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From "Nelson, Tracy M." <>
Subject RE: Need a way to identify tomcat instances at run-time
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2007 17:11:27 GMT
| From: Brian Barnett []
| Sent: Friday, 24 August, 2007 11:54
| I have a struts-based application running on multiple tomcat
| load
| balanced by a hardware load balancer, i.e., no Apache Web Server. I
need a
| way at run-time to know which tomcat instance it is. Is there a way to
| access info in the server.xml or context.xml file at run-time? Can I
| specify
| some arbitrary value in either of those xml files that would be
| at
| run-time?

You could pass something as an init-param to your servlets.  Or you can
get the server name from the HttpRequest.  If you're not deploying each
instance from a common war file, you could stick a simple config file in
your WEB-INF directory with some kind of instance name or ID.

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