbra OSE and Zimbra 9 Open Source build by Zextras

    • Zextras Suite containing guides to configure and use the modules of Zextras Suite and deepen the knowledge of its components. this part is the reference for Regular Users.

    • Linux World presents articles about services configuration and virtualisation systems under Linux systems; it is dedicated to all readers who also act as DevOps or Sysadmins

Regular User

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We define Regular User as everyone who uses Zextras Suite and its functionalities. A Regular User will find a lot of configuration guidelines and articles about and around Zextras on the Community Documentation

More in details, a Regular user will find useful articles in either the tech area, the Blog, and the forum.

Administrator

Besides using Zextras Suite, an Administrator also manages its installation, access policies, configuration and so on. Administrators can find resources on both this documentation and Community. In particular, the following is a list of some of relevant resources:

On Docs:

On Community:

Try and Install Zextras

In order to try out Zextras, you can download a free trial of the latest available version of Zextras suite. After filling in a form, you will be sent a link to download an image, that you can install as a virtual machine or on a physical server by following the installation guide, which provides requirements, important information, and the actual installation guide.