Running the Binary Installer for Evaluation

To install and evaluate a full working instance of JasperReports Server on a laptop or desktop, you can use the binary installer available for Windows, Linux, and Mac. The binary installer uses the Tomcat application server and the PostgreSQL database, installs the JasperReports Server web app, and optionally installs the sample data for working with tutorials.

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.

The Binary Installer is intended for evaluation purposes only. To install TIBCO JasperReports Server for enterprise production environments, use the stand-alone WAR file distribution, which is the official TIBCO JasperReports Server installer.

For more information, see Installing the WAR File for Production.

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