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 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
  • Supports any of the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8
    • OpenJDK 8
    • OpenJDK 11
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configuring RHEV manager

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

PATROL for AIXNo

None

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

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

PATROL for Unix and LinuxNo

None

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

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

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

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

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

None

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PATROL for Oracle EnterpriseYes
  • Supports any of the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8
    • OpenJDK 8
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 any of the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8
    • OpenJDK 8
  • For information about Java versions that are supported by PostgreSQL, see PostgreSQL documentation.
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure PostgreSQL monitoring

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

PATROL for Remedy AR ServerYes
  • Supports any of the following Java:
    • Oracle Java 8
    • OpenJDK 8
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configuring AR Server Systems

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

PATROL for IBM DB2Yes
  • Supports any of the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8
    • OpenJDK 8
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure remote IBM DB2 monitoring

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

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

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

PATROL for HadoopYes
  • Supports any of the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8
    • OpenJDK 8
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure Hadoop monitoring

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

PATROL for Apache KafkaYes
  • Supports any of the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8
    • OpenJDK 8
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure Apache Kafka monitoring

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

PATROL for TrueSight Self-monitoringYes
  • Supports Oracle Java version 8
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure TrueSight Self-monitoring monitoring

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 any of the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8
    • OpenJDK 8
    • OpenJDK 11
  • To monitor without using the new Oracle License, BMC recommends that you change the monitoring configuration to use the OpenJDK version 11. To update the Java path settings, see Configure Entuity Server monitoring

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

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

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

PATROL for Web URLYes
  • Supports any of the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8
    • OpenJDK 8
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure Web URL monitoring

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

PATROL for Web TransactionYes
  • Supports any of the following Java versions:
    • Oracle Java 8
    • OpenJDK 8
  • To update the Java path settings, see Configure Web Transactions monitoring

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

PATROL for Siebel eBusiness ApplicationsNo

None

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