Installation on Windows Platforms
You can install Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition on the Windows operating system from an archive file (zip). Follow these steps:
- Navigate to Oracle GraalVM Downloads.
- Select the preferable GraalVM Enterprise version in the Release Version dropdown, 11 or 17 for the Java version, and Windows for the operating system.
- Click on the GraalVM Enterprise JDK download link. Before you download a file, you must accept the Oracle License Agreement in the popup window.
- When the download button becomes active, press it to start downloading graalvm-ee-java
- Change the directory to the location where you want to install GraalVM Enterprise, then move the .zip archive to it.
- Unzip the archive to your file system.
- There can be multiple JDKs installed on the machine. The next step is to configure the runtime environment. Setting environment variables via the command line work the same way for Windows 8 and 10.
- Point the
PATHenvironment variable to the GraalVM Enterprise
setx /M PATH "C:\Progra~1\Java\<graalvm>\bin;%PATH%"
- Set the
JAVA_HOMEenvironment variable to resolve to the GraalVM Enterprise installation directory:
setx /M JAVA_HOME "C:\Progra~1\Java\<graalvm>"
Note that the
/Mflag, equivalent to
-m, requires elevated user privileges.
- Point the
- Restart Command Prompt to reload the environment variables. Then use the
following command to check whether the variables were set correctly:
echo %PATH% echo %JAVA_HOME%
Alternatively, you can set up environment variables through a Windows GUI:
- Go to Windows Start Menu - Settings - … - Advanced.
- Click Environment Variables. In the section System Variables find the
JAVA_HOMEvariable and select it.
- Click Edit.
- Click New.
- Click Browse and reach the folder to add. Confirm by clicking OK.
- Restart Command Prompt to reload the environment variables.
Repeat the same for the
PATH environment variable.
Prerequisites for Using Native Image on Windows
On Windows, Native Image requires Visual Studio Code and Microsoft Visual C++(MSVC). You can use Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 or later. There are two installation options:
- Install the Visual Studio Code Build Tools with the Windows 10 SDK
- Install Visual Studio Code with the Windows 10 SDK
The last prerequisite is the proper Developer Command Prompt for your version of Visual Studio.
On Windows the
native-image tool only works when it is executed from the x64 Native Tools Command Prompt.
Step by step instructions on installing Visual Studio Build Tools and Windows 10 SDK, and starting using Native Image can be found here.