Server JRE 7 Installation on the Oracle Solaris Operating System

See JDK 7 and JRE 7 Installation Guide for general information about installing.

For information on enhancements to JDK 7 that relate to the installer, see Installer Enhancements in JDK 7.


System Requirements

This version of the Server JRE is supported on the Oracle Solaris 10 Update 9 or later OS, Oracle Solaris 11 Express OS, and Oracle Solaris 11 OS. For supported processors and browsers, see Oracle JDK 7 and JRE 7 Certified System Configurations.

Server JRE 7 Installation Instructions

The following table lists the options available for downloading the Server JRE 7 release on the Oracle Solaris platform.

Download File(s) Architecture Who Can Install
64-bit SPARC anyone
64-bit x64, EM64T anyone
server-jre-7u<version>-solaris-i586.tar.gz EM64T anyone

Note: For any text on this page containing the following notation, you must substitute the appropriate Server JRE update version number for the notation.


For example, if you are installing Server JRE 7 update release 21, the following string representing the name of the bundle:


would become:


Note that, as in the preceding example, the <version> number is sometimes preceded with the letter u, for example, 7u1, and sometimes it is preceded with an underbar, for example, jre1.7.0_01.

Installation of Oracle Solaris Archive Binaries (.tar.gz)

You can install a JRE archive binary in any location that you can write to. It will not displace the system version of the Java platform provided by the Oracle Solaris OS.

Installing the JRE on a 64-bit system that allows a 32-bit JVM is a two-step process: first install the 32-bit JRE and then install the additional support for 64-bit operations. The file names are as follows:

On SPARC processors:

    server-jre-7u<version>-solaris-sparc.tar.gz     (32-bit)
    server-jre-7u<version>-solaris-sparcv9.tar.gz   (64-bit)

On x64/EM64T processors:

    server-jre-7u<version>-solaris-i586.tar.gz     (32-bit)
    server-jre-7u<version>-solaris-x64.tar.gz      (64-bit)

Install the Server JRE by doing the following:

1. Download the bundles. Before the file can be downloaded, you must accept the license agreement. The archive binaries can be installed by anyone (not only root users), in any location that you can write to.

The .tar.gz archive file (also called a tarball) is a file that can be simultaneously uncompressed and extracted in one step.

2. Change directory to the location where you would like the Server JRE to be installed. Move the .tar.gz archive binaries to the current directory.

3. Unpack the tarball and install the Server JRE.

The following steps can be performed in either order.

On SPARC processors:

    % gzip -dc server-jre-7u<version>-solaris-sparc.tar.gz | tar xf -
    % gzip -dc server-jre-7u<version>-solaris-sparcv9.tar.gz | tar xf -

On x64/EM64T processors:

    % gzip -dc server-jre-7u<version>-solaris-i586.tar.gz | tar xf -
    % gzip -dc server-jre-7u<version>-solaris-x64.tar.gz | tar xf -

The JRE is installed in a directory called jdk1.7.0_<version> in the current directory. For example, for the JRE 7 update 21 release, the directory would be named: jdk1.7.0_21.

The supplemental files for 64-bit support are installed in directories named for the machine architecture model, which are added at several locations within the same jdk1.7.0_<version> directory where the 32-bit JRE was installed. For example, on SPARC processors the 64-bit Java VM Library file ( is stored in the jdk1.7.0_<version>/jre/lib/sparcv9/server directory, whereas the version for x64/EM64T is stored in the jdk1.7.0_<version>/jre/lib/amd64/server directory.

4. Delete the .tar.gz file if you want to save disk space.

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