Update July 1st, 2020

I created Complete installers for Wowza Installations. I maintain them on my github page: https://github.com/nlmaca/Wowza_Installers

Update april 26, 2018

The java url isnt a permanent url, it probably will get overdue. So for the installation of Java 1.8.0_172 i added the file to my own site. So this should solve the download problem

Update april 17, 2018

It is no longer possible to install Java 8 on the ppa repository, because it has been archived. It is best to install java manually. I have this article updated for the installtion of java 1.8.0_172

Update sept 4, 2017: Added the java update within the installation of Wowza StreamingEngine. When installing java 8 and wowza it doesnt update the Java version automatic, so you have to symlink the correct java version. This counts for new installations, but also if you want to upgrade Java. Also upgraded the installation to ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Wowza version 4.7.1 (video is still old version, but it was meant as a guide)

I have made a blog post before about the upgrade process of Wowza, but never a first install of it. I reminded myself to do it this time. I choose Ubuntu Server 14.04 64Bit as my OS.

This post will be updated with the manual, and im currently working with video tutorials, which i also publish on youtube, just to get a bit of bigger audience, but also that people can search on different media

Textual installation:
I will be very straight forward about the installation. I assume you already have a fresh installed clean ubuntu server. If you don’t run on root, use sudo as prefix on the commands given in this tutorial

To make sure you will get through this installation first get a developer license first. You need it during the installation of wowza. You can get as many and as often one. The license is valid for 180 days and you can use it for 1 upload stream and 10 viewers. For developing purposes this should be enough. When the 180 days are over, just replace it with a new one;).
https://www.wowza.com/media-server/developers/license

Always check for the latest JDK: You might have to update the url of the java download
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html

  1. Make sure your ubuntu server is up to date. Run the 2 commands.apt-get update apt-get upgrade
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

2. Wowza is depending on Java, so we have to install it manually (update april 17, 2018)

cd /tmp
#run command below on a single line
wget http://vanmarion.nl/software/java/jdk-8u172-linux-x64.tar.gz

3. Extract the package

4. remove old installer (if you have run into issues when installing Java)

cd /tmp

rm -R /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle 
mkdir -p /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle
mv jdk1.8.0_172/* /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle
chown -R root:root /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle

 5. Set the java as default

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/bin/java 1091
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/bin/javac 1091

6. Go to /etc/profile.d/ and create a file and add the contents to it

vi /etc/profile.d/jdk.sh

# add these lines to it, and save the file
export J2SDKDIR=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle
export J2REDIR=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/db/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/bin
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle
export DERBY_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/db

7. Run the file you just created

source /etc/profile.d/jdk.sh

8. So now when you check you should see the java version

Update July 1st, 2020

I created Complete installers for Wowza Installations. I maintain them on my github page: https://github.com/nlmaca/Wowza_Installers

Update april 26, 2018

The java url isnt a permanent url, it probably will get overdue. So for the installation of Java 1.8.0_172 i added the file to my own site. So this should solve the download problem

Update april 17, 2018

It is no longer possible to install Java 8 on the ppa repository, because it has been archived. It is best to install java manually. I have this article updated for the installtion of java 1.8.0_172

Update sept 4, 2017: Added the java update within the installation of Wowza StreamingEngine. When installing java 8 and wowza it doesnt update the Java version automatic, so you have to symlink the correct java version. This counts for new installations, but also if you want to upgrade Java. Also upgraded the installation to ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Wowza version 4.7.1 (video is still old version, but it was meant as a guide)

I have made a blog post before about the upgrade process of Wowza, but never a first install of it. I reminded myself to do it this time. I choose Ubuntu Server 14.04 64Bit as my OS.

This post will be updated with the manual, and im currently working with video tutorials, which i also publish on youtube, just to get a bit of bigger audience, but also that people can search on different media

Textual installation:
I will be very straight forward about the installation. I assume you already have a fresh installed clean ubuntu server. If you don’t run on root, use sudo as prefix on the commands given in this tutorial

To make sure you will get through this installation first get a developer license first. You need it during the installation of wowza. You can get as many and as often one. The license is valid for 180 days and you can use it for 1 upload stream and 10 viewers. For developing purposes this should be enough. When the 180 days are over, just replace it with a new one;).
https://www.wowza.com/media-server/developers/license

Always check for the latest JDK: You might have to update the url of the java download
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html

  1. Make sure your ubuntu server is up to date. Run the 2 commands.apt-get update apt-get upgrade
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

2. Wowza is depending on Java, so we have to install it manually (update april 17, 2018)

cd /tmp
#run command below on a single line
wget http://vanmarion.nl/software/java/jdk-8u172-linux-x64.tar.gz

3. Extract the package

4. remove old installer (if you have run into issues when installing Java)

cd /tmp

rm -R /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle 
mkdir -p /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle
mv jdk1.8.0_172/* /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle
chown -R root:root /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle

 5. Set the java as default

sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/bin/java 1091
sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/bin/javac 1091

6. Go to /etc/profile.d/ and create a file and add the contents to it

vi /etc/profile.d/jdk.sh

# add these lines to it, and save the file
export J2SDKDIR=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle
export J2REDIR=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/db/bin:/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/bin
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle
export DERBY_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/db

7. Run the file you just created

source /etc/profile.d/jdk.sh

8. So now when you check you should see the java version