IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 8


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This product is the z/OS 64-bit Java product that supplies the Java SE 8 and will be periodically updated with cumulative service and improvements. 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition Version 8 is a Java SDK that contains the IBM J9 virtual machine, V2.8.

Current build level:

July 27, 2017 - SDK8 SR4 FP10 (PTF UI49381/ APAR PI85547/PI85548)

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 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 (5655-DGH) has similar functions to IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS, Java Technology Edition, Version 7 (5655-W44) 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

Learn more from the "Java 8 for z/OS Product Overview" on IBM Knowledge Center at https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSYKE2_8.0.0/com.ibm.java.zos.80.doc/productOverview.html

Who Should Use this Product

64-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.

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

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