IBM has announced the end of support date for z/OS Java 7.x Software Developer Kits (SDKs).
After September 1st, 2019 IBM will no longer support Java 7.x in the z/OS Operating System.
All z/OS Batch Java applications using Java 7.x must upgrade to Java 8.
What does this mean for Users and Batch Java application developers?
All z/OS Batch Java applications and User submitted jobs currently utilizing the Java 7.x SDKs will need to be redeveloped and redeployed utilizing Java 8. In addition, you may considering setting the JAVA_HOME parameter to /java/dflt, which is always set to the highest level of Java available to z/OS.
What is the impact for Ca Vantage?
Regarding Ca Vantage there is no impact. No need to perform any action. All will continue to work fine.