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Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials

By : Tanuj Khare
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Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials

By: Tanuj Khare

Overview of this book

Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat) is an open source servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The latest major stable release, Apache Tomcat version 7 implements the Servlet 3 and JavaServer Pages 2 specifications from the Java Community Process, and includes many additional features that make it a useful platform for developing and deploying web applications and web services.Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials follows a practical approach to teach installing, configuring, and maintaining Tomcat. It helps you to understand the middle architecture for hosting multiple websites and also provides the confidence to implement middleware support. It imparts to you the capacity to resolve migration issues and also provides regular maintenance solutions. This is the first and only book to cover upgrading to Tomcat 7 from previous versions.The journey of the reader starts at the beginner level and ends at the expert level. The content is designed in such a way that it balances the theory and practical approach for understanding concepts related to handling middle ware and web issues.In this book, you will go through a three-phase life cycle. The first cycle consists of installation, configuration of Tomcat 7 on different OS, and other configurations related to JDBC, port, deployment etc. The second phase deals with the building of enterprise application setup and high availability architecture (clustering load balancing). The third and critical phase will teach you to handle critical issues, performance tuning, and best practices for various environment stacks like dev/QA/stage/production.This book gives you a wider vision of using Tomcat 7 in web technologies and the skill to optimize their performance using Apache Tomcat 7.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 8. Monitoring and Management of Tomcat 7

Monitoring plays a vital role in an IT administrator's life. It makes the life of a web/infrastructure engineer predictable. When I started my career in web infrastructure support, I always wondered, how does my boss know that a process is 90 percent utilized for a particular system or how does he know that a particular process will die after about 90 minutes from now, without logging into the application? Later, I found out that they have set up a monitoring system using various third-party tools available in the market for servers and application monitoring.

In this chapter, we will discuss:

  • How to monitor Tomcat 7

  • Management of applications using the Tomcat Manager

  • A third-party utility used for monitoring Tomcat 7

Before we learn how to monitor Tomcat 7, let us understand why monitoring is actually required for any system, as we have configured the systems well for the user.

The answer to this question is very tricky. In a real-time environment...