Java is used on most Cisco Management software. In order to ensure the
correct operation of the Cisco applications, you must use the correct Java
Virtual Machine (JVM) and plug-in. Always refer to the manual for the correct
version of browser, JVM, and plug-in.
You can use CiscoWorks, one of the most commonly used applications in
the Cisco Management software, to check procedures on the browser or system for
your Java application.
Because different versions of CiscoWorks are built with different Java
Development Kits (JDKs), it is essential to always use the required browser
version (Internet Explorer [IE] and Firefox), JVM, and Java plug-in.
There are no specific requirements for this document.
This document applies to all CiscoWorks applications running on Windows
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For CiscoWorks to work on IE correctly, it relies on both Microsoft JVM
and Java plug-in. When you start CiscoWorks, the Java plug-in takes over the
"applet" support in IE. However, the Java plug-in does not overwrite any
Microsoft Virtual Machine (VM) binaries. In addition, the Java plug-in only
overrides the Microsoft VM when an "applet" is used. There are other functions
in CiscoWorks that also rely on the Microsoft VM explicitly. It is essential,
therefore, that you keep your JVM up to date. To obtain the most recent
version, go to Microsoft JVM
. CiscoWorks LAN
Management Solution 3.1 and 3.2 supports Java Plug-in 1.6.0_5 and 1.6.0_11
respectively, which you can download from
Cisco Technical Support Software Downloads
(registered customers only)
. You can
also download the latest Java plug-ins from the