Could not create the Java Virtual Machine

I am trying to use SonarQube v9.1.0.47736, Community edition, for my first experience with SonarQube. I have just now downloaded it, and am following instructions to start a local instance. I am running Java v10.0.2.

When I run the D:\SonarQube\bin\windows-x86-64\StartSonar.bat file, I get an error launching a JVM. The exact output of StartSonar.bat is:

wrapper  | --> Wrapper Started as Console
wrapper  | Launching a JVM...
jvm 1    | Unrecognized option: --add-exports=java.base/jdk.internal.ref=ALL-UNNAMED
jvm 1    | Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine.
jvm 1    | Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit.
wrapper  | JVM exited while loading the application.
wrapper  | JVM Restarts disabled.  Shutting down.
wrapper  | <-- Wrapper Stopped

I first had an error starting SonarCube that complained that my version of Java could not instantiate a certain type of class (something like that) so I installed the latest available version of Java, and now I get this error.

Any clue as to what is wrong and how I can diagnose further or remedy the problem will be greatly appreciated


Welcome :slight_smile:

Sonarqube server requires Java 11, see

The SonarQube scanners and the SonarQube server require Java version 11. Versions beyond Java 11 are not officially supported.



Thanks, Gilbert, that worked like a charm

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