GraalVM Enterprise in OCI DevOps Build Pipelines

This guide describes how to use GraalVM Enterprise in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) DevOps service. OCI DevOps is a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) service that enables developers to automate the delivery and deployment of software to OCI compute platforms.

Note: GraalVM Enterprise is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) at no additional cost.

OCI DevOps service provides build runners with Oracle Linux 7 as the base container image along with a number of runtimes and tools. GraalVM Enterprise Edition is supported.

GraalVM Enterprise RPMs are available in the Oracle YUM repository. Each RPM is self-contained and will automatically pull in all its required dependencies. You can install and use GraalVM Enterprise in DevOps Build Pipelines using the YUM package manager.


The way to work with a build pipeline is to add statements to a build specification file, build-spec.yml, then the DevOps CI/CD platform reads the file and runs the commands one by one. You do not run a YUM package manager command manually.

To install and use GraalVM Enterprise in the DevOps build pipeline, update your build specification file as follows:

  1. Add the command to install GraalVM Enterprise with Native Image and Java Development Kit (JDK):

     - type: Command
         name: "Install GraalVM Enterprise 22.x Native Image for Java17"
         command: |
         yum -y install graalvm22-ee-17-native-image
  2. Add the command to set the JAVA_HOME environment variable:

         "JAVA_HOME" : "/usr/lib64/graalvm/graalvm22-ee-java17"
  3. Add the command to set the PATH environment variable:

         # PATH is a reserved variable and cannot be defined as a variable.
         # PATH can be changed in a build step and the change is visible in subsequent steps.
     - type: Command
         name: "Set PATH Variable"
         command: |
         export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

Here is an example of a complete build specification file.

Use the yum list command to get a list of all the GraalVM Enterprise RPMs available. For instance, use the following command to list all the available GraalVM Enterprise 22.x JDK17 components:

yum list graalvm22-ee-17*

graalvm22-ee-17-native-image.x86_64        22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included
graalvm22-ee-17-espresso.x86_64            22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included
graalvm22-ee-17-javascript.x86_64          22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included
graalvm22-ee-17-jdk.x86_64                 22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included
graalvm22-ee-17-libpolyglot.x86_64         22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included
graalvm22-ee-17-llvm.x86_64                22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included
graalvm22-ee-17-llvm-toolchain.x86_64      22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included
graalvm22-ee-17-nodejs.x86_64              22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included
graalvm22-ee-17-polyglot.x86_64            22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included
graalvm22-ee-17-python.x86_64              22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included
graalvm22-ee-17-ruby.x86_64                22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included
graalvm22-ee-17-tools.x86_64               22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included
graalvm22-ee-17-wasm.x86_64                22.2.0-1.el7       ol7_oci_included

To try this feature out, use the sample project: Using GraalVM Enterprise in OCI DevOps Build Pipelines. It describes how to set up GraalVM Enterprise in OCI DevOps service, create a build pipeline, add build stages, and so on.