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.
AMC is available from My Oracle Support (MOS) and Java Advanced Management Console Downloads page. For an overview of the Advanced Management Console, see the Advanced Management Console product page.
See the What's New In Advanced Management Console page for descriptions of the additions to the Advanced Management Console features in all releases until now.
The following points provide additional information about this release:
Oracle provides an easy-to-deploy containerized version of Advanced Management Console. Containerized AMC uses WebLogic Kubernetes Operator (WKO) for deploying and managing AMC. This solution can be easily deployed in cloud or non-cloud environments and leverages scaling functionality of the operator within a Kubernetes framework. This will address the complexity involved in installing and maintaining the non-containerized AMC without the intervention of IT or any specialized technical skills. For more details, see Containerized AMC Deployment Guide.
Advanced Management Console version 2.20 onwards supports Oracle WebLogic 14c.
When upgrading the Advanced Management Console to version 2.17 or later, and if the Agent Auto Update option is enabled, you must manually replace the signing certificate in the agent machine. For detailed steps, see Automatic Update of Advanced Management Console Agent.
While installing Advanced Management Console agent on macOS, a dialog appears confirming that the
AMCAgent app is downloaded. Click Open to install the agent successfully.
Due to change in the macOS Catalina file system, the files and folders present in the user directory are displayed in another path as well. To avoid reporting duplicates, the path
/System/Volumes/ is excluded from JRE tracking by default on macOS. To include this path, remove the
/System/Volumes/ entry from the Paths To Exclude From JRE Tracking field. For detailed steps, see Tracking Managed JREs in Agents.
The password reset functionality added in AMC 2.17 does not support LDAP accounts.
Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.x Extended Support ended in Dec 2019. Therefore, AMC updates released after Dec 2019 require Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.x. AMC users running on WebLogic Server 12.1.x should upgrade to 12.2.x as soon as possible.
Microsoft will not support Windows 7 post January 14, 2020. Consequently, Windows 7 will not be a supported platform for future releases of AMC.
Java Web Start has been removed from Java SE 11 and later. Hence, while uploading JRE using the Add Java Version window, the
jnlp file gets downloaded. You need to run the
java webstart command to open the Add Java Version window and upload the file.
For additional information about Java Web Start, see: Java Client Roadmap Update.
AMC requires that you keep your instance of WebLogic Server up-to-date with security patches. It is recommended that you subscribe to receive notifications of Oracle’s Critical Patch Update Advisories and Security Alerts. Refer to https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/securityemail-090378.html for instructions.
Java plug-in support is removed from JDK 8 (8u271) on macOS, Linux, and Solaris platforms.
Java Plug-in support has been removed from Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers in Windows, Linux, and macOS platforms.
For additional information, see:
The following table lists the known issues in the Advanced Management Console 2.20 release.
|1||JAMC-4933||Web Enabled JREs may not been reported correctly for initial scan when jre version is the same as AMC agent bundled|
|2||JAMC-8687||WebEnabled JREs not displayed for Linux agent server/desktops|
|3||JAMC-8962||Containerized AMC download speed is very slow for agent and JRE|
|4||JAMC-9150||macOS - Valid pkg file import fails with error: Selected Java Installer file doesn’t have required metadata|
The following table contains a list of issues that were addressed in the Advanced Management Console 2.20 release.
|1||JAMC-5779||System jre may not been reported correctly for initial scan when jre version is the same as AMC agent bundled|
|2||JAMC-6070||RFE: AMC database cleaning tools|
|3||JAMC-8639||Provide Security Question during Password Reset|
|4||JAMC-8689||Unable to Deploy AMC in WebLogic Server 14c|
|5||JAMC-8698||HTML Source is displayed in Web UI|
|6||JAMC-8841||JEP C196: Packaging, Delivery and Deployment of Containerized Advanced Management Console|
|7||JAMC-8881||JAMC-8878 Lock frequent password reset activity|
|8||JAMC-8913||Post AMC server initialization Java Releases table remain empty|
|9||JAMC-8941||Jlink AMC application jre Vendor is Unidentified|
|10||JAMC-8943||Do not put usagetracker.properties to non-Oracle JREs|
|11||JAMC-8945||AMC Agent on Linux scans root filesystem which takes too long|
|12||JAMC-8969||Initialization fails due to table or view does not exist|
|13||JAMC-8976||Security Question Page Doesn't support client validation|
|14||JAMC-8977||Security Question's Answer must have valid restrictions|
|15||JAMC-8978||Heading label missing on security-question page|
|16||JAMC-8999||Client side validation fails on security-Question page for similar Question, while Initialization|
|17||JAMC-9025||Variation in Security Question Dialog question/answer implementation|
|18||JAMC-9030||Inconsistencies during agents registration|
|19||JAMC-9042||Security QA should be persisted in initialisation wizard when traversed to Next/Previous Pages|
|20||JAMC-9050||Unable to see properties from Java Usage Pivotal Views|
|21||JAMC-9051||Unable to select only required records for deletion|
|22||JAMC-9089||Java Usage Page is displayed as blank in Internet Explorer 11|
|23||JAMC-9100||Change the SHA256 checksum font style to monospaced|
|24||JAMC-9101||The location of the "Export Data" button is changed when the scroll bar is displayed|
|25||JAMC-9109||Unable to login to AMC with LDAP Credentials|
|26||JAMC-9120||Update Copyright year to 2021 for AMC releases|
|27||JAMC-9135||Message drop for locale specific strings|
|28||JAMC-9136||No success information is displayed in the log after restarting the Agent|
|29||JAMC-9157||Password Reset Functionality Failure|
|30||JAMC-9175||Message Statement Is Not Clear for Database Maintenance|
|31||JAMC-9196||Update Linux Agent install script help instructions|
|32||JAMC-9197||Update WLS 14c support in MOS README|