Get Started with Zing® 8 on Ubuntu

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

These instructions will guide you through the easy process to try Zing 8 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or 16.04 LTS.

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

    1. Import Azul's public key:
    sudo wget https://assets.azul.com/files/0xB1998361219BD9C9.txt
    sudo apt-key add 0xB1998361219BD9C9.txt
    1. Attach the APT repository:
    sudo apt-add-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://repos.azul.com/zing/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main"
    1. Update the information about available packages:
    sudo apt-get update
    1. Run the following command to install Zing:
    sudo apt-get install zing-jdk1.8.0

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
      wget -O- https://trial-licenses.azul.com/redeem/<Zing_Trial_Token> > ~/.zing/license

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)
      
    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