Elasticsearch 5.6 installation on debian 7 vs java 8 requirement

Hello everyone,
So I came across the need to implement my project on a server that is currently running Debian 7 (wheezy).
With that, I'm now facing an issue with openjdk-8 installation, since it's not default for debian 7. I can't seem to find a way to install openjdk-8 on debian 7 system, and since I'm not experienced with debian nor I know the machine, I would like to keep the current system version.

On my research then, I came across the support matrix for Elasticsearch https://www.elastic.co/support/matrix
wich says that Elasticsearch 5.6 is supported by Debian 7 but it is not supported by java 7, only java 8.
So, how do I go about it, do I need to install Debian 8 (jessie) in order to have java 8 or is there another way?

Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

Have you tried things like http://www.webupd8.org/2014/03/how-to-install-oracle-java-8-in-debian.html

It would have to be openjdk, because the server already have other applications using it.

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