NOTE: With the advancement of Java Management Service (JMS) and its enhanced capabilities and simplified model, Oracle is announcing users of the Advanced Management Console (AMC) feature should migrate to JMS by the end of 2024. Read more in our blog post at The Future of Java Management: Migrating from Advanced Management Console to Java Management Service. For an in-depth comparative analysis of AMC and JMS, and to explore the advantages of migrating to JMS, refer to the Migrating from AMC to JMS guide.

Advanced Management Console

The Java Advanced Management Console (AMC) offers system administrators greater and easier control in managing Java version compatibility and security updates for desktops within their enterprise and for ISVs with Java-based applications and solutions.

The principal benefits of the Advanced Management Console are:

  • Usage Tracking: AMC collects information about which Java applications are launched by which Java versions, creating an application compatibility inventory. Usage Tracking can be configured automatically through the AMC Agent, or by using the configuration properties.
  • Taking Action: The Deployment Rule Set capabilities enable different Applet & Web Start applications to use different versions of Java installed on clients. This benefits organizations that must use older versions of Java or need many different Java versions for different reasons.
  • MSI Customizations: System Administrators can use the Java Install Customizer tool to repackage MSIs, controlling the way that Java is installed on managed systems.

 The Advanced Management Console (AMC) is available as part of Java SE Subscription and Java SE Advanced, and requires a commercial license for use in production. AMC is available to customers from My Oracle Support (MOS). If you require assistance accessing My Oracle Support please contact your own Procurement organization and see the My Oracle Support Registration FAQ.