The RMI Activation mechanism has been deprecated and may be removed in a future version of the platform. RMI Activation is an obsolete part of RMI that has been optional since Java 8. It allows RMI server JVMs to be started ("activated") upon receipt of a request from a client, instead of requiring RMI server JVMs to be running continuously. Other parts of RMI are not deprecated. See [JEP 385](http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/385) for further information.