So, you decided to use GeoServer to deliver your business' critical spatial information across the enterprise and out on the web? This is a wise choice that many other like-minded GeoServer users will agree with.
Now, it's time for us to roll up our sleeves and get into the nitty-gritty of getting GeoServer up and running so that we can unlock the potential of our spatial information.
By the end of this chapter, we will have a better understanding of the following topics:
Choosing the right version of Java to run GeoServer
Installing and configuring Java for Linux and Windows
Installing and configuring Apache Tomcat for the Linux and Windows platforms
Configuring the Java VM's memory for GeoServer
Deploying GeoServer into the Apache Tomcat servlet container
Understanding the concepts of scalability and high availability and how to configure GeoServer for both