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From chris derham <>
Subject Re: Automated installer for war files
Date Wed, 16 Feb 2011 16:00:31 GMT
>  Can you expand a bit on the above ?
> (That seems to be the only part which is really Windows-specific).
> Such as, what "variable" are you talking about, defined where ?
 So currently we set catalina_home and catalina_base, cd into
<catalina_home>\bin and run

service install myApp

then manually run

tomcat6w //ES//myApp

And under the java tab, manually append to the java options


for example. I think that this can be scripted using tomcat6w, e.g.
something like

tomcat6w //IS//myApp --JvmOptions -Denv=uat --Startup=auto

I wrote the email to just try to ascertain which way is the "most
popular/best" way to perform this

> One other thing : it seems that when you talk about "tomcat instances", you
> are really talking about nn separate installations of Tomcat, each with its
> own top installation directory, and each with its /bin, /lib, etc..
> sub-directories.
> Is that how your setup is ?
> Or do you have one single Tomcat software directory (%CATALINA_HOME%),
> shared by multiple running Tomcat processes (each with its separate
> When I said tomcat instances, I meant single catalina_home with multiple
catalina_bases. I can see that this is ambiguous - I don't know if there is
a better term that you guys use for this, as opposed to multiple



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