Frequently Asked Questions for Oracle® Java® in Service Management products.
CA Service Desk Manager (SDM), CA Service Catalog (Service Catalog), CA Asset Portfolio Management (APM), CA Business Service Insight (BSI), CA Embedded Entitlements Manager (CA EEM)
Q: There are a lot of Java folders that are created by the installer of Service management products. Is CA Technologies, A Broadcom Company, responsible for the licensing of these instances?
A: Yes, wherever CA ships Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) with CA Service Management products, CA is responsible for licensing and maintenance of those instances of Java.
Q: I have installed or upgraded an instance of the JRE/JDK myself, is CA responsible for the license of these instances?
A: CA is NOT responsible for licensing of the JRE/JDK instances that are not shipped with CA’s products.
Q: What about the pre-requisite JRE used during the APM 17.x/14.x installation?
A: JRE/JDK is not a pre-requisite for APM 17.x/14.x installation.
Q: Given that there won’t be public updates of Java 8 after January 2019, what is CA’s status for Java 8 with respect to 14.x and 17.x releases?
A: CA has Extended Support for Java 8 until July 31, 2019. If there is a new security vulnerability found and Oracle provides a patch to address it, CA will provide access to any such patches to customers for JDKs shipped with CA products.
Q: What is CA’s position on Java 11?
A: Java 11 is currently planned to be certified and packaged with the next release of CA Service Management products – version 17.2, which is currently planned to be released in the first half of calendar year 2019.*
Q: What about getting the latest Java 11 patches? Will CA be providing these updates?
A: Yes, if we determine that a Java update is required and Oracle has published an update addressing those requirements, CA would provide access to such patches through CA Support. Such patches would be rolled out in similar fashion as that of other standard packages for the products.
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*Please note, the development, release and timing of any features or functionality described in this presentation remain at CA’s sole discretion and is subject to change or withdrawal by CA at any time without notice.