I've IBM's websphere 188.8.131.52 installed on my machine and I was provided with JRE 1.6 as server runtime during installation. I'm working on a project that uses Maven 4.0 as project management tool and spring 4.1.5 as MVC framework. We are using oracle's java 8 for development as the problem is obvious, that the code build using java 8 can not be deployed on my websphere server as its runtime is 1.6.
Is there an option that I can switch my websphere server's runtime from IBM's JRE 1.6 to Oracle's JRE 1.8? Your help is much appreciated. Thanks!
Hi, Thank you for the response. The WAS8.5 server pack (this package is different from what IBM supplies) I was provided with has only java 6 runtime. So, when I choose the WAS installation path, by default it takes jre 1.6 as server runtime. I tried to point the installed JRE location to my oracle's java8 path. However, it is not recognized in the server runtime.