Using CA Software Asset Manager, 4.x release. Need to know if java version can be upgraded to 1.8_92?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Our network team has identified our CA Software Asset Manager (SAM)  servers as having outdated java versions and wants to upgrade to 1.8_92, will this affect the SAM application in any way? 

Environment:
CA Software Asset Manager 4.x releases
Answer:

Please review the CA Software Asset Management system administration manual for your SAM release.

The SAM system administration manual lists the following Java requirement for SAM 4.1.x: 

These are the requirements for Windows: 
- Oracle/SUN Java Runtime Environment ≥ 1.6 x86 (32 bit) even on x64 systems 
Java JRE (x86) 1.8+ should be compatible 

 

CA Software Asset Management only uses SAM for BIRT reporting.  Java is not used for the SAM runtime application.

Additional Information:

The CA SAM system administration manual is located on your SAM ISO media, in the \docs directory.