Repository Management with Nexus

3.2. Downloading Nexus

There are two distributions of Nexus: Nexus Open Source and Nexus Professional. Nexus Open Source is a fully-featured repository manager which can be freely used, customized, and distributed under the Eclipse Public License (EPL Version 1). Nexus Professional is a distribution of Nexus with features that are relevant to large enterprises and organizations which require complex procurement and staging workflows in addition to more advanced LDAP integration, Atlassian Crowd support, and other development infrastructure. The differences between Nexus Open Source and Nexus Professional are explored in the previous chapter.

3.2.1. Downloading Nexus Open Source

To download the latest Nexus Open Source distribution, go to http://www.sonatype.org/nexus/go and choose Nexus (TGZ) or Nexus (ZIP) shown in Figure 3.1, “Downloading Nexus Open Source”. This will download a a Gzip TAR (TGZ) or a ZIP with identical contents. Your download will be file named nexus-2.9.1-02-bundle.zip or nexus-2.9.1-02-bundle.tar.gz.

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Figure 3.1. Downloading Nexus Open Source


Older versions can be downloaded following the link at the bottom of Figure 3.1, “Downloading Nexus Open Source” and selecting a version and archive type in the page displayed in Figure 3.2, “Selecting a Specific Version of Nexus Open Source to Download”.

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Figure 3.2. Selecting a Specific Version of Nexus Open Source to Download


Nexus Open Source can also be deployed as a web application in a servlet container like Jetty or Tomcat or an application server like Glassfish or JBoss. Instructions for installing Nexus as a WAR are found in Section 3.9, “Installing the Nexus WAR”.

3.2.2. Downloading Nexus Professional

Nexus Professional can be downloaded as zip or tar.gz archive from the Nexus Professional support download page. Existing customers with access to the support system can also download it directly from the Nexus Professional Support landing page.

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Use the Nexus Pro trial version for an evaluation.