NOTE: The method outlined below is not the only method available for installing Java for SEP. This information is simply provided as an example. The only requirement is that the Oracle Java & JCE be installed on the machine.
This article will guide you in downloading and installing a version of Oracle (Sun) Java that will only be used by Symantec Endpoint Protection for Linux. This will enable Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) for Linux to use its own version of Java that can be installed alongside other versions of Java, without causing a negative impact on a computer. These steps must be completed prior to installing Symantec Endpoint Protection for Linux.
Symantec Endpoint Protection for Linux is now configured to use the Java version installed at /opt/Symantec/jre1.8.0_60. No other software on the system will use this version of Java. If LiveUpdate was previously run before setting up this separate Java instance, you may need to re-install Java LiveUpdate or create a new /etc/liveupdate.conf file.
Note: Java SE 8 is recommended for use with Symantec Endpoint Protection for Linux.