ALM 15.5 required Java isn’t updating and starting after upgrade?
Question ID: 109994


I have upgraded my JAVA setup on the ALM 15.5 Server.  We restarted the server and the Java doesn’t appear to be upgraded and is still reporting the original java and owe are having issue starting the services.  

Is there something we missed or possibly did wrong?


Thanks for any ideas,


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Asked on January 25, 2021 1:00 pm
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Hi HomerJ,

One of the things I routinely see being missed after the upgrade is the changing of the Environmental Variable for the Windows Server.  Since JAVA is no longer packaged with the installer, the service needs to know where the JAVA resides.  During the initial install, the ALM installer finds the path and creates the MICRO_FOCUS_JAVA_PATH system environmental variable. This tells the system where to find the JAVA used by the system. This path will have the JAVA location and since the location path includes the java build number when you upgrade the path changes.  You will need to go into the System Properties and the Advanced Tab within and then in the bottom box where the Environmental Variables reside you will need to update the above stated variable to reflect the newly installed JAVA path location.  Then restart your server and this should take effect and report the correct version and allow ALM to start.


Hope this helps,


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Answered on January 25, 2021 1:07 pm
Thanks for the explanation. It worked.
( at January 25, 2021 1:08 pm)

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