SDM 2.5 exception with Java 1.6.0_12 update

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Feb 26th, 2009


after updating Java Runtime environment to JRE 1.6.0_12 from 1.6.0_11 the Cisco SDM 2.5 can not be started successfully. An exception is output by the Java VM. Reinstalling the previous JRE solves the problem. Attached is the log of the Java VM in both the cases.

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jonas_sth Thu, 04/02/2009 - 01:34

Anyone how know if it will be a newer SDM version publish how support IE7 and higher version of JAVA ????

midwestcisco Sun, 04/05/2009 - 19:41

Well looks like were not the only ones that upgraded to newest java for security issues then SDM doesn't work.. Its always something! So you have 1.6.0_11 working with SDM 2.5? The cisco SDM site says 1.6.0_3 is newest supported?? Guess we will try to downgrade java or use a vm or something. Wonder if they will upgrade SDM anymore for newer java, etc??

midwestcisco Mon, 04/06/2009 - 12:28

Just to follow up, after posting the previous post we did some more searching and found several other posts about problems with SDM and new java. Most people reverted back to various older versions of java 1.6.0_6-11.

Also we ran across people talking about CCP or Cisco Configuration Professional which we had not even heard of before. We found a page on Cisco saying that SDM is apparently going to be replaced with CCP. We found this link below with the quote "The new device manager for Cisco integrated services routers, Cisco Configuration Professional will replace Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) over time. Like SDM, Cisco Configuration Professional assumes a general understanding of networking technologies and terms but assists individuals unfamiliar with the Cisco CLI".

Weird it mentions CCP 1.4, but the only newest download we could find is for 1.3beta of CCP

tdoran1 Tue, 04/14/2009 - 09:37

CP 1.3ß now, release version of CP 1.3 this week.

CP 1.4 to handle issues with IE8.



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