Could not create the Java virtual machine.

I have a brand new VPS on intovps.com, that runs on overvz.

My OS is Linux Ubuntu 12.04 and i needed to install tomcat-solr. By running

sudo apt-get install ca-certificates-java

 

I was getting the error:

Could not create the Java virtual machine.

By following this link i found that oracle java7 works perfectly on Ubuntu over openvz.

All I needed to do was:

  • Remove openjdk
sudo apt-get purge openjdk*

 
  • Add the repository
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/java
sudo apt-get update

 
  • Install java7 sdk
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

 
  •  Now the tomcat-solr will work as excpected
sudo apt-get install tomcat-solr

 

Hope it works, good luck to your new server :)