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These instructions guide you through the Azul Platform Prime installation for APT-based installation packages. APT packages are available for the following operating systems:

  • Debian

  • Ubuntu

Installing a Stream Build via Linux Package

Stream Builds are produced once a month, do not receive any security backports, and are free for development and evaluation. By downloading Stream Builds, you agree to the Azul Platform Prime Evaluation Agreement. For more information, see the Azul Platform Prime Roadmap.

  1. Import Azul’s public key:

    OS Command

    Debian

     
    curl -s https://repos.azul.com/azul-repo.key | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/azul.gpg echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/azul.gpg] https://repos.azul.com/zing/debian $(lsb_release -sc) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zing.list

    Ubuntu

     
    curl -s https://repos.azul.com/azul-repo.key | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/azul.gpg echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/azul.gpg] https://repos.azul.com/zing/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zing.list
  2. Update the information about available packages:

     
    sudo apt update
  3. Run the following command to install Azul Platform Prime:

     
    sudo apt install zing-jdk<version-number>

    Use the following strings to specify the JDK version number:

    JDK Version Version string

    JDK 8

    1.8.0

    JDK 11

    11.0.0

    JDK 13

    13.0.0

    JDK 15

    15.0.0

    JDK 17

    17.0.0

Installing a Downloaded Stable Build

Stable Builds require a license for use, contain only critical fix backports, and are produced on an ongoing basis.

  1. Download the build from the Azul Platform Prime Customer Downloads page.

  2. Import Azul’s public key:

     
    curl -s https://repos.azul.com/azul-repo.key | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/azul.gpg echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/azul.gpg] https://repos.azul.com/zing/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zing.list sudo apt update
  3. Run the following command:

     
    sudo apt install ./<downloaded-file>

    The <downloaded-file> has the following form: zing<zulu_prime_version>-jdk<version>.deb

Running Azul Platform Prime

Once you performed all installation steps, you can start running your Java applications with Azul Platform Prime as follows:

  1. Verify the Java version:

     
    /opt/zing/zing-<jdk-version>/bin/java -version

    Sample output for Java 8:

     
    java version "1.8.0-zing_19.07.0.0" Zing Runtime Environment for Java Applications (build 1.8.0-zing_19.07.0.0-b3) Zing 64-Bit Tiered VM (build 1.8.0-zing_19.07.0.0-b4-product-linux-X86_64, mixed mode)

    You may want to set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to the Azul Platform Prime installation directory, e.g. $ export JAVA_HOME=/opt/zing/zing-<jdk-version>.