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Supported IBM Java Development Kit (JDK) Versions by IBM i Operating System Version and Release

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem(Abstract)

This document details what IBM JDK versions are supported at each IBM i operating system version and release.

Environment

IBM i; IBM Java Development Kit

Resolving the problem

IMPORTANT!!! After December 31st, 2017, IBM Java Development Kit v6.0 and v6.2.6 provided with 57xxJV1 Option 11 and 12 will only be supported on a "best-effort" basis. There will be absolutely no development and no defect support for JDK 6.0/6.2.6 on the IBM i OS. Best effort support will be provided as long as the IBM i OS VRM is still supported.

This also includes all older versions of the IBM JDK prior to v6.0/6.2.6 including, but not limited to v5.0, v1.4.2, and v1.3. These versions are also only supported on a "best-effot" basis as long as the IBM i OS VRM is still supported. There will be absolutely no development and no defect support for JDK v5.0, 1.4.2, and v1.3 on the IBM i OS.

IBM recommends using JDK v8.0 as your default JDK version on your IBM i server. Information on how to download and install JDK v8.0 on the IBM i OS at IBM i 7.1 and later can be found in the following IBM Technical Document.
Support of Java Development Kit (JDK) 8.0 on the IBM i OS


IBM i V5R4

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_i5_54/rzaha/multjdk.htm

IBM i 6.1.x

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_61/rzaha/multjdk.htm

IBM i 7.1

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_71/rzaha/multjdk.htm

IBM i 7.2

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/rzaha/multjdk.htm

IBM i 7.3

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_73/rzaha/multjdk.htm

For further explanation on the IBM i JDKs and how to use them in your IBM i server environment, please refer to the following IBM Software Technical document.
How to determine what Java Development Kits (JDKs) are installed and use them in your environment?

NOTE: IT4J = IBM Technology for Java VM

Full or Best Effort Support
IBM i 5.4 only LPPs
Product Option
JDK Version
JDK Bit Level
JAVA_HOME Value
Best Effort Only
5722JV1
Option 5
Classic 1.3
64 bit
/QIBM/ProdData/Java400/jdk13
Best Effort Only
5722JV1
Option 6
Classic 1.4.2
64 bit
/QIBM/ProdData/Java400/jdk14
Best Effort Only
5722JV1
Option 7
Classic 5.0 (1.5)
64 bit
/QIBM/ProdData/Java400/jdk15
Best Effort Only
5722JV1
Option 8
IT4J 5.0 (1.5)
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk50/32bit
Best Effort Only
5722JV1
Option 10
Classic 6.0 (6.0)
64 bit
/QIBM/ProdData/Java400/jdk6
Best Effort Only
5722JV1
Option 11
IT4J 6.0 (1.6)
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk60/32bit
IBM i 6.1 only LPPs
Best Effort Only
5761JV1
Option 6
Classic 1.4.2
64 bit
/QIBM/ProdData/Java400/jdk14
Best Effort Only
5761JV1
Option 7
Classic 5.0 (1.5)
64 bit
/QIBM/ProdData/Java400/jdk15
Best Effort Only
5761JV1
Option 10
Classic 6.0 (1.6)
64 bit
/QIBM/ProdData/Java400/jdk6
IBM i 6.1 and 7.1 LPPs
Best Effort Only
5761JV1
Option 8
IT4J 5.0 (1.5)
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk50/32bit
Best Effort Only
5761JV1
Option 9
IT4J 5.0 (1.5)
64 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk50/64bit
Best Effort Only
5761JV1
Option 11
IT4J 6.0 (1.6)
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk60/32bit
Best Effort Only
5761JV1
Option 12
IT4J 6.0 (1.6)
64 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk60/64bit
Best Effort Only
5761JV1
Option 11
IT4J 6.2.6
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk626/32bit
Best Effort Only
5761JV1
Option 12
IT4J 6.2.6
64 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk626/64bit
Best Effort Only
5761JV1
Option 13
IT4J 1.4.2
64 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk14/64bit
IBM 7.1 only LPPs
Full Support
5761JV1
Option 14
IT4J 7.0
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk70/32bit
Full Support
5761JV1
Option 15
IT4J 7.0
64 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk70/64bit
Full Support
5761JV1
Option 14
IT4J 7.1
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk71/32bit
Full Support
5761JV1
Option 15
IT4J 7.1
64 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk71/64bit
Full Support
5761JV1
Option 16
IT4J 8.0
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk80/32bit
Full Support
5761JV1
Option 17
IT4J 8.0
64 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk80/64bit
IBM 7.2 only LPPs
Best Effort Only
5770JV1
Option 11
IT4J 6.0 (1.6)
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk60/32bit
Best Effort Only
5770JV1
Option 12
IT4J 6.0 (1.6)
64 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk60/64bit
Best Effort Only
5770JV1
Option 11
IT4J 6.2.6
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk626/32bit
Best Effort Only
5770JV1
Option 12
IT4J 6.2.6
64 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk626/64bit
IBM 7.2 and 7.3 LPPs
Full Support
5770JV1
Option 14
IT4J 7.0
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk70/32bit
Full Support
5770JV1
Option 15
IT4J 7.0
64 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk70/64bit
Full Support
5770JV1
Option 14
IT4J 7.1
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk71/32bit
Full Support
5770JV1
Option 15
IT4J 7.1
64 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk71/64bit
Full Support
5770JV1
Option 16
IT4J 8.0
32 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk80/32bit
Full Support
5770JV1
Option 17
IT4J 8.0
64 bit
/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk80/64bit


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Operating System IBM i 7.2
Operating System IBM i 7.1
Operating System IBM i 6.1
Operating System IBM i
Operating System IBM i 7.3

Historical Number

573516449

Document information

More support for: IBM i
Java

Software version: 5.4.0, 5.4.5, 6.1.0, 6.1.1, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

Operating system(s): IBM i

Reference #: N1011999

Modified date: 23 January 2013


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