Determine how Apache Tomcat will be deployed in Sun Cluster
Determine whether you will use Apache Tomcat as a failover or a scalable data service.
For conceptual information on scalable and failover data services, see the Sun Cluster Concepts Guide.
Determine which user name will run Apache Tomcat.
Determine how many Apache Tomcat versions and instances will be deployed.
If more than one instance of a version will be deployed, determine whether they share the binaries.
Determine which Cluster File System will be used by each Apache Tomcat instance.
Mount Apache Tomcat Cluster File Systems
In this scenario, the deployment of Tomcat applications needs to occur on every node where Apache Tomcat is hosted.
# groupadd —g 1000 tomcat
# useradd —u 1000 —g 1000 —d /global/tomcat —s /bin/ksh tomcat
Switch to the appropriate user name — If it is not root with # su — user name
Install Apache Tomcat — If you deploy Apache Tomcat as a failover data service, install Apache Tomcat onto a shared file system within Sun Cluster.
It is recommended that you install Apache Tomcat onto shared disks. For a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of installing the software on a local versus a cluster file system, see “Determining the Location of the Application Binaries” in the Sun Cluster Data Services Installation and Configuration Guide.
If you will deploy Apache Tomcat as a failover data service install the Apache Tomcat binaries on the shared storage on one node. If Apache Tomcat will be deployed as a scalable data service, install the Apache Tomcat binaries on the local storage onevery node that will host the Apache Tomcat data service.
Refer to http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/index.html for instructions about installing Apache Tomcat.
If you deploy Apache Tomcat as a scalable data service for a scalable or a multiple masters configuration, repeat the following step at every node that will host Apache Tomcat.
Create the environment script — Create an Korn shell or a Cshell script (dependent on the login-shell of your Apache Tomcat user name) to set the environment variables for Apache Tomcat. You must set the environment variables in a shell script and not in the users profile.
With this mechanism you can install and run multiple Apache Tomcat versions and instances under one user name.
These shell scripts must be available on every node that can host the Apache Tomcat data service. For a failover configuration, store them on the shared storage. For a scalable or a multiple masters configuration, store them on the local file system of every node or on the shared storage. These scripts must not be different on the various nodes.
# more env.ksh #!/usr/bin/ksh # # Environment for Tomcat # JAVA_HOME=/usr/j2se export JAVA_HOME JAKARTA_HOME=/global/mnt1/jakarta-3.3 export JAKARTA_HOME TOMCAT_HOME=$JAKARTA_HOME export TOMCAT_HOME
# more env.csh #!/usr/bin/csh # # Environment for Tomcat # setenv JAVA_HOME /usr/j2se setenv JAKARTA_HOME /global/mnt1/jakarta-3.3 setenv TOMCAT_HOME $JAKARTA_HOME
# more env.ksh #!/usr/bin/ksh # # Environment for Tomcat # JAVA_HOME=/usr/j2se export JAVA_HOME CATALINA_HOME=/global/mnt1/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.18 export CATALINA_HOME
# more env.csh #!/usr/bin/csh # # Environment for Tomcat # setenv JAVA_HOME /usr/j2se setenv CATALINA_HOME /global/mnt1/jakarta-tomcat-4.1.18
The environment variables are version and configuration dependent.
For more information about Apache Tomcat, refer to jakarta.apache.org web page.