Endpoint Operations Management agents require a JRE. The platform-specific Endpoint Operations Management agent installers include a JRE. Platform-independent Endpoint Operations Management agent installers do not include a JRE.

Depending on your environment and the installation package that you use, you might need to define the location of the JRE for your agents. The following environments require JRE location configuration.

Platform-specific agent installation on a machine that has its own JRE that you want to use

Platform-independent agent installation

The agent resolves its JRE based on platform type.

UNIX-like Platforms

On UNIX-like platforms, the agent determines which JRE to use in the following order:

1

HQ_JAVA_HOME environment variable

2

Embedded JRE

3

JAVA_HOME environment variable

Linux Platforms

On Linux platforms, you use export HQ_JAVA_HOME= path_to_current_java_directory to define a system variable.

Windows Platforms

On Windows platforms, the agent resolves the JRE to use in the following order:

1

HQ_JAVA_HOME environment variable

The path defined in the variable must not contain spaces. Consider using a shortened version of the path, using the tild (~) character. For example,c:\Program Files\Java\jre7 can become c:\Progra~1\Java\jre7. The number after the tild depends on the alphabetical order (where a = 1, b =2, and so on) of files whose name begins with progra in that directory.

2

Embedded JRE

You define a system variable from the My Computer menu. Select Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables > System Variables > New.