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Follow the instructions below to install WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (source) v.3.0.1 on Linux or Solaris from the command line.


Before you install the ESB, ensure that your system meets the minimum hardware and software requirements described in Installation Prerequisites.

Establish an SSH connection to the Linux/Solaris machine or log in on the text Linux console.

Step 1. Obtain Installation Pack

Download the latest version of the program (for downloading instructions, see Obtaining ESB).

Step 2. Extract the Archive

After the download is complete, extract installation files in your home directory by executing the following command:


Step 3. Build WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

Run the following command to build the WSO2 ESB in directory you extract installation files.


You need an Internet connection for Maven to download dependencies required for the build.

mvn clean install

It will create the complete release artifacts including the binary and source distributions in the modules/distribution/target/ directory.


The first time you run Maven, it automatically downloads the dependent JAR files. Therefore the first run will take more time.

Step 4. Set up JAVA_HOME

JAVA_HOME environment variable set up is needed to run WSO2 ESB. The variable points at the directory where the Java™ Development Kit (JDK) is installed on the computer.


Environment variables are global system variables accessible by all the processes running under the operating system.

Edit BASHRC file in your home directory to add the JAVA_HOME environment variable. To set up JAVA_HOME, perform the following steps.

1. Open the BASHRC file in your favorite Linux text editor, for example, vi, emacs, pico, or mcedit.

2. Add the following two (2) lines at the bottom of the file:

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_25
export PATH=${JAVA_HOME}/bin:${PATH}

3. Save the file.


If you do not know how to work with text editors in Linux SSH session, run the following command:

cat >> .bashrc

Paste the string from the clipboard and press "Ctrl+D."

4. In order to verify the effective JAVA_HOME variable set up, execute the following command:


The system returns the JDK installation path.

Step 5. Access ESB Management Console

ESB is installed and environment variables are set up. Proceed to Starting ESB Management Console on Linux and Solaris for the instructions on how to run the ESB Management Console.

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