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From Aurélien Terrestris <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 8 reliability/performance on Windows 2008 R2 Server vs. RHEL/CentOS
Date Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:46:35 GMT
I recommend Linux for 2 reasons :
 - easier to install and maintain a secured Tomcat (especially when
using different TOMCAT_HOME & TOMCAT_BASE, on Windows it's pretty
difficult to know how to secure all directories correctly) ; if you
have to deal with file uploading, you don't want a system which could
launch any exe,..
 - doesn't need to reboot every 3 days because of the memory
fragmentation or anything else

2015-10-01 17:31 GMT+02:00 Mark H. Wood <>:
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 01:23:14PM -0700, Jason Britton wrote:
>> Hello Good People -
>> We currently have multiple Tomcat instances deployed on RHEL in production
>> with no issues but I am getting asked why we shouldn't migrate everything
>> to run on Windows 2008 R2 Server instead.  My stomach churns at the thought
>> but I am looking for more concrete information about why this could be
>> problematic vs. running Tomcat on RHEL/CentOS.  My gut says far more Tomcat
>> deployments in production are done on top of Linux based OS's vs. Windows.
>> Any thoughts on making an argument for one OS vs another in deploying
>> Tomcat 8?  Thanks for your thoughts,
> I think it's going to boil down to:  how well do the people who will
> operate and maintain Tomcat get along with each environment?  I go
> with Linux because throughout a long association with Windows I found
> it frequently getting in my way, embodying invalid assumptions, and
> generally resistant to being used in the way I want to operate a host.
> Others will have the opposite experience.  So, which kind do you have?
> --
> Mark H. Wood
> Lead Technology Analyst
> University Library
> Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
> 755 W. Michigan Street
> Indianapolis, IN 46202
> 317-274-0749

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