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This tutorial will help you to Install Java SE Development Kit 8u131 or update on your system. Following are steps to install Java in RHEL / CentOS.

Step 1: Know the system architecture is 32 bit or 64 bit (Linux x86 or Linux x64) using any one of following linux command.

Know Linux Operating System is 32-bit or 64-bit

$ getconf LONG_BIT
$ arch
$ uname -m
$ uname -a
Step 2: Apache Solr 6.X required Java 8 or greater to run. Make sure your system fulfill Java requirements of Apache solr.

Verify Java Version

$ java -version

java version "1.8.0_131"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_131-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.45-b02, mixed mode)
Step 3: Download Java SE Development Kit 8 from and move it to /opt/sware/ directory Now download jdk-8u131-linux-i586.rpm for 32 bit and jdk-8u131-linux-x64.rpm for 64 bit

Download Java SE Development Kit

$ su
$ mkdir -p /opt/sware
$ cd /opt/sware
$ wget --header "Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie"
$ rpm -ihv jdk-8u131-linux-x64.rpm
Step 4: Configure JAVA_HOME as an environment variable.

Configuring Linux Environment Variables

$ vim ~/.bashrc

##Now Paste following two line at the end of file and save
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.8.0_131
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

##Now reload .bashrc
$ source ~/.bashrc
Step 5: Now download the latest solr version from its official site or mirrors. Or simply use given below command to download Apache Solr 6.6.5.

Download Apache Solr

$ cd /opt
$ wget
Step 6: Now extract solr service installer shell script from the downloaded Solr archive file and run installer using given below commands.

Install Apache Solr 6.6

$ tar xzf solr-6.6.5.tgz solr-6.6.5/bin/ --strip-components=2
$ sudo bash ./ solr-6.6.5.tgz
Step 7: Use the following commands to Start, Stop and check status of Solr service.

Start / Stop Solr Service

$ sudo service solr stop
$ sudo service solr start
$ sudo service solr status
Step 8: After successful installation of Solr on your linux system. Create first collection edututes on solr using given below command.

Create First Solr Collection

$ sudo su - solr -c "/opt/solr/bin/solr create -c edututes -n data_driven_schema_configs"
Step 9: Default Solr runs on port 8983. You can access Solr port in your web browser and you will get Solr dashboard.

Access Solr Admin Panel

Apache Solr Dashboard