Anonymous Allan Cunliffe Kirti Chennareddy

These procedures describe how to prepare for installing Xena via zip file or Windows executable.

The procedure has been prepared with the assumption that you have:

  • Administrator-level access on the system where you are installing Xena
  • Basic familiarity with file system command-line operations

Zip file

To install Xena from the zip file you need to:

Windows executable

To install Xena from the Windows executable you need to:

Note: If you are installing Xena via the Windows executable, the JRE will be installed automatically in the selected installation directory.

Installing Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Xena is a Java application and requires JRE, version 1.7.0 in order to run.

Windows Operating System

The JRE can be downloaded from the Java downloads page.

If you already have it installed, you can check the version of Java installed as follows:

1. Click Start

2. Click Run

3. Type: cmd

4. Click OK

5. At the command prompt, enter: java -version

If a short message containing a version number appears, check that the version is 1.7.0

Linux Operating System

Install Oracle Java JRE or OpenJDK JRE via your package manager.

For OpenJDK JRE:


sudo yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk


sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

If you already have it installed, you can check the version of Java installed from the command-line:

java -version

MAC Operating System

Mac users should download Java from the Apple website Java downloads page.


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