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Get Started with Azul Platform Prime on SLES

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Looking for Zing? The Azul Zing Virtual Machine is now Azul Zulu Prime Builds of OpenJDK and part of Azul Platform Prime. Learn more.

Need a different Linux distro? Go back to Azul Platform Prime Downloads.

These instructions will guide you through the easy process to try Azul Platform Prime on SLES 11 and SLES 12.

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, testing, 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:

    sudo rpm --import
  2. Attach the Yum repository.

    For SLES 11:

    sudo zypper addrepo zing

    For SLES 12:

    sudo zypper addrepo zing
  3. Run the following commands to install Azul Platform Prime:

    sudo zypper install zing-<jdk-version>

    Use the following strings to specify the JDK version:

    JDK Version String

    JDK 8


    JDK 11


    JDK 13


    JDK 15


  4. Increase the limit for virtual memory usage:

    sudo ulimit -v unlimited

Installing a Downloaded Stable Build

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

  1. Download the build from

  2. Run the following command:

    sudo zypper --no-gpg-checks install zing<zulu_prime_version>-jdk<version>.rpm

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>.