Java support for TrueSight monitoring solutions

This topic describes BMC's support for Java starting from January 1, 2019, and actions required for TrueSight monitoring solutions.

Overview

Recent announcements by Oracle about commercializing Java have resulted in questions about how BMC will handle Java in the TrueSight products.

Impact

  • Oracle Java 8.0 will not be bundled with the product installation files.
  • TrueSight monitoring solutions support OpenJDK or vendor-specific Java versions as mentioned in the table below. 
  • Some vendors of monitored platforms and databases do not support OpenJDK. Monitoring using OpenJDK is possible only when both the monitored system and the KM support the usage of the same Java distribution. For more information, refer to the vendor documentation.
  • BMC will not provide Java updates. BMC recommends that you acquire the supported Java versions.

Note

Monitoring solutions that are not impacted by this change are indicated as No in the Java used? column. No user action is required to continue using these monitoring solutions.


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Monitoring solution (KM) nameJava used?Recommendations
PATROL for Microsoft Windows ServersNo

None

PATROL for LinuxYes
  • Support the following Java versions:
    • OpenJDK 16.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configuring RHEV manager Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for AIXNo

None

PATROL for SolarisYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configuring Oracle VM Manager Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Unix and LinuxNo

None

PATROL for DockerYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configuring Docker Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for VMware vSphereYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x.To update the Java path settings, see Configuring VMware vSphere Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Citrix XenServerYes
  • Supports Oracle Java version 8.x
  • The KM uses JRE available in the $PATROL_HOME/jre directory.
PATROL for Citrix XenAppNo

None

PATROL for ElasticsearchYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configuring Elasticsearch Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Amazon Web ServicesYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
    • OpenJDK 16.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x.To update the Java path settings, see Configuring Amazon Web Services Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Amazon EC2Yes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
    • OpenJDK 16.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x.To update the Java path settings, see Configuring Amazon EC2 Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Microsoft AzureYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
    • OpenJDK 16.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configuring Microsoft Azure Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Microsoft Azure Virtual MachinesYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
    • OpenJDK 16.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configuring Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Google Cloud PlatformYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configuring Google Cloud Platform Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Google Compute EngineYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x

  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configuring Google Cloud Compute Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for iSeriesYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configuring iSeries KM Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Composite AttributesYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configuring Composite Attributes Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Cisco NexusYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Agent configuration variables Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Converged InfrastructureYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java version 8.x
    • OpenJDK version 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Agent configuration variables Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Oracle Database MonitoringYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Agent configuration variables Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Oracle EnterpriseYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
  • This KM uses Oracle JDBC version 7 for monitoring. This driver can be used only with OpenJDK version 8 which is supported by the KM. For information about Java versions that supported by Oracle, see Oracle documentation.
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure Oracle Standalone Database monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for MongoDBYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • For information about Java versions that are supported by MongoDB, see MongoDB documentation.
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure MongoDB monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for SybaseYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see  Configure Sybase monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for SAP Solution ManagerYes

Uses Java Runtime Environment to monitor SAP. For the the SAP specifications and support strategy for SAP 1077727 - SAP JCo 3.0 release, see JCO support documentation.

Note: This requirement was existing before this notification, and therefore no additional change is needed for SAP monitoring.

PATROL for PostgreSQLYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • For information about Java versions that are supported by PostgreSQL, see PostgreSQL documentation.
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure PostgreSQL monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Remedy AR ServerYes
  • Supports the following Java:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configuring AR Server Systems Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for BMC Server AutomationYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Setting Java home Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for JBoss Application ServerYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure JBoss Application Server monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Oracle WebLogicYes
  • Monitoring of Oracle WebLogic requires a local installation of Oracle WebLogic. The KM uses the local Oracle WebLogic JRE for monitoring.

  • For certified versions of JRE, see Oracle documentation.

Note: This requirement existed before this notification, therefore no additional change is required for Oracle WebLogic monitoring.

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for IBM WebSphere Application ServerYes
  • Monitoring of IBM WebSphere Application Server requires a local installation of IBM WebSphere Application Server. The KM uses local IBM WebSphere Application Server JRE for monitoring.

  • For certified versions of JRE see, IBM documentation.

Note: This requirement existed before this notification, and therefore no additional change is required for IBM WebSphere monitoring.

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for IBM DB2Yes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure remote IBM DB2 monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Apache Tomcat and Generic Java ServerYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
  • To update the Java path settings for Apache Tomcat KM, see Configure Apache Tomcat monitoring Open link . To update the Java path settings for Generic Java KM, see Configure Generic Java Server Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for HadoopYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure Hadoop monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Apache KafkaYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure Apache Kafka monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for TrueSight Self-monitoringYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure TrueSight Self-monitoring monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for IT Data AnalyticsYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure monitoring to be used by ITDA Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Internet ServersYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configure Internet Server monitoring. Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Light Weight ProtocolsYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure SNMP monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Scripting (Linux/UNIX)Yes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configuring LINUX-UNIX shell script Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Scripting (Microsoft Windows)No

None

PATROL for Microsoft Exchange ServersNo

None

PATROL for Log ManagementNo

None

PATROL for Microsoft SQL ServerNo

None

PATROL for History LoaderNo

None

PATROL for Entuity ServerYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11.x. To update the Java path settings, see Configure Entuity Server monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Application ManagementYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure parameters for retrieving synthetic execution data Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Web URLYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure Web URL monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Web TransactionYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure Web Transactions monitoring Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for Siebel eBusiness ApplicationsNo

None

PATROL for OpenStackYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
    • OpenJDK 16.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configuring Keystone API v3 monitor type Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

PATROL for KubernetesYes
  • Supports the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8.x
    • OpenJDK 8.x
    • OpenJDK 11.x
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configuring Kubernetes monitoring profile Open link

The support matrix for this KM remains the same and is available at the Solution and Product Availability and Compatibility (SPAC) Open link

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