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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Multiple instances of the same Tomcat version (was: svn commit: r1139381)
Date Sat, 25 Jun 2011 09:22:47 GMT
On 25/06/2011 10:17, Rainer Jung wrote:
> On 24.06.2011 22:22, Konstantin Kolinko wrote:
>> 2011/6/24  <markt@apache.org>:
>>> Author: markt
>>> Date: Fri Jun 24 16:43:40 2011
>>> New Revision: 1139381
>>>
>>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1139381&view=rev
>>> Log:
>>> Fix https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=50949
>>> Provide the ability to specify the AJP port and service name when installing
Tomcat using the Windows installer. This permits multiple instances of the same Tomcat version
to be installed side-by-side.
>>
>>
>> It does not permit multiple instances, unless you are able to specify
>> shutdown port as well.
>>
>> Though I suspect that for running as a service that value can be "-1", thought
>>
>> 1) I have not tested whether that is true lately.
>>
>> 2) if Tomcat is installed to be integrated with an IDE,  e.g. to be
>> used with Eclipse IDE, an explicit shutdown port will be needed.  That
>> is because when you create a "Server" in Eclipse, it copies
>> configuration files from existing installation of Tomcat and later
>> uses the port specified there to stopping launched Tomcat.
> 
> I don't know whether that is a good fit for this discussion, but I think
> technically the nicest way is to choose a port range and a port
> convention, for example:
> 
> - AJP: NN09
> - HTTP: NN80
> - Shutdown: NN05
> - HTTPS: NN43
> 
> and let the user choose NN or NNN. In server.xml it could be
> port="${portBase}80" etc. and in the startup options -DportBase=NN.

Or define portBase (or httpPort, httpsPort, shutdownPort, ajpPort) in
catalina.properties - easier for users to edit.

Mark

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