How Dynatrace supports Java applications

Dynatrace fully supports Java as well as all major JVMs and JDKs.

Capabilities

Dynatrace provides extensive Java monitoring capabilities:

See our supported technologies matrix for details about the supported frameworks.

JVMs

Dynatrace provides support for all major JVMs and JDKs.

See our supported technologies matrix for details about the supported JVMs.

Support & Desupport

The different JVMs have different support timelines based on their vendors. Dynatrace is committed to supporting each JVM and version for at least as long as its vendor does and in most cases at least 1 year longer.

Oracle Hotspot JVM

Oracle support matrix

JVM versions 6, 7, and 8 are receiving indefinite sustained support by Oracle. Dynatrace support for these versions is currently open-ended as well.

Versions 9 and 10 are non-LTS versions and will be end of life in 2018. Dynatrace will support them until end of 2019. Version 11 is an LTS and its support is currently open-ended.

Java version Vendor released Vendor EOL Supported by Dynatrace until Last supported OneAgent Version
5 September 2004 April 2015 December 2018 1.157
6 December 2006 December 2018 indefinite
7 July 2011 July 2022 indefinite
8 (LTS) March 2014 March 2025 indefinite
9 September 2017 March 2018 March 2019 1.163
10 March 2018 September 2018 June 2019
11 (LTS) September 2018 September 2023 indefinite

Learn about known problems and solutions to the Oracle Java Hotspot.

OpenJDK

The OpenJDK is open source but officially supported by RedHat. See the support lifecycle.

Dynatraces currently provides open-ended support for versions 6, 7, and 8.

Versions 9 and 10 are non-LTS versions. Dynatrace will support these until end of 2019. Version 11 is an LTS and its support is currently open-ended.

Java version Vendor released Vendor EOL Supported by Dynatrace until Last supported OneAgent Version
6 December 2006 December 2016 indefinite
7 July 2011 June 2020 indefinite
8 (LTS) March 2014 June 2023 indefinite
9 September 2017 March 2018 March 2019 1.163
10 March 2018 September 2018 June 2019
11 (LTS) September 2018 October 2024 indefinite

Learn about known problems and solutions to OpenJDK JVM.

SAP JVM

The SAP JVM is a JVM built and maintained by SAP and is based on OpenJDK. See details and official versions

SAP JVM 6 was discontinued at the end of 2017 and is no longer available. Dynatrace currently provides open-ended support for versions 7 and 8.

Java version Vendor released Vendor EOL Supported by Dynatrace until Last supported OneAgent Version
6 December 2017 December 2018 1.157
7 indefinite
8 (LTS) indefinite

IBM JVM

The IBM JVM has its own support timeline but actual support is based on support of other IBM products. For Dynatrace, the most important product here is WebSphere Application Server (see the support timeline).

WebSphere Application Server is on the Enhanced Lifecycle policy. This means that although WebSphere 8 is EOS as of April 2018, IBM will continue to support it until 2021.

Dynatrace will support WebSphere and the underlying JVM versions as long as they are supported by IBM. See our supported technologies matrix for details.

This means that, at the moment, IBM JVM 6,7, and 8 have open-ended support.

Java version Vendor released Vendor EOL Supported by Dynatrace until Last supported OneAgent Version
6 November 2007 September 2017 indefinite
7 September 2011 September 2019 indefinite
8 (LTS) February 2015 April 2022 indefinite

Note:

Memory dumps require IBM JVM 7 or higher.
Learn more about known problems and solutions to the IBM JVM.

OpenJ9

The Eclipse OpenJ9 JVM is a JVM that is embedded in the OpenJDK JDK. Each OpenJ9 release supports multiple JDK versions. See release and support policies and AdoptOpenJDK support.

OpenJ9 version Java version Vendor released Vendor EOL Supported by Dynatrace until Last supported OneAgent Version
0.8 8 March 2018
0.9 8, 10 August 2018
0.10 11 September 2018 not yet supported
0.11 8, 11 September 2018 not yet supported

Azul

Dynatrace also supports the two proprietary JVMs from Azul Zulu and Zing. Details can be found in our supported technologies matrix.

Azul has its own support timeline

Azul Zing

Java version Vendor released Vendor EOL Supported by Dynatrace until Last supported OneAgent Version
6 December 2006 April 2017 not supported
7 July 2011 December 2021 indefinite
8 (LTS) March 2015 Mar 2025 indefinite
11 (LTS) September 2018 September 2026 not yet supported

Azul Zulu

Java version Vendor released Vendor EOL Supported by Dynatrace until Last supported OneAgent Version
6 December 2006 December 2019 June 2020
7 July 2011 July 2023 indefinite
8 (LTS) March 2015 Mar 2026 indefinite
9 September 2017 March 2020
10 March 2018 September 2018 June 2019
11 (LTS) September 2018 September 2027 not yet supported