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Pentaho for Big Data Analytics by Feris Thia, Manoj R Patil

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The JAVA_HOME and JRE_HOME environment variables

The BI Server is written on the Java platform, and for the BI Server to work properly, you need to make sure that the JAVA_HOME or JRE_HOME environment variable has been set up properly. Follow the given steps:

  1. Set the JAVA_HOME variable pointing to your JDK installation folder, for example, C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_45.
  2. Set the JRE_HOME variable pointing to your JRE installation folder, for example, C:\Program Files\Java\jre6.

For example, if you set the JAVA_HOME variable in the Windows 7 environment, the Environment Variables dialog will look like the following screenshot:

The JAVA_HOME and JRE_HOME environment variables

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