Installing Apache Tomcat
To install Tomcat, download an Apache Tomcat 5.5 installer from http://tomcat.apache.org/download-55.cgi. Follow the instructions in http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/setup.html to complete the installation.
Considerations for Windows Users
If you are installing Tomcat on a Windows machine, consider the following:
- Installing a Windows service. During Tomcat installation, select the Service Startup box under Tomcat on the Choose Components pane. This option automatically installs and runs the Windows service to control Tomcat.
- Running the Tomcat service. After installing Tomcat on Windows, ensure that the Tomcat service is not running as the Local System account. Right-click on the Tomcat icon in the System Tray, and choose Configure from the menu. On the Log on tab, specify a user name and password to log on as, and click OK to save the changes.
Running Tomcat Automatically on Startup
Because the Web UI requires Tomcat, consider setting Tomcat to run automatically on startup:
- (Windows users) Configure the Tomcat service to start automatically using the Services control panel. You can access the Services control panel from the Start menu by choosing Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services, for example. (Specific procedures vary based on Windows operating system.)
(Linux users) Add the following line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
where <CATALINA_HOME> is the Tomcat installation directory.