Sun Cluster Data Service for Apache Tomcat Guide for Solaris OS

Location of the Tomcat Home Directory for Failover Configurations

If you intend to install Apache Tomcat in a failover resource group, create the Tomcat Home directory on the shared storage. The location for the Tomcat Home directory can reside on a Global File System (GFS) or it can reside on a Failover File System (FFS) with an HAStoragePlus resource. It is best practice to store it on a FFS.

This is required because Apache Tomcat uses the directory structure to store its configuration, logs, deployed applications, and so on. It is not recommended to store the binaries local and the dynamic parts of the data on the shared storage.

Note –

It is best practice to mount Global File Systems with the /global prefix and to mount Failover File Systems with the /local prefix.