Get Started with Zing® on Ubuntu

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These instructions will guide you through the easy process to try Zing 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.

For other versions of Ubuntu, see here.

Step 1: Install Zing

    1. Import Azul's public key:
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkps:// --recv-keys 0xB1998361219BD9C9
    1. Attach the APT repository:
    sudo apt-add-repository "deb [arch=amd64] $(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. In your browser, go to, enter the Zing Trial Token, and click Download License.
  4. On your system, save the license file to /etc/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:
    /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)
    1. Start your Java application by using the newly installed Zing Virtual Machine.
    2. If you do not see the output above, visit the Zing Community Forum.

Once 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