Step 2 - Install Java

  1. Download java 8 release of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
  • For the standalone version you will only need the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) not Java Development Kit (JDK)
  • Java 8 isn’t just recommended… it’s required for most releases in the 2.x series.
    To download the application use the this link
  • Accept the license agreement and make sure you download the correct file basing on your operating system, whether its x32 or x64 bit.

Note: If you are unsure about the version please follow this guide

  • It is recommended to download the executable file (.exe) for a simpler run
  • Execute the downloaded file, accept the license agreement and follow the instructions in the wizard, installing in default installation directories.


You can install the OpenJDK on it's own as a package

sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk

or automatically as a dependency of Tomcat

sudo apt-get install tomcat7