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The most basic way of running Metabase is to open up a terminal and use Java to launch the application. This is the only command you’ll need:

java -jar metabase.jar

This will launch a Metabase server on port 3000 by default.

Metabase requires that you have Java 8 or higher available on your system. We have run Metabase with both the OpenJDK and Oracle JDK, so feel free to use either.

If you want to learn more about how to run Metabase using the .jar file it’s available in our documentation.

Now that you've got Metabase check out our setup guide.