Get Started with Zing® 8 from a tar.gz Archive

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These instructions introduce you to the quick and easy process to try Zing 8 from a tar.gz archive.

Make sure your system meets the system requirements listed in Zing Installation Instructions.

Step 1: Download Zing 8

Step 2: Get a Zing License

  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 your license:
  4. mkdir ~/.zing
    wget -O-<Zing_Trial_Token>  > ~/.zing/license

Step 3: Uncompress the Zing Archive

  1. Uncompress the downloaded tar.gz archive on the host machine where the Java applications will be run:
    tar xzvf zing<zvm_version>-<jdk_version>.tar.gz

    Note: The gzip and tar utilities are required to install the ZVM tar.gz archive on Linux host platforms.

  2. Verify that the Zing Virtual Machine is successfully unpacked:
  3. /<uncompressed_zing_archive_directory>/bin/java -version

    The output should look similar to the snippet below:

    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)

    If you do not see output similar to the above, contact Azul Support or visit the Zing Community Forum.

See Also:

Post Installation Tasks for Production Systems

Evaluate JVM Performance using jHiccup

Zing System Requirements

Zing Release Notes

Zing Online Documentation

Zing Troubleshooting Guide

Zing Knowledge Base