Java™ 6 on WebSphere Application Server (WAS) V8.5 reached end of service (EOS) in April 2018. For more information, see the Software withdrawal and service discontinuance: IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 and V8 and select IBM WebSphere products and part numbers - Some replacements available announcement.
IBM WebSphere Application Server V188.8.131.52 no longer contains Java 6. If you are using IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) V8.5.5 or V8.5.0, you cannot upgrade to WAS V184.108.40.206 or later because these versions of IBM BPM only support Java 6. In addition, IBM BPM V8.5.6 and V8.5.7 support Java 6 and Java 7, but do not support Java 8. If you are using one of these versions, you should use Java 7 if upgrading to WAS 220.127.116.11 or later. Note: For IBM BPM V8.5.6 and V8.5.7, you need to be on Java 7 before upgrading to WAS 18.104.22.168 or later.
Extended support is not offered for Java 6, so you should use Java 7 or Java 8 instead. If Java 7 is not supported on your current version, you must upgrade to IBM Business Automation Workflow, IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) V8.6, or IBM Business Monitor V8.5.7. If Java 8 is not supported on your current version, you must upgrade to IBM BPM V8.6.
IBM BPM zOS V22.214.171.124 supports Java 7.1 (IBM WebSphere Application Server V126.96.36.199 as a prerequisite). IBM Process Designer in IBM BPM V188.8.131.52 CF 2017.03 or later versions is bundled with Java 7.
Resolving The Problem
Use the appropriate Java version for the version of IBM Business Automation Workflow, IBM BPM, or IBM Business Monitor you are using:
|Product version||Supported Java version|
|IBM Business Automation Workflow||Java 8*|
|IBM BPM V8.6||Java 8*|
|IBM BPM V184.108.40.206||Java 6 or Java 7*|
|IBM BPM V220.127.116.11||Java 6 or Java 7*|
|IBM BPM V18.104.22.168||Java 6|
|IBM BPM V8.5.0.x||Java 6|
|IBM Business Monitor V22.214.171.124||Java 6, Java 7, or Java 8**|
|Business Monitor V126.96.36.199||Java 6 or Java 7|
|Business Monitor V188.8.131.52||Java 6|
*Java snippets, Java conditions, and Java expressions in BPEL processes must use Java 6 constructs instead of Java 7 or Java 8 constructs.
**For the Java 8 support Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 must minimally be at the Fix Pack 7 level and the Java 8 version must be minimally 184.108.40.206.
For more information, see the following resources:
IBM BPM, Monitor
11 January 2019