The Pentaho BI Platform is available in many formats; select the format that is best suited for your environment. The content of this document is limited to the pre-configured installation distributions. See Manual Deployment of Pentaho for information and instructions for a manual download and installation of the Pentaho BI Platform.
You can obtain the BI Platform for free from the Pentaho Web site. Just fill out the form and click Get Free Downloads. This download includes a pre-configured JBoss application server with sample data and solutions.
The Pentaho BI Platform is built and tested against the Sun Java Runtime Environment 1.5 (J2SE 5.0), and may not work properly with other versions or from Java VM vendors or projects other than Sun. You can download the JRE 1.5 from java.sun.com. You also need to set the JAVA_HOME environment variable, which indicates where the JRE is installed.