Installing optional Java 7.x on WebSphere Application Server 8.5
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Starting with IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) v22.214.171.124, you can install Java 7.0 as an optional feature. WAS v126.96.36.199 comes with Java 6 as the default Java SDK. Java 7.0 can be added at any point in time to the installation, thereby adding the Java 7.0 SDK selection to the possible choices of Java SDKs that can be used. For completeness:
Installing and Updating of Java 7.0 and 7.1
The bit level of Java 7.0 will be based on the bit level selected during the init
Note: Before installing fixpack for Java 7.0.x shipped with WAS v8.5.x fixpack , you must install the Java 7.0 GA code first. The installation options are :
Download Java 7.0 from Passport Advantage. Part #'s are listed here: http
Download and install Java 7.0, which is shipped with WAS v8.5.5 from Passport Advantage: http
Note: Java 7.0 fixpacks are shipped with every WAS v8.5.x fixpack, but base Java 7.0 must be installed first.
If you wish to install Java 7.1 (not available for Solaris and HP), you can download Java 7.1 from the WAS v188.8.131.52 download page: http
Switching SDK Between Profiles/JVMs
Installing the optional Java 7.0 or Java 7.1 does not imply that profiles can take advantage of this new version of Java. The managesdk command has to be used to switch Java or the WAS Admin Console. wsadmin can also be used.
System administration in WebSphere Application Server V8.5, Part 4: Using pluggable SDK 7 to enable WebSphere Application Server for Java 7
Installation with the Liberty feature and IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition 7.0.1.
For Java 8.0 on existing install please download JAVA 8.0 from fixpack 184.108.40.206 download page and use managesdk command as mentioned in above blog to switch to JAVA 8.0
NOTE: The only supported scenario is to use the version of Java that is shipped with WebSphere Application Server.
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