JDK-6573018 : Support SysNet Service Tags in Java SE
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: other-libs
  • Sub-Component: other
  • Affected Version: 6u3
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2007-06-22
  • Updated: 2017-05-16
  • Resolved: 2007-07-24
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Service tag support in Java SE enables Sun Connection (SysNet) to auto discover Sun's JDK/JRE in customers' systems.

What Is a Sun Service Tag?
Sun Service Tag services are designed to automatically discover Sun systems, software, and services for quick and easy registration. A service tag uniquely identifies each tagged asset, and allows the asset information to be shared over a local network in a standard XML format.

Sun Service Tag FAQ 

EVALUATION With the Java SE service tag support, JDK/JRE will be automatically tagged at the installation time if the system has the Service Tags software installed. There is no change in the JDK/JRE installation instruction and there is no change in the Java runtime. Technically, tagging a JDK/JRE means that creating a service tag, an XML entry, and adding it in the Service Tag registry located in the local filesystem of the system. This work is done automatically and silently as part of the installation process. Uninstalling a tagged JDK/JRE will delete the service tag entry in the registry. If a user installs a JDK/JRE on a system with no Service Tags Software, you want to enable the Sun Connection Discovery and Inventory service. You can download the Service Tags software at: https://sunconnection.sun.com/inventory/ Install it on your system. You can then request to manually tag the JDK/JRE by running a utility bundled in the Java SE as follows: <JAVA_HOME>/bin/java com.sun.servicetag.Installer This utility requires the owner of the installed JDK/JRE or super-user privilege to run.

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EVALUATION Service Tags Linux support will be released in July 2007. The service tag support in Java SE will be for Solaris and Linux in 6u4.

EVALUATION Java SE will create a service tag on systems that support the Service Tag technology. The current supported platforms are Solaris 8, 9, and 10 on Sparc and Solaris 10 on x86. See more information at: https://sunconnection.sun.com/inventory/