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Get Started with Azul Platform Prime on YUM Systems

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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 guide you through the Azul Platform Prime installation using the yum package manager on these operating systems:

  • Amazon Linux

  • Oracle

  • RHEL/CentOS

  • 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 and evaluation. By downloading Stream Builds, you agree to the Azul Platform Prime Evaluation Agreement. For more information, see the Azul Platform Prime Roadmap.

The following examples contain the commands to install JDK 17 for each platform, see Version Mapping for other versions.

Amazon Linux

sudo rpm --import sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/zing.repo sudo yum install zing-jdk17.0.0


sudo rpm --import sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/zing.repo sudo yum install zing-jdk17.0.0


sudo rpm --import sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/zing.repo sudo yum install zing-jdk17.0.0


sudo rpm --import sudo zypper addrepo zing sudo zypper install zing-jdk17.0.0 sudo ulimit -v unlimited

Version mapping

Use the following mappings to specify the JDK version:

JDK Version JDK Version Mapping



JDK 11


JDK 13


JDK 15


JDK 17


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:

    sudo rpm --import
  3. Run the following command on the downloaded file.

    sudo yum localinstall <yum-installation-file>

    For SLES 12, run this command:

    sudo zypper install <yum-installation-file>

The <yum-installation-file> name has the following format: zing<zulu_prime_version>-jdk<version>.rpm

Running Azul Platform Prime

Once you’ve 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>.