Welcome to Apache Zeppelin! On this page are instructions to help you get started.


Apache Zeppelin officially supports and is tested on the following environments:

Name Value
Oracle JDK 1.7
Ubuntu 14.X
CentOS 6.X
Windows 7 Pro SP1

Downloading Binary Package

Two binary packages are available on the download page. Only difference between these two binaries is interpreters are included in the package file.

  • all interpreter package: unpack it in a directory of your choice and you're ready to go.
  • net-install interpreter package: unpack and follow install additional interpreters to install interpreters. If you're unsure, just run ./bin/ --all and install all interpreters.

Building Zeppelin from source

follow the instructions How to Build, If you want to build from source instead of using binary package.

Starting Apache Zeppelin

Starting Apache Zeppelin from the Command Line

On all unix like platforms:

bin/ start

If you are on Windows:


After Zeppelin has started successfully, go to http://localhost:8080 with your web browser.

Stopping Zeppelin

bin/ stop

Start Apache Zeppelin with a service manager

Note : The below description was written based on Ubuntu.

Apache Zeppelin can be auto-started as a service with an init script, using a service manager like upstart.

This is an example upstart script saved as /etc/init/zeppelin.conf This allows the service to be managed with commands such as

sudo service zeppelin start  
sudo service zeppelin stop  
sudo service zeppelin restart

Other service managers could use a similar approach with the upstart argument passed to the script.

bin/ upstart


description "zeppelin"

start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up IFACE!=lo)
stop on shutdown

# Respawn the process on unexpected termination

# respawn the job up to 7 times within a 5 second period.
# If the job exceeds these values, it will be stopped and marked as failed.
respawn limit 7 5

# zeppelin was installed in /usr/share/zeppelin in this example
chdir /usr/share/zeppelin
exec bin/ upstart

Next Steps

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