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IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7, Service Refresh 9, Fix Pack 40



IBM® SDK, Java™ Technology Edition, Version 7, Service Refresh 9, Fix Pack 40 availability.


This release of the Software Developers Kit (SDK) and Java runtime environment contains the following enhancements and changes to default behavior:

  • The format of classes that are stored in the shared classes cache is changed due to an Oracle security update. This change causes the JVM to create a new cache. Older caches can be removed to save space.
  • The Health Center agent is updated to version 3.0.8. To learn about new function included with this agent, see What's new in the Health Center product documentation.
  • For the IBMJCE provider, the AES-GCM cipher algorithm internal IV generation feature is improved to comply with the NIST SP 800-38D specification.

Note: According to the Oracle Java SE Roadmap, support for Deployment technology will be removed from June 2016. This technology includes the Java plug-in and Web Start features. These changes will also apply to the IBM implementation. All client side Java runtime environments should be upgraded to IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 for continued deployment technology support.

The installable packages for AIX®, Linux, and z/OS® platform architectures are available from developerWorks.

To learn more about the changes in this update, read the "What's New" topic for the relevant platform user guide or security guide:

AIX user guide
Linux user guide
Windows user guide
z/OS user guide
Security guide

Note: The IBM SDK and Java runtime environment for Windows are available only as part of an IBM product. If you are interested in developing and testing Java applications for Windows, IBM has a number of offerings to assist you, including the IBM Development Package for Eclipse, and specific products in the WebSphere Application Server family.

For any late-breaking news or supplementary information that is not included in the user guide, see
IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7: Current news.

This release also contains Oracle and IBM fixes to the code base. For more information, see IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 fixes.

For any security fixes provided in this service refresh, see the list of Security alerts.

Document information

More support for: Runtimes for Java Technology
Java SDK

Software version: 7.0

Operating system(s): AIX, Linux, Windows, z/OS

Software edition: Java SE

Reference #: 1980845

Modified date: 28 April 2016