Installation on Linux Platforms

Follow these steps to install Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition on the Linux operating system:

  1. Navigate to Oracle GraalVM Downloads. Depending on the workload, select Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition based on JDK8 for Linux or Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition based on JDK11 for Linux,
  2. Click on the Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition Core download link. Before you download a file, you must accept the Oracle License Agreement in the popup window.
  3. When the download button becomes active, press it to start downloading **graalvm-ee-java-linux-amd64-.tar.gz**.
  4. Change the directory to the location where you want to install GraalVM Enterprise, then move the .tar.gz archive to it.
  5. Unzip the archive:
     tar -xzf graalvm-ee-java<version>-linux-amd64-<version>.tar.gz
  6. 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>
  7. To check whether the installation was successful, run the java -version command. Optionally, you can specify GraalVM Enterprise as the default JRE or JDK installation in your Java IDE.

Supported Functionalities

The base distribution of GraalVM Enterprise for Linux (AMD64) platforms includes Oracle JDK with the GraalVM compiler enabled, the LLVM runtime, and the Node.js JavaScript runtime environment for servers and applications. The base installation can be extended with:


Language Runtimes:

To assist a user with installation, GraalVM Enterprise includes GraalVM Updater, a command line utility to install and manage additional functionalities. Proceed to the installation steps to add any necessary language runtime or utility from above to the GraalVM Enterprise core.