Support for Java

This topic describes BMC’s support for Java starting from January 1, 2019 and actions required for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.

Overview

Recent announcements by Oracle about commercializing Java have resulted in questions about how BMC will handle Java in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management. 

Impact

Product versions releasing after January 1, 2019

  • BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management components that use bundled Java environment will be shipped with Adopt Java 8 runtime.

    Note

    The supported type and version of Java may change in the future releases.

  • For BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management components that use an external Java environment, Adopt Java 8 packaged with BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Installer must be used as an external Java.
  • If customer has already purchased License for Oracle Java 8 , then customer may choose to use that as an External JRE.

Product versions released prior to January 1, 2019

  • BMC recommends that you upgrade to the most recent product version to get all the available fixes and security updates.

  • Users can continue to use the product with the existing Java environment. If a security update is needed, BMC will provide instructions on how to replace the existing Java environment with an updated and supported type. 
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