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From John Turner <>
Subject Re: Multiple instances
Date Fri, 30 May 2003 12:55:09 GMT



On Thu, 29 May 2003 18:47:31 +0800, Jason Bainbridge <> 

> On Thu, 29 May 2003 18:41, Rohit Peyyeti wrote:
>> I need to setup multiple tomcat 4.1.24 instances (for each of my web
>> applications). I did read RUNNING.txt shipped with tomcat distribution
>> -- but was not very clear. Can I give multiple entries to CATALINA_BASE
>> environment? What if I want to run 5 to 6 different instances? How 
>> exactly
>> should it be configured?
> I'm not sure if there are any howto's around for this, most likely there 
> is but the way I do it to simplify matters is just to copy the whole 
> tomcat directory and then change various ports in server.xml (I'm at home 
> so I haven't got the list in front of me).
> Then if you wish to install NT services (are you using Windows) there is 
> a GUI tool available that makes this nice and easy, search the archives 
> and you should find it easy enough. If you are using linux you should be 
> right if you just run ./ from each directory, same with windows 
> if you don't want to install a service, just run the startup.bat file.
> You can set it up so you share some of the core of Tomcat but I prefer 
> not to complicate matters as Tomcat isn't huge so there is no real 
> overhead in just keeping multiple copies of the binary.
> Regards,

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