To get up and running with zenoh you will have to install the infrastructure and then get hold of the API you would like to use to write your applications.

Installing zenoh's Infrastructure

At the present stage zenoh's infrastructure is supported only on Linux and MacOS. Below are the detailed information on how to install on supported platforms.


The first step is to tap our brew package repository:

$ brew tap atolab/homebrew-atobin

Then simply install zenoh as follows:

$ brew install zenoh


The Linux installation procedure depends on the package manager supported by your distribution. Below are detailed information for apt and yum based distros.

Ubuntu (16.04 and 18.04)

As a first step add our package repository to your package manager configuration by running one of the following command:

On Ubuntu 16.04:

$ echo "deb [trusted=yes] ./" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null

On Ubuntu 18.04:

$ echo "deb [trusted=yes] ./" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null

Then update the packages list by:

$ sudo apt update

Now you can install zenoh:

$ sudo apt install zenoh

CentOS 7

The first step is to add the ATOLab repository to yum, this can be done by editing the file:

$ sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/atolab.repo

and writing the following content:

name=Atolab RPM Package Repo
baseurl=     # server-name or repo-server-ip

At this point update the packages and install as follows:

$ yum repolist
$ yum update
$ yum install zenoh

Testing Your Installation

To test the installation, try to see the zenoh man page by executing the following command:

$ zenohd --help

You should see the following output on your console:

zenohd(1)                        Zenohd Manual                       zenohd(1)


       zenohd [OPTION]...

           Pass to the plugin with name '<plugin_name>' the option
           --<plugin_option>=<option_value>. Example of usage:

       --color=WHEN (absent=auto)
           Colorize the output. WHEN must be one of `auto', `always' or

       --help[=FMT] (default=auto)

Pick Your Programming Language

When you install the zenoh infrastructure you will get installed the developer SDK for C. Yet, zenoh already supports quite a few programming languages, below is the list of supported programming languages as well as links to the installation instruction: