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5 Server JRE 8 Installation on the Oracle Solaris Operating System

This page describes Oracle Solaris system requirements for the server JRE and gives installation instructions.

This page has these topics:

See "JDK 8 and JRE 8 Installation Start Here" for general information about installing.

For information on enhancements to JDK 8 that relate to the installer, see "Installer Enhancements in JDK 8".

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

Server JRE Installation Instructions

The following table lists the options available for downloading the Server JRE 8 release on the Oracle Solaris platform.

Download File(s) Architecture Who Can Install
server-jre-8uversion-solaris-sparcv9.tar.gz 64-bit SPARC anyone
server-jre-8uversion-solaris-x64.tar.gz 64-bit x64, EM64T anyone

Installation Instruction Notation

For instructions containing the notation version, substitute the appropriate Server JRE update version number. For example, if you are installing Server JRE 8 update release 21, the following string representing the name of the bundle:




Note that, as in the preceding example, the version number is sometimes preceded with the letter u, for example, 8u21, and sometimes it is preceded with an underbar, for example, jre1.8.0_21.


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.

Install the server JRE by following these steps:

  1. Download the file.

    Before a file can be downloaded, you must accept the license agreement. The archive binary 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 want the Server JRE to be installed, then move the .tar.gz archive binary to the current directory.

  3. Unpack the tarball and install the Server JRE.

    • On SPARC processors:

      % gzip -dc server-jre-8uversion-solaris-sparcv9.tar.gz | tar xf -
    • On x64/EM64T processors:

      % gzip -dc server-jre-8uversion-solaris-x64.tar.gz | tar xf -

    The Server JRE is installed in a directory called jdk1.8.0_version in the current directory.

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

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