Runs a Tomcat server as a container for custom Java applications. The server listens on localhost:8091 for HTTP requests to access the deployed applications.
The main configuration is managed automatically with the following flexible parts editable by service users:
/etc/tomcat-6/tomcat-users.xmlto define users, passwords and roles for accessing the tomcat management interfaces.
/etc/tomcat-6/Catalina/localhostto place context definitions for deploying applications.
The server is configured to not automatically reload applications when their on-disk deployment files change.
Applications may be dynamically deployed using the manager application.
After configuration changes, invoke sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat-6 restart as service user to acticate the new configuration.
If dynamic class-loading is used heavily the JVM’s permanent generation space may fill up causing Tomcat to become completely unresponsive. In this case a restart using the init script is required.
We monitor by default:
whether the local HTTP port is reachable and responsive
whether a reasonable number of Tomcat processes are running