Integrated Web Application Server for IBM i

The integrated Web application server for i is a lightweight Java application server integrated into the operating system. The integrated Web application server contains an Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi)-based Web servlet container that is readily accessible and provides a flexible foundation for developing jsp and servlet-based Java applications. The integrated Web application server delivers a clear path to the advanced capabilities of the WebSphere middleware portfolio.

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The end of Java SE 6: How it affects integrated web application server (April 15, 2017)

Perhaps you’ve seen some of the recent Java SE 6 end of support messages from IBM and wondered about the effect on integrated web application server (IAS) for IBM i. In short, public updates for Java SE 6 are no longer available, and the end of support in Liberty (which IAS is based on) is set for September 2017. But what does that mean for your current IAS installations?

End of support for Java SE 6 means you can’t get updates or fixes for Java problems such as security vulnerabilities. Staying on the Java SE 6 level could leave your applications exposed to future issues. To ensure your applications are running in a supported environment for years to come, we recommend moving to the latest Java — Java SE 8. Java SE 7 is also an option, but its support only runs until 2019. You can update the Java version for a server by using the IBM Web Administration GUI for i. Select the server, then click on the Server->Properties link and you will be able to select a Java version from a selection list. If you do not see a suitable version, you will need to install the licensed product that contains the Java version you desire.

Future of integrated web application server versions 7.1 and 8.1 (November 1, 2015)

Support has been withdrawn for the integrated web application server (IAS) version 7.1. Servers based on IAS 7.1 will continue to run on IBM i 7.2 and previous releases, but any problems you encounter will require you to redeploy the application to a more recent version of the IAS server, preferably IAS 8.5 or newer version. In addition, IAS 8.1 and 7.1 servers will not function beyond IBM i 7.2. Thus customers are highly encouraged to transition to IAS 8.5 or newer version as soon as possible.

Note that the above statement will affect Integrated Web Services (IWS) servers since the servers are based on the IAS server.

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