Installation on Linux ARM64 systems

As of version 21.0, we provide GraalVM Community Edition for Linux on ARM 64-bit system, based on OpenJDK 11 for AArch64 architecture. This distribution can be installed on Linux systems for AArch64 CPU architecture.

Note: The base GraalVM Community distribution including all components is experimental on Linux ARM 64-bit systems.

You can install the GraalVM distribution for Linux ARM64 systems from an archive file (.tar.gz). This allows you to install GraalVM for the current user into any location, without affecting other JDK installations.

  1. Navigate to the GraalVM Releases repository on GitHub. Depending on the workload, select Java 11 or 16 based distribution for the Linux AArch64 architecture, and download.
  2. Change the directory to the location where you want to install GraalVM, then move the .tar.gz archive to it.
  3. Unzip the archive:
    tar -xzf graalvm-ce-java<version>-linux-aarch64-<version>.tar.gz
    
  4. There can be multiple JDKs installed on the machine. The next step is to configure the runtime environment:
    • Point the PATH environment variable to the GraalVM Enterprise bin directory:
        export PATH=/path/to/<graalvm>/bin:$PATH
      
    • Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to resolve to the installation directory:
        export JAVA_HOME=/path/to/<graalvm>
      
  5. To check whether the installation was successful, run the java -version command.

Optionally, you can specify GraalVM as the default JRE or JDK installation in your Java IDE.

For Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition users, find the installation instructions here.

Supported Functionalities #

The 64-bit GraalVM Community distribution for Linux platforms includes OpenJDK with the GraalVM compiler enabled, the GraalVM Updater, gu, tool, the JavaScript runtime, and some developer tools (e.g., Chrome inspector based debugger, Visual VM). Support for Native Image, Node.js, LLVM and WebAssembly runtimes can be installed with gu. Runtimes for Python, FastR, and Ruby languages are not available in this distribution yet.