Get Started with Zing® 8 on SLES

Need a different Linux distro? Go back to the Zing Quickstart Guide.

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

Note: Our software distributions are signed by an OpenPGP key when appropriate. To verify your download, see Product Signing Keys (OpenPGP) for details.

Step 1: Install Zing

Install Zing by using an Azul System repository that corresponds to your environment.

    1. Import Azul's public key:
    2. sudo rpm --import https://repos.azul.com/azul-repo.key
    3. Attach the Yum repository.
    4. For SLES 11:

      sudo zypper addrepo https://repos.azul.com/zing/sles/11 zing

      For SLES 12:

      sudo zypper addrepo https://repos.azul.com/zing/sles/12 zing
    5. Run the following commands to install Zing:
    6. sudo zypper install zing-jdk1.8.0
    7. Increase the limit for virtual memory usage:
    8. sudo ulimit -v unlimited

Step 2: License Zing

    1. Sign up for a Zing Trial License in order to obtain your Zing Trial Token.
    2. Check the Zing Trial Token email you received from Azul and locate your Zing Trial Token (if you did not receive the email in your inbox, check your Spam or Junk email folders).
    3. Download and install your license:
    4. mkdir ~/.zing
      curl -o ~/.zing/license  https://trial-licenses.azul.com/redeem/<Zing_Trial_Token>

Step 3: Run Zing

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

    1. Verify the Java version:
    2. /opt/zing/zing-jdk8/bin/java -version

      Sample output:

      
      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 might want to set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to the Zing installation directory, e.g. $ export JAVA_HOME=/opt/zing/zing-jdk8).

    3. Start your Java application by using the newly installed Zing Virtual Machine.
    4. If you do not see the output above, visit the Zing Community Forum.

After you verified Zing installation, proceed with the post-installation steps.

See Also:

Zing System Requirements

Zing Troubleshooting Guide

Zing Virtual Machine Release Notes

Zing User’s Guide

Zing Community Forum