IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 8



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This product is the z/OS 31-bit Java product that supplies the Java SE 8 APIs and will be periodically updated with cumulative service and improvements. 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition Version 8 is a Java SDK that contains the IBM J9 virtual machine, V2.8.

The IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 requires:

This product currently runs on the following IBM z Systems servers:

Software:
This product requires z/OS V1.13 (5694-A01), or later. Specific functions may require specific software levels or features not included in the z/OS base.

For more product details, read the formal announcement.

Compatibility
IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 (5655-DGG) has similar functions to IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 (5655-W43) with the following differences:

For information about compatibility issues between releases, see the Oracle Web site at: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/compatibility-417013.html

Product Content

The 31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 is the latest version of this software development kit (SDK). It is designed to be compliant with the Java Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8) APIs. With 31-bit SDK for z/OS , Java Technology Edition, Version 8, you can:

All content above is shipped with the z/OS SDK product and is zAAP eligible. Workloads that are eligible to be run on zAAP or zIIP processors.

For more product details, read the formal announcement.

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Getting the Product

You can obtain either the web download (non-SMP/E format) or order the SMP/E format.

The non-SMP/E installable format of the code is available only from the web

Review the readme.txt file prior to download and install and for verification instructions.

Download the non-SMP/E format of the code.

The program directory describes the installation details, and is provided with your order or click here (PDF, 109KB)

For more information about z/OS SDK Version 8 and additional IBM value add content see the IBM Java 8 Knowledge Center website

The SMP/E installable format of the code is available only through Shopz

Shopz provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS . Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). Shopz is available in the US, Canada, and several countries in Europe. In countries where Shopz is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the Shopz website at http://www.ibm.com/software/ShopzSeries

When ordering:

Who Should Use this Product

31-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition Version 8 is a Java SDK that contains the IBM J9 virtual machine, V2.8. It is recommended for customers who want to leverage the new functions in this release.

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