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Zing Installation Instructions


If you are using ZVM or lower, follow instructions at

For system requirements and maximum heap size, see Zing System Requirements.

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Installing the Zing Virtual Machine

Once you have downloaded the ZVM installation package, run an installation command appropriate for your operating system to install the ZVM in the default mode:

System Command to Install Package



Oracle Linux

Amazon Linux

sudo yum localinstall –-nogpgcheck zing<zvm_version>-jdk<version>.rpm


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



sudo dpkg -i zing<zvm_version>-jdk<version>.deb


tar xzf zing<zvm_version>-jdk<version>.tar.gz




Start Using Zing Virtual Machine

After the Zing Virtual Machine (ZVM) is installed, verify the completed installation.

Run a simple Java command, e.g., type:

$ <zing_java_directory>/bin/java -version

where <zing_java_installation_directory> is the directory where Zing is installed, for example:

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

A sample system output should look similar to the following:

java version "1.8.0_275" Java Runtime Environment (Zing (build 1.8.0_275-b1) Zing 64-Bit Tiered VM (Zing (build 1.8.0_275-zing_20.12.0.0-b1-product-linux-X86_64, mixed mode)




The ZST component is needed for the following situations or requirements:

  • Heap size (-Xmx) larger than 2500 GBytes. With ZST, Zing supports up to 20 TB (20,000 GB).
  • Static memory reservation for Java heaps at system start.
  • OS versions older than listed in the Zing Operating System Requirements.

See Installing the Zing System Tools for instructions on how to install the ZST component.


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