All Products: How to Upgrade Java JDK on CentOS 6 and 7
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All Products: How to Upgrade Java JDK on CentOS 6 and 7


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Carbon Black App Control (formerly Cb Protection) Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard (formerly Cb Defense) Carbon Black Cloud Enterprise EDR (formerly Cb Threathunter) Carbon Black EDR (formerly Cb Response)


To upgrade to the latest Java OpenJDK platform


  • All Products
  • Java OpenJDK
  • CentOS 6: All Supported Versions
  • CentOS 7: All Supported Versions


  1. From CentOS, open Terminal.
  2. Confirm which Java version is currently installed.
java -version
  1. Browse and find the preferred, available Java OpenJDK.
    yum list *openjdk*
  2. Install the required version of Java.
yum install java-<version here>-openjdk
  1. Set the home environment for Java.
    1. Type:
      update-alternatives --config java
    2. Choose the appropriate selection according to the number shown.
  2. Confirm that the latest version of Java has been installed.
java -version

Additional Information

  • Upgrading major versions of Java OpenJDK on the application server of on-prem EDR is not recommended.
  • If a specific Java OpenJDK version does not appear as being available this is due most likely to CentOS version incompatibility.