How to change the JDK in WebSphere 8.5 or above

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This article describes how to change the JDK of your websphere JVM.

It´s very easy. Just go to your WebSphere administration console and click on the "server1" jvm.
Now navigate to the "Java SDKs" settings:

In the next step select the SDK you want to make default and click on the "make default" button.

At last save your configuration and restart the jvm.

The Java 7 SDK is an optinal install-package for WebSphere 8.5.5.. If not selected during inital installation, the java 7 SDK needs to be downloaded and installed seperatly. For more information consult this blog post.

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