Zimbra: VMware Content Library with Zimbra Collaboration templates ready to deploy

Hello, everyone, I've been working with the VMware Content Library for quite some time, I've blogged about it here in Spanish. So, I've decided to create my own Zimbra Content Library, one of the first in the entire world, so you can sync it and deploy Zimbra in a really easy way.

Zimbra Templates

For the very first version of this project, I've used the latest Zimbra Collaboration 8.7.11 GA, and for the OS I've chosen Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, here are more details about this template:
  • vCPU: 4
  • vRAM: 8GB
  • vDISK1: 50GB / partition and SWAP
  • vDISK2: 100GB /opt partition
  • SCSI Controller: VMware Paravirtual
  • Networking: VMXNET3 - IP 192.168.1.150
  • Template compatible with VMware 5.5 and above
Another related topics
  • It does include the Open VMware Tools
  • OS Credentials:
    • User: oper
    • Password: Zimbra2017
  • Zimbra Credentials:
    • User: admin
    • Password: Zimbra2017
On this first version, we have only a single template with a Zimbra Single Server. But one of the benefits of VMware Content Libraries is that as soon I upload more templates or ISOS, you will automatically have them.

How to connect to the Zimbra Content Library

We can manage our VMware Content Library directly from the vSphere Web Client Flash, or even the new HTML Client, available starting vSphere 6.5 U1 or with the fling as I've explained multiple times on this Spanish blog post.The first step is to select a name for this Content Library and the vCenter Server: