Java changes in 2019

Document ID : KB000121037
Last Modified Date : 16/11/2018
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Introduction:
Oracle announced that Oracle will not post further updates of Java SE 8 to its public download sites for commercial use after January 2019. Customers who need continued access to critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for Java SE 8 or previous versions can get long term support through Oracle Java SE Advanced Desktop, or Oracle Java SE Suite. This brings up some questions about what is CA/Broadcom's policy on the on-going support for java in its Service Desk/CMDB/Service Catalog products. The tech doc gives an answer for this question.
Question:
What is CA/Broadcom Service Desk/CMDB policy for the Java changes in 2019?
Environment:
Service Desk Manager/Service Catalog/CMDB 14.1, 17.1 on Windows/Linux/Unix
Answer:
We will continue to use Oracle JDK (which is now the commercial/paid version).
We have a license to be able to distribute the commercial version and so the next version of SDM will have the commercial version.

As for JRE 8, the client will have the option to buy the commercial license or upgrade to the latest SDM version.

We don't recommend or certify the OpenJDK version.