webMethods 9.7 products have now been certified with Java 8. For Java 8 support you have to install the Software AG Java Package 22.214.171.124 and corresponding product fixes using Software AG Update Manager. For details on install instructions and dependent fixes, please refer to Software AG Java Package 126.96.36.199 readme.
The webMethods 9.7 System Requirements document has also been updated and can be found on the documentation site.
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