There is more then one way to start and run Axon Server:
The Axon download page contains executable JAR files for the server itself and the CLI. Copy
axonserver.jar to a directory of your choice. Because Axon Server uses sensible defaults, you are now ready to go. Start the Axon Server using the following command:
or when not running bash shell:
$ java -jar axonserver.jar
When you see a log line announcing "Started Axon Server in some-value seconds (JVM running for some-other-value)", the server is ready for action. To verify that the server is started correctly, open the page http://localhost:8024.
Axon provides a Docker image of Axon Server, which is available on DockerHub
Alternatively, you can use this image to run Axon Server in Docker container and deploy it to Kubernetes.
Operations Guide chapter (section: Setting up Axon Server/Launch) for more details.