Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps
The Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_221 on the JRE 7codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note that Oracle strongly recommends that you migrate to JRE 8 using Java Web Start now. You should only apply this update if you have a dependency on using JRE 7.
This article answers some questions you may have on the subject.
Should I apply this JRE 7 update?
If you have a client tier that can only run JRE 7, you must use Java Deployment Technology from JRE 8 to launch JRE 7. This is a requirement because JRE updates since JRE 1.7.0_161 have not included Java Deployment Technology.
To stay current with critical fixes provided by the Java team, you should uptake the latest JRE 7 update, as well as the latest JRE 8 update.
Additional guidance on such scenarios can be found in our recently published My Oracle Support note, FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1).
How do I get support adopting this latest Java CPU?
If you are using Java Web Start and require assistance with applying this CPU, you can log a service request for assistance from the Java Support organization.
For those of you still in transition to Java Web Start, refer to the following in our recently published My Oracle Support note, FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1):
Where are the JRE 7 requirements for EBS documented?
Full requirements for using Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1 with JRE 7 are listed in the following documents: