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APC PowerChute software and supported Oracle JRE 8

Issue:
Both APC PowerChute Business Edition and PowerChute Network Shutdown software use JRE 8 which is currently fully supported by Oracle. However, Oracle’s support for JRE 8 is scheduled to end  in January 2019. 

Product Line:
PowerChute Business Edition 
PowerChute Network Shutdown 

Environment:
All support OS

Cause:
Oracle’s support for JRE 8 is scheduled to end  in January 2019. 

Solution:

APC are currently working on the next revisions of both offers (PowerChute Business Edition v10.0 and PowerChute Network Shutdown v4.3) which will use OpenJDK. This is the way recommended by Oracle to use Java in future without having to pay a license fee.
Both software products will also include an easy way to keep OpenJDK up to date and this will be fully documented as part of these new software versions.
 
Both new versions (v10.0 and v4.3) will be available for download from www.apc.com/tools/download  by January 2019.
 
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