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In order to Run Tomcat as a linux service, you should follow these steps:

  1. #Install the wrapper service
  2. #Create a tomcat environment definition script
  3. #Create a tomcat launcher script
  4. #Configure the wrapper service to run tomcat
  5. #Link the tomcat launcher script to the init scripts directory
  6. #Link the tomcat init script to the revelant init levels

Install the wrapper service

Download the wrapper service binaries for Linux (

Copy the binaries as defined in (

  • copy the wrapper file in $(tomcat.home)/bin,
  • copy the file in {{$(tomcat.home)/bin and rename it to tomcat.

Edit the newly renamed tomcat file to ensure the following lines are defined.

Create a tomcat environment definition script

Create the $(server.home)/tomcat.env file with the content (dont forget to expand the $(xxx) variables with your defined values)

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