System Requirements

Grakn runs on Mac, Linux and Windows. The only requirement is Java 8 which can be downloaded from OpenJDK or Oracle Java.

Download and Install Grakn

[tab:Mac OS X] ### To download the latest release #### Using Homebrew ``` $ brew install grakn ``` #### Manual Download Download the [latest release](https://grakn.ai/download?os=mac_os_x#core), unzip it in a location on your machine that is easily accessible via terminal. Having downloaded Grakn, we can now interact with the [Grakn server](#start-the-grakn-server) and the [Graql console](/docs/running-grakn/console). [tab:end] [tab:Linux] ### To download the latest release Download the [latest release](https://grakn.ai/download?os=linux#core), unzip it in a location on your machine that is easily accessible via terminal. Having downloaded Grakn, we can now interact with the [Grakn server](#start-the-grakn-server) and the [Graql console](/docs/running-grakn/console). [tab:end] [tab:Windows] ### To download the latest release Download the [latest release](https://grakn.ai/download?os=windows#core), unzip it in a location on your machine that is easily accessible via command prompt. Having downloaded Grakn, we can now interact with the [Grakn server](#start-the-grakn-server) and the [Graql console](/docs/running-grakn/console). [tab:end]

Start the Grakn Server

If you have installed Grakn using Homebrew, to start the Grakn Server, run grakn server start.

Otherwise, if you have manually downloaded Grakn, cd into the unzipped folder and run ./grakn server start.

Stop the Grakn Server

If you have installed Grakn using Homebrew, to stop the Grakn Server, run grakn server stop.

Otherwise, if you have manually downloaded Grakn, cd into the unzipped folder and run ./grakn server stop.

Check the Server Status

If you have installed Grakn using Homebrew, to check the status of the Grakn Server, run grakn server status.

Otherwise, if you have manually downloaded Grakn, cd into the unzipped folder and run ./grakn server status.

Summary

So far we have learned how to download/install Grakn and run the Grakn Server.

Next, we learn how to configure the Grakn Server and interact with a Grakn knowledge graph via the Graql Console.