Recently had to roll out a new Zoneminder install for a client using ESXi 5.1. Instead of using Viktor Petersson’s ESXi appliance (which I’ve used in the past but is outdated and no longer developed), I created a fresh, fully updated Zoneminder virtual machine template. You can use this .OVA vm template with any flavor of VMware you wish, not just ESXi. This virtual machine is up to date as of the writing of this blog post (9/23/12). It includes Ubuntu 32-bit 12.04.1 LTS and Zoneminder 1.25.0 (see bottom of post for upgrade instructions to 1.26+). Additionally, it has version 9 of VMware tools preinstalled as well.  You can have a fully configured Zoneminder install in minutes using my virtual appliance.  In ESXi, simply load the vSphere client, go to File and select Deploy OVF Template and point it to the downloaded file. If using the .OVA with any VMware product other than vSphere/ESXi, you’ll need the OVF Tool located here. I’d recommend using at least 512MB of RAM, and at least 20GB of disk space if you plan on recording video.

Download the ZoneMinder VMware Appliance Template from Sourceforge

Template tested with the following versions/flavors of VMware: ESXi 5.1, ESXi 5.0 Update 2, Fusion 4 for Macintosh

Config details:

Admin username is zmadmin, as is the password.
MySQL Root password is zmadmin as well.
The Zoneminder web interface username and password is admin.
There is no root password set for Ubuntu.

Access Zoneminder’s web interface at http://YOURIPADDRESS/zm 

The appliance, once deployed will get an IP and DNS via DHCP.  You can change the IP to static by altering /etc/network/interfaces:

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

Change the following lines: 

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

To (where x.x.x.x is your desired gateway and static IP):

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address x.x.x.x
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway x.x.x.x

Add your fully qualified name to the /etc/hosts file:

sudo nano /etc/hosts

127.0.1.1 zoneminder.yourdomain.com zoneminder
x.x.x.x zoneminder.yourdomain.com zoneminder

Optional: Add your DNS servers for name resolution (the defaults are Verizon’s DNS at 4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2):

sudo nano /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/tail

Changing “nameserver” entries to whatever your internal DNS servers are. The file defaults are:

nameserver 4.2.2.1
nameserver 4.2.2.2

Presto! You have a shiny new Zoneminder install!  Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Note: this VM template doesn’t include the Cambozola Java jar, which enables viewing of live streaming (montage) via Java.  To install it:

cd /tmp
sudo wget http://www.charliemouse.com:8080/code/cambozola/cambozola-latest.tar.gz
tar xvfz cambozola-latest.tar.gz
sudo cp /tmp/cambozola-0.93/dist/* /usr/share/zoneminder
You may need to update the 0.93 portion of the above line if you download a newer version of Cambozola.

In the ZoneMinder web interface, under Options, Image, make sure to check the OPT_CAMBOZOLA box to enable it.

FAQ/Support:

My disk is full and MySQL won’t start, how can I purge recordings to get ZM working again?

cd /usr/share/zoneminder/events
sudo rm -rf *
sudo reboot

How can I make the VM disk bigger?

Option 1 (recommended):
Run VMWare Converter to duplicate a deployed Zoneminder VM and increase the size during the conversion process.

Option 2: gParted
1. Remove any snapshots.
2. Increase the VM disk size in vSphere.
3. Use the gParted Live CD to resize the partition.

To fix “Shared Data Size Conflict in Shared_Data for monitor” in your logs, see this blog:

http://lachlanmiskin.com/blog/2012/06/24/zoneminder-shared-data-size-conflict-in-shared_data-for-monitor/ to properly set the architecture to 32-bit.  This is a Zoneminder bug.

To install the latest version of the VMware tools: Right click host, Guest, Install/Upgrade VMware Tools.  Select “Automated Tools Upgrade” with the “–default” as the “Advanced Options”

Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 10.03.36 AM

Upgrading to ZoneMinder 1.26+

Upgrading to the latest version of Zoneminder is a simple process of executing the following commands in the specified order:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:iconnor/zoneminder
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

The last command above will prompt you several times for the ZoneMinder upgrade.  Answer in this order: Y,Y,Y, Enter, Enter, Y,Y
Ignore the warning about stopping Zoneminder as it will already be stopped.

If you’d like to see the Zoneminder upgrade process looks like and how I answered the interactive upgrade questions, click here.

Important: Sometimes Zoneminder upgrades will destroy your symlinks.  Perform the following commands to reestablish these symlinks:

sudo /etc/init.d/zoneminder stop
sudo ln -s /var/cache/zoneminder/events /usr/share/zoneminder/events
sudo ln -s /var/cache/zoneminder/images /usr/share/zoneminder/images
sudo /etc/init.d/zoneminder start

Lastly, after the upgrade your Zoneminder won’t automatically start.  To fix this:

sudo nano /etc/init.d/zoneminder

Add “sleep 15″ before the zmfix -a line as pictured below (see arrow) and reboot.

sleepfix

You can upgrade to future versions by simply typing the last command (sudo apt-get dist-upgrade) as you have already added the repository for ZoneMinder.  Just make sure to add the sleep command above when upgrading.


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106 Responses to Zoneminder Virtual Machine Appliance for VMware ESXi, Workstation & Fusion

  1. Dan says:

    Thanks for taking the time to do this. Very much appreciated.

  2. Frank says:

    Thank you very much for this great appliance, it works really good. A working system in a few minutes. I’m more than happy with that!

  3. Aahar says:

    Thank you. for the appliance. I could do more in return. you have saved a lot of time and effort for me. God bless you.

  4. Roemac says:

    Thank you very much for this! It has saved me a lot of time and trouble. Cheers

  5. Marcelo says:

    Thank you so much for the VM appliance and for the topic you’ve wrote.

  6. Jens says:

    Thanks Mike, for a great appliance. I am using VM Player version 5 and it is doing fine.

  7. tony says:

    how do you shut down the vmware process? I tried ‘shutdown -h now’ and it says you have to be root. So I did su and then it asks for password. What’s the password? Nothing you have provided works.

    • Mike Waldron says:

      The default the root user is setup with a random hash during the install of Ubuntu. Having no password for root is a serious security issue of which the Ubuntu security team would NEVER allow.

      See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo for more detail.

      Ubuntu is also setup initially with the first user having the right to become root through SUDO by being a member of the Admin group. Subsequent users that need root privileges simply need to be added to this group.

      It is advisable to NEVER change the root password from it’s default hash for many reasons. If you need persistent root access simply use sudo -i.

      So:
      sudo -i
      Use password “zmadmin”
      then do you shutdown -h now command.

    • alfons says:

      sudo shutdown -h now

      then type your SU password

  8. Christoph Patsch says:

    Thank you – that’s great!

  9. Ivan Tirado says:

    How could I get h264 working for iphone using this appliance? I can download and install the appropriate ffmpeg, but I can’t find a working http segmenter. (it’s not included with this build somehow)

    • Mike Waldron says:

      No idea. I usually use uCamPro to view the camera’s directly (vs using Zoneminder) by opening several ports on the firewall and directing to the cameras. Really Zoneminder is used in most of my environments for modect/recording and central viewing via a browser.

      Good luck!

  10. Bob says:

    Hi Mike, Thank you for this appliance has made life a lot easier. Just a couple of questions.
    1. How do I change the default zmadmin password
    2. When I ssh into the vm it states there are 51 updates which need to be applied. What commands do I use to make sure all updates are applied correctly?

    Thanks
    Bob

    • Mike Waldron says:

      1. passwd zmadmin
      2. sudo apt-get update

      When you type the password you will get no visual response acknowledging your typing. Your password is still being accepted. Just type the password and hit Enter when you’re done. You’ll be prompted to retype the password. Do so and hit Enter again.

      Google is your friend.

  11. ankur says:

    can you please post a QUICK START tutorial.
    1. how to setup cameras
    2. how to change username/password

    coz i dont to know how to connect camera with vmware.
    if i start ubuntu, then enter username password
    then what?????

    please post a quick start tutorial if you have time.
    thanks

  12. chris e says:

    Just tried this but get an error
    the ovf package requires unsupported hardware. details: line 24 unsupported hardware family “vmx-08″. I am using esxi4.1

    new to this, searched vmware site, no help, any ideas

    thanks

    chris

  13. anil says:

    What is the username and password for the virtual server please?

  14. J says:

    Mike thanks for this OVF file. Is there an easy way to expand the disk? if i expand it to say 60GB before i start the VM for the first time, the sda still only shows its a 20GB drive. This is ok for a few cameras and recording but when you add 5 or 6 this will fill up fast and won’t save the data for very long before purging by zoneminder.

    Thanks!

  15. Joe says:

    Thank you!

  16. The disk size is 20GB, this is foll in 3 days and the server will no longer run. I have tried to resize the disk in ESXI however the Zoneminder appliance wont see it.

    Is it possible to have a 100GB version or larger? Or how to change the lvm partition size.

    parted resize worked for the exitended volume, but gave error file system not recognised for the lvm logical volume

    • alfons says:

      If I’d know where video files are stored, I’d create a separate virtual disk, as large as needed. Then fortmat it to ext4
      crate the folder for those files.
      in the etc/fstab file add a line mounting the above folder int the proper place.

      This disk I recommand to be insependent and persistent. If you back up the entire machine, this disk you will be secure and record wont be afected by snapshots

  17. Managed ro resize, i had to change the BIOS boot order to have the CD before the HDD as you would normally have in a desktop. It would always boot the HDD.

    OK so now resized, the Apache server is saying it cant connect to the SQL database. Think the drive running out of space has killed the database. Is there a way to recover, or should I just start again?

    • Mike Waldron says:

      Sorry for the very late reply on this. For anyone else that runs into this problem, you can easily clear all the video events to free up space using the following commands:

      cd /usr/share/zoneminder/events
      sudo rm -rf *

  18. Bill Westrup says:

    The vmware image is “failing out of the box” on Axis ip cameras. I’m getting an “Unable to probe network cameras, status is ’127′” on the first camera I attempted to setup. Neither mpeg or jpeg is working. Camera is ping-able from the server but not “probe-able” from the zm interface. Given the slew of these errors I found when Googling, I’m a little confused as to if I’m seeing a configuration error or a software bug… Anyone else having difficulties getting Axis network cameras to work? – Thanks!

    • alfons says:

      So do I

    • mike says:

      Nope, I was never able to get Axis cams to work with any other software other than what is in it all ready, or what they sell as a third party software…I was able to ping the cam but ZoneMinder did not like it…This was over 2 years ago when I had my hands on some Axis cams…But on the other hand the Axis software works great, and I never had a problem with it…so why bother…ZoneMinder works great with cams that i can afford…Axis cams are great but way out of my price range…I found some HD knock offs from China and they work great with this ZoneMinder package….outside full pan tilt zoom..ext ext….

      • mike says:

        well was able to get a axis cam, and tried it..werks great…Just have to read the how to…and I was werking recording zooming and so on…

  19. Manged to fiannly rezixe the LVM.

    lvextend -L98G /dev/mapper/zoneminder-root
    resize2fs /dev/mapper/zoneminder-root 98G

    These 2 commands rezized the volume. gpated did nothing it seems

  20. alfons says:

    I’we just deploid the VM and it works.

    But I can’t see in monitor the image of an axis M-1031 M camera.

    i can see the image directly from the camera. but no t in the application monitor

    Any idea??

    Thanks in advanced

  21. Paolo says:

    Hello you are good boy! thanks for this share!! ..and sorry for my english…

  22. Tedd says:

    Hello,
    Thank you for the VM machine it really saved me enormous time.
    I am seeking some help getting my camera displayed on the monitoring software.
    The cam I am trying requires user name and password that is probably why I am getting a blank screen also on the browser bottom bar I see that the server is trying all the time.
    Could you please share with me a solution to my problem?

    Thank you in advance

    • Vicki says:

      If your camera needs a username / password to login then often all you will need to do is change the Remote Host Name to :@

      Example myadmin:1234@192.168.1.128

  23. Vicki says:

    I currently can’t seem to get zoneminder to work with a Trendnet TV_IP110w camera even using the settings as described at http://www.zoneminder.com/wiki/index.php/Trendnet#TV-IP110_.26_TV-IP110W

    I get normal video when I go directly to the camera with firefox but with zoneminder I get just a black screen. The log file has the following errors repeated over and over.
    =====================================================================================================
    2013-04-03 16:45:08.356420 zmdc 1324 ERR ‘zmc -m 1′ exited abnormally, exit status 255 zmdc.pl
    2013-04-03 16:45:08.350164 zmc_m1 1474 ERR Failed to capture image from monitor 1 (0/1) zmc.cpp 263
    2013-04-03 16:45:08.349703 zmc_m1 1474 ERR Unable to get response zm_remote_camera_http.cpp 1097
    2013-04-03 16:45:08.349230 zmc_m1 1474 ERR Unrecognised content type ‘multipart/mixed’ zm_remote_camera_http.cpp 800
    2013-04-03 16:45:08.099400 zmc_m1 1474 INF Starting Capture zmc.cpp 191
    2013-04-03 16:45:08.014020 zmdc 1474 INF ‘zmc -m 1′ started at 13/04/03 16:45:08 zmdc.pl
    2013-04-03 16:45:08.012350 zmdc 1324 INF ‘zmc -m 1′ starting at 13/04/03 16:45:08, pid = 1474 zmdc.pl
    2013-04-03 16:45:08.003980 zmdc 1324 INF Starting pending process, zmc -m 1 zmdc.pl
    ===================================================================================================

    The first error is “Unrecognised content type ‘multipart/mixed” so it is probably the key error but I can’t find any info on it.

    Any suggestions much appreciated

  24. Jason Sturgeon says:

    Thank you so much for building this! The old one was so outdated. Was able to get it up and running in now time. So much better than building it from scratch in a VM. Great simple directions. Now…I just need to learn some of the million advanced options. The config either needs a usability update, or someone needs to write a good guide/book explaining what all these configuration options really do and the best ways to use them.

  25. Ruben says:

    Great!

    its up and running

    how to set clock right? will need to change for Europe London and i havent find it…

  26. S says:

    Give a man a loaf of bread and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

    Can you put instruction of how to build up the server Ground up, like step 1: Install ubuntu server(LAMP Version) , step 2 … of the indivisual packages you’ve installed and how resolved the dependencies.

    Thanks
    S

  27. Steve C says:

    First of all, thanks SO much for building this appliance…. it’s been a GREAT way to get started with zoneminder and really does work so well!!!

    It’s gotten me pushing so much farther than I thought I would… right now I’m working on integrating your appliance into a pretty fully automated house, Universal Devices ISY-994i for lighting, proximity and appliance control, XBMC with HTTP triggers setup to the ISY and EventGhost to control lighting, sound levels, whole house music, motion detectors, door sensors, thermostats, etc…. it can turn on and of lights, change colors of accent lighting, pretty much predict/guess what room of the house people are in as well as where they might be going when they walk around…….

    and THAT, brings me back to you.

    Since the ISY has great Insteon motion detectors, can read lights switches, tell when doors are open, etc…. it really want to use IT to control where my cameras are looking at what’s recording… and in this version of your appliance, I can’t seem to get the “zmtrigger.pl” function working. Any chance you’ve worked with it yourself, or maybe can help me track down what might be wrong in the appliance?

    • Mike Waldron says:

      Hey Steve, I only know the basics of ZM (and really just use it in it’s most basic form) so I would probably defer you to the Zoneminder forums @ http://www.zoneminder.com/forums.

      Good luck and glad you are enjoying the VM.

      • Steve C says:

        Just posted a few messages there and my new cams are on the way. Thank’s again for getting us all off to a good start… this looks like it’s going to be exactly what I’m looking for!

  28. Mick says:

    When I try to import this into workstation 7.1 it returns an error “The OVF descriptor file could not be parsed”.

    I have installed the new VMWare OVFtool and still have this problem (I assume that workstation uses the tool and there are no links etc for me to use manually).

    What else can I try?

    • Mike Waldron says:

      How about trying the VMware standalone converter (which I use frequently with ESXi).

      1) Download VMware convertor standalone
      2) Click convert machine button and select the OVA/OVF
      3) Select “Virtual Appliance” – “File System if you have downloaded your OVA / OVF or URL”

      Creates a VMX and VMDK, now open your workstation / vCenter GUI and open the VMX

  29. Alan McKay says:

    Hi there, I download this to my Mac (latest OS, latest updates) and my VMWare Fusion 4.1.4 says it cannot open it. What can I be doing wrong?

      • Alan McKay says:

        Thanks for the quick reply – I’ll have a look

      • Alan McKay says:

        Still no go. I have never used this before so this is what I did, and it still won’t open the ovf

        /Applications/VMware\ OVF\ Tool/ovftool Zoneminder-1.25.0-Ubuntu-12.04.1-LTS.ova Zoneminder-1.25.0-Ubuntu-12.04.1-LTS.ovf

        • Alan McKay says:

          p.s. the tool seemed to do something – went through percentages and looked like it knew what it was doing

        • Alan McKay says:

          Oh, here is what it said :

          OHRI-156396:VMs amckay$ /Applications/VMware\ OVF\ Tool/ovftool Zoneminder-1.25.0-Ubuntu-12.04.1-LTS.ova Zoneminder-1.25.0-Ubuntu-12.04.1-LTS.ovf
          Opening OVA source: Zoneminder-1.25.0-Ubuntu-12.04.1-LTS.ova
          Opening OVF target: Zoneminder-1.25.0-Ubuntu-12.04.1-LTS.ovf
          Writing OVF package: Zoneminder-1.25.0-Ubuntu-12.04.1-LTS.ovf
          Transfer Completed
          The manifest validates
          Warning:
          – No manifest entry found for: ‘Zoneminder-1.25.0-Ubuntu-12.04.vmdk’.
          Completed successfully
          OHRI-156396:VMs amckay$

          • Alan McKay says:

            Still no joy so I just installed ubuntu and am configuring the software myself.

            Any idea whether it should recognize the built in cameras on my Mac, or how to do that? I am using just /dev/video but I don’t really know what that connects to, and it does not seem to be working.

  30. paco says:

    hi i run virtualmachine vmdk of zoneminder but i dont see desktop,no unity where is interface,…only console?
    i logged like zmadmin.
    thanks

  31. Joseph Spenner says:

    I just downloaded the VMWare Virtual Appliance and got this thing working in minutes. Very impressive!
    But the first thing I did was convert the VM from VMware to VirtualBox, which was pretty easy using VirtualBox tools.
    I was impressed that everything pretty much ‘just worked’.
    The only thing I found missing was SMTP authentication. But definitely not a show stopper for me.
    Thanks!

  32. Giuseppe says:

    i have an embarrassing problem with the default user and password. i use zmadmin for both but i can’t login. why ?

  33. Rob Thompson says:

    Hello,

    I have this setup and working great on the LAN, do I need to open any ports other than 80 to access it from the internet? or do I need to open up some setting within zoneminder?

    Thanks

  34. Graham says:

    Hi, What exact command would I need to type to upgrade from this 1.25 to 1.26.1. Also when I run the command will all settings remain the same? Thanks in advance

  35. Greg says:

    Thanks for the pre-setup ZM. It all went well for me except for after my cams were recording for awhile, it pretty much crashed and now i can’t get into ZM. I get error “Could not connect to database: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2)”.

    Maybe I need to pump up the RAM on it? I have 12 cameras I want to record at 640×480 15 fps. I was hoping this would be a solid option for me so I can move the rest of my five DVR’s all into two big and powerful ESXi hosts. I have 80 cameras I need to record 24/7.

    • Mike Waldron says:

      I emailed Greg privately. Turns out his disk was full as the auto-prune of recordings was not enabled. If your database stops working, make sure to run a “df” to see if you have filled up your disk. Also make sure to enable the background process to auto-prune recordings when you first configure your ZM VM.

      If you have filled up your disk you have the option to start over, or possible use instructions found in the comments to resize the disk and tell linux to use it.

  36. saurabh jain says:

    hi,
    please help in zoneminder.i just configure it in virtual box 4.0,now i got the error

    sudo /etc/init.d/zoneminder start
    Starting ZoneMinder: Bareword “ZM_PATH_LOGS” not allowed while “strict subs” in use at /usr/share/perl5/ZoneMinder/Logger.pm line 153.
    BEGIN not safe after errors–compilation aborted at /usr/share/perl5/ZoneMinder/Logger.pm line 168.
    Compilation failed in require at /usr/share/perl5/ZoneMinder.pm line 34.
    BEGIN failed–compilation aborted at /usr/share/perl5/ZoneMinder.pm line 34.
    Compilation failed in require at /usr/bin/zmpkg.pl line 37.
    BEGIN failed–compilation aborted at /usr/bin/zmpkg.pl line 37.
    failure

    what i have to do to resolve it.please help me.

  37. Greg says:

    Is there a possibility you could save and provide us with an earlier version VM of this? It seems my RAID card drivers are only working in ESXi 4.x so if I could have this VM on that version of host it would be great.

  38. M says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS MAN!

    downloaded, got it running, changed root pw, forgot root pw, trying to configure rtsp with 3 chinees 2MP PoE cameras w/o luck. Browsed forum on rtsp-related problems. it seemed like 1.26.x might help with that.

    Any plans for updating the image to that version? (im gonna have to reinstall anyway as i have forgotten root pw…)

    (othervise i guess a step-by-step instruction for non-Linux ppl would be much appreciated)

    Super kudoos for all your effort!

  39. Knut Häggman says:

    Hi
    I am testing this ZM 1.25 in vmware. It´s good!
    One problem. I can´t find or probe my cameras Arecont Vision AV3130, so I want to upgrade to .1.26.4:
    - how can I upgrade?
    - then I test again if I can connect my AV3130-cameras to zm

    kr Knut Häggman

  40. Sam J says:

    Hi,
    Thank you for the vm. I’m running into a problem where when I try to connect to ZM from iphone app eyezm it gives me error: “does not appear to be a zoneminder server with xml plugin.”

    I looked at the eyezm site (http://eyezm.com/files.php ) and it says XML is included ZM 1.24 onwards and I seem to have 1.25 . I assumed a later version would have XML already installed. Could you help me to get XML working please?

  41. Robert says:

    I installed the VM on a Mac using VMWare Fusion. Runs great! Thanks for this.

    I noticed that network traffic increases from ~156 kb/s to ~400 kb/s between 07h00 and 17h00 every day. Can’t find the process running on the ZM VM that would cause that. Any Idea?

    There are 2 cams on the system and they don’t have parameters that would cause that. They just run 24/7. Nothing else on the Mac causes that traffic. Besides, when I stop the ZM VM, network traffic drops to ~0 (with nothing running on the Mac.

    • Mike Waldron says:

      Are you running the 1.25 version of the VM or have you upgraded it? Honestly, I never noticed this behavior (although I never looked for it either)… If you delete all your monitors does this still happen? The only network traffic that should be generated is from the cameras to ZM. You may also be seeing loopback traffic, where the ZM server is communicating with MySQL. A way to test for this behavior is to remove the default gateway and see if you still see these traffic spikes.

      • Robert says:

        I did not upgrade. Just installed stock VM. If I stop the cameras, traffic goes to ~0. It cannot be loopback since this is traffic between the VM and the Mac. So even if the server is communicating with SQL, that would be on the Linux machine, not between the VM and the Mac host.
        Also, what really bugs me is that this happens every day, from 07h00 to 17h00. Is it something running on the VM? A process that is timed to run at certain hours? But why would it show a spike TO the host?
        Is there a linux tool to monitor network traffic, ideally by process?

        • Mike Waldron says:

          Nothing that I know of. This was a simple Ubuntu LTS install with Zoneminder on top, nothing else. Maybe your best bet is just to build a system yourself.

          • Robert says:

            Na, don’t worry, your VM is fine. 200 KB not that much extra traffic on a gigabit network! I’m just curious. There must be a process in Ubuntu that’s alive for that time period. I just can’t find a tool to show me what is using the network in Linux.

      • Robert says:

        Found it! I downloaded nethogs (sudo apt-get install nethogs) and ran it for a while. This morning, around 06:40, network traffic started to increase. The two zmc processes were slowly showing more and more traffic. Dawn…
        I guess traffic wil go back to low at dusk…
        The two cameras are just sending more data as they get more to look at.
        Duhh!

        • Robert says:

          Just checked the weather station: Dawn is 06:41 today in Montreal. Sunrise at 07:14. I guess there will be a peak then, until 16h49 tonight… funny…

  42. anon says:

    Hi Mike, thank you so much for your time in creating and sharing this virtual appliance.

  43. The page xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/zm redirect to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/zm/undefined
    Why?

  44. Joe says:

    I set up nullmailer so I can have events emailed to me when motion is detected, I tested nullmailer from the terminal and it works, I set up the settings in zoneminder but when it tries to email me I get the following in the log. Google is not turning anything up, can anyone help? I want to make it work myself but if I can’t I will end up trying your pre-made vm, thanks!

    zmfilter 6938 ERR Can’t send email: SMTP Failed to connect to mail server: Connection refused at /usr/bin/zmfilter.pl line 1004 zmfilter.pl

  45. Nick Beare says:

    Hi there,

    This is a great template, but how do I change the admin user’s password on the ZM web interface? I don’t want to leave the admin password as admin as I will be exposing this page to the Internet.

    Cheers,
    Nick

  46. Pedro Veliz says:

    Muchas gracias, fue de mucha ayuda, todo funciona correctamente ahora……, saludos desde Chile!!!…

  47. Daniel Villagran says:

    Thanks for the appliance, maybe can you help me, i need to change the location path to save the recordings but i already tried following the instructions on the wiki page of zoneminder but nothing, can you explain to me how do this change?, thanks

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