[AIX Solaris HP-UX Linux Windows][8.5.5.9 or later]

Installing IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8.0 using the GUI

IBM® WebSphere® SDK Java™ Technology Edition Version 6.0 is no longer in service. Using IBM Installation Manager, you can optionally install IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8.0. For new installations of WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.11 or later, Java SE 8 is installed by default.

About this task

Attention: [8.5.5.11 or later]Starting in version 8.5.5.11, the default versions of Java are Java SE 6 or Java SE 8. As such, you can accept the default and install either Java SE 6 or Java SE 8 as the version of Java SE contained in the /java and /java64 directories in WebSphere Application Server and used by default during server and node configuration. Java 8 is the recommended Java SDK because it provides the latest features and security updates. You can continue to use Java SE 6, but no service can be provided after the end of support in April 2018, which might expose your environment to security risks.
Java SE 7 and Java SE 7.1 (not available for Solaris and HP) are also viable options for installing on WebSphere Application Server version 8.5.5.11.
  • The bit level of Java SE 7.0 is based on the bit level selected during the initial installation of WebSphere Application Server. If a 32-bit WebSphere Application Server is installed, then only the 32-bit Java SE 7.0 can be installed. If a 64-bit WebSphere Application Server is installed, then only the 64-bit Java SE 7.0 can be installed.
  • Installing the optional Java SE 7.0 or Java SE 7.1 does not imply that profiles can take advantage of this new version of Java. The managesdk command can be used to switch Java or the WebSphere Application Server administrative console (wsadmin) can be used to make the switch.

[8.5.5.14 or later]Starting in version 8.5.5.14, Java SE 8 is the default Java. When updating to 8.5.5.14, any existing profile that uses Java SDK 6 is replaced by Java SDK 8. You can continue to use Java SDK Java Technology Edition Version 7.0 and Version 7.1, but no service can be provided after the end of support in July 2022, which could expose your environment to security risks.

For more information on Java SE 6, 7, and 7.1 end of service, see Java SE 6, 7, and 7.1 end of service in WebSphere Application Server V8.5.

The com.ibm.websphere.IBMJAVA.v80 offering will be deprecated, and no fix packs or interim fixes will be provided for this offering after March 2020. If this offering is installed with WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.5 after March 2020, uninstall it and switch to the default Java SE 8 SDK provided by the WebSphere Application Server package in the same package group. With the default Java SE 8 SDK, you continue receiving Java SE 8 SDK support, including security updates.

[8.5.5.18 or later]Starting in version 8.5.5.18 for Linux on POWER8 Little Endian (LE), the default versions of Java are Java SE 7.1 or Java SE 8. As such, you can accept the default and install either Java SE 7.1 or Java SE 8 as the version of Java SE contained in the /java directory in WebSphere Application Server and used by default during server and node configuration. Java 8 is the recommended Java SDK because it provides the latest features and security updates. You can continue to use Java SE 7.1, but no service can be provided after the end of support in July 2022, which might expose your environment to security risks.

You can use the user.wasjava=java8 property only with new installations of the product for Linux on POWER8 LE. The user.wasjava=java8 property does not work for product upgrades through fix packs for Linux on POWER8 LE.

[8.5.5.19 or later]Starting in version 8.5.5.19 for Linux on POWER8 Little Endian (LE), the default version of Java is Java SE 8. As such, you can accept the default and install Java SE 8 as the version of Java SE contained in the /java directory in WebSphere Application Server and used by default during server and node configuration. You can continue to use Java SE 7.1 by installing IBM WebSphere Java SDK Version 7.1, but no service can be provided after the end of support in July 2022, which might expose your environment to security risks.

The user.wasjava=java8 property is not required for installing and updating to version 8.5.5.19 for Linux on POWER8 LE.

[8.5.5.9 or later]Note: WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.5.9 and later support IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8.0. This package is not available on the product media or on IBM Passport Advantage®.
You have the following options for installing IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8.0.
  • Access the live repositories, and use a web-based installation.

    Whenever possible, install from the remote web-based repositories so that you are accessing the most up-to-date installation files.

    If you have an IBM ID, you can use Installation Manager to install IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8.0 from the following web-based repository:
    https://www.ibm.com/software/repositorymanager/com.ibm.websphere.IBMJAVA.v80 
    Note: This location does not contain a web page that you can access by using a web browser. It is a remote web-based repository location that you specify under File > Preferences to install IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8.0.
  • Download the files from the IBM Fix Central site, and use a local installation.
    1. Download the 8.0.x.x-WS-IBMWASJAVA-platform repository for your operating system from IBM Fix Central.
    2. Use Installation Manager to install IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8.0 from the downloaded repositories.
Notes:
  • [Solaris]IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8.0 is not supported on the Solaris SPARC 32-bit architecture. If you want to install the SDK Version 8.0 on Solaris, you must install it on a 64-bit product installation package on the 64-bit Solaris SPARC architecture.

    Because Application Client and WebSphere Application Server Express® installation packages can have only a 32-bit architecture, IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8.0 cannot be installed with these offerings on Solaris.

  • If you do not have an IBM ID, you must install IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8.0 from local repositories that were populated with the SDK installation files by using the Packaging Utility.
  • With the Packaging Utility, you can create and manage packages for installation repositories. You can copy multiple packages into one repository or copy multiple disks for one product into a repository. For example, you can copy packages from Passport Advantage or a web-based repository into a local repository. For more information about the Packaging Utility, see the IBM Installation Manager documentation.

Procedure

  1. Start Installation Manager.
    [Linux][AIX][Solaris][HP-UX]Tip: You can start Installation Manager in group mode with the ./IBMIM command.
    • Group mode allows users to share packages in a common location and manage them with the same instance of Installation Manager.
    • For more information on using group mode, read the Group mode roadmaps in the IBM Installation Manager documentation.
  2. Click Install.
    Note: If you are prompted to authenticate, use the IBM ID and password that you registered with on the program website.

    Installation Manager searches its defined repositories for available packages.

  3. Perform the appropriate actions.
    1. Select IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition and the appropriate version, and click Continue.
    2. Select the fixes to install.

      Any recommended fixes are selected by default.

      If there are recommended fixes, you can select the option to show only recommended fixes and hide non-recommended fixes.

    3. Click Next.
  4. Select the appropriate WebSphere Application Server installation on which to install IBM WebSphere SDK Java Technology Edition Version 8.0, and click Next.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Review the summary information, and click Install.
    • If the installation is successful, the program displays a message that indicates that installation is successful.
      Note: The program might also display important postinstallation instructions.
    • If the installation is not successful, click View Log File to troubleshoot the problem.
  7. Click Finish.
  8. Click File > Exit to close Installation Manager.

What to do next

Tip: Run the managesdk command to switch the SDK used by commands and server profiles.