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Support for Open Source Java for Windchill/FlexPLM

Support for Open Source Java for Windchill/FlexPLM

 

Starting January 2019, you need to plan to obtain and install Java as a prerequisite for installing or re-installing the PTC products that rely on Java and need to secure your own support contract with Oracle for updates to Java including security patches.

 

Providing support for Oracle Java and Open Source Java allows the customer to be more flexible in their solutions and would be a great benefit to everyone.

 

5 Comments
Level 9

Yes, please!! If you make certain we have the needed technical information that will be critical to keeping our Windchill systems running through this change, that would be great.

Definitly! With new license spec by Oracle for Java installing Windchill on VM-Ware will cost much more because of license specs or you have to install Windchill on bare metal Servers... 

Opend a new case for that (CS14673161)

Level 17

"...installing Windchill on VM-Ware will cost much more because of license specs or you have to install Windchill on bare metal Servers..."

Can you clarify what you mean by this?  Windchill can't be installed on 'bare metal', it needs an operating system (Windows, Unix, or Linux).  How does running the operating system on bare metal vs. in VMware (or even Hyper-V) change the Java licensing requirement?

 

(Yes, Oracle database licensing on VMware can get messy.  See https://palisadecompliance.com/oracle-vmware-position/)

Hi TomU,

with bare-metal I mean you need to install Windchill on a physical Server with no virtualization. Of course with OS.

Installing an Application like Java SDK for Windchill or Oracle Database on a Virtualization is strictly defined by Oracle license specifications.

Hyper V same as VM Ware: You need to have a license for each Server you have in your serverfarm in your global environment because for example with vm ware 6 you are able to export / import your installations everywhere you want to in your organization. Not neccessary if you have NUP or CPU licenses. Problem: If you have no enterprise license you'll have do downgrade your serverenvirenment to specs of Oracle...

for example: Oracle db SEII -> one server with max. two sockets which may both be equiped with a CPU or an oracle RAC with two servers, each with two sockets but only equiped with one CPU each. This spec is enough for an oracle db but I don't have vm just for database systems....

If you use Oracle-VM you have some more possibilities but I do not now many companies using Oracle-VM.

some commet for your link: please contact some oracle license specialist... they will tell you exactly what you can or you have to do... don't trust an internet article for that matter!

Level 11

On PTC Forum Europe in Stuttgart PTC told that they will first do the upgrade for Windchill 12 to Oracle JDK 11 and then check if Windchill also works with OpenJDK. So there is little hope that this will work...