Oracle to update Java 7 planned supported system configurations

[Please see my latest blog update on this issue]

A few hours after my last post regarding Oracle explicitly not supporting Java 7 if run on an Oracle VM 2.X, VMware or Microsoft Hypervisor, I received the following comment in my blog from an IP address at oracle.com:

Submitted on 2011/07/28 at 3:39 pm

Hi – The supported platforms page was mistakenly created using a standard Oracle template which is not applicable to Java. It will be updated to clarify that we support Java explicitly on certified platforms (eg those called out in the page) and on other platforms as long as we don’t run in to platform specific issues. In that case (eg, if VMware is broken) you will have to go to the platform vendor for troubleshooting and a fix.

Henrik Stahl
Sr. Director, Product Management
Java Platform Group
Oracle

As of the time of me writing this post, the Planned Supported System Configurations for Java page has not been updated but that’s understandable – things take time, and hey, it is launch day so some celebration is warranted!

As I wrote back to Henrik in my comments, I look forward to the webpage being updated and have one follow up question – Given Oracle’s support stance regarding VMware as specified in MOS Note 249212.1, I’m curious what standard Oracle template would say that VMware (and Microsoft Hypervisor) are NOT supported – certified, sure, but not supported?

I’ll let you know what, if anything, I hear back.
[Please see my latest blog update on this issue]

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