Installing Using the Binary Installer

To install JasperReports Server, you can use the binary installer, which is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac. The binary installer installs JasperReports Server, automatically configures the JasperReports Server database, and optionally installs the sample data for working with tutorials. It uses the Tomcat application server and the PostgreSQL database.

Double-click the installer and accept the default installation type to create a standard installation. Select the custom installation to specify the Tomcat application server and/or PostgreSQL instance to use, among other options. The installer can also be run from the command line.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Installation Requirements
Choosing Installer Components
Choosing Sample Data
Post-Installation Tasks
Starting and Stopping the Server
Logging into JasperReports Server
Uninstalling the Server

The bundled installer is not meant for use in enterprise production environments. It is recommended for evaluation purposes.