Official Support Statement for Java and ITMS
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Official Support Statement for Java and ITMS


Article ID: 151067


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Client Management Suite IT Management Suite Server Management Suite


Versions of ITMS prior to 8.5 RU2 (ITMS 8.5 RU2 Release Notes) are dependent on the Java 8 JRE.


See more as well under KB173264, "Using Java with the Symantec Management Platform after January 2019"

Before the ITMS 8.5 RU2 release, the Java 8 JRE must be present on the Notification Server in order to install ITMS.  Customers are responsible for installing the Java 8 JRE and keeping it up to date.  Oracle requires that customers obtain a subscription to receive future updates to the Java 8 JRE used for commercial purposes. See "Patching Java 8 after January 2019 changes" for more information on using Patch Management Solution to update Java."

ITMS 8.5 RU2 includes components that are part of the open-source version of the Java 11 JDK.  Those components are installed as part of ITMS 8.5 RU2, eliminating the need for customers to install Java. No subscription is required to obtain updates to the open-source version of the Java JDK:

  • The Help component in the SMP Console now embeds all required Java runtime pieces and doesn’t require separate Java installation.
  • Java is no longer required for ITMS and excluded from Readiness Check during installation.

Additional Information

NOTE: All Java dependencies and requirements have been removed in ITMS 8.5 RU4 and forward.