3.2.3. Running Enterprise Web Server

To run JBoss Enterprise Web Server, run the following:

3.2.3.1. Running Tomcat

You can run Tomcat either in the background as a service (refer to Section 3.2.3.1.2, “Running Tomcat as a Service”) or in the foreground as a program (refer to Section 3.2.3.1.1, “Running Tomcat as a Program”).

Supported Method of Running Tomcat

It is strongly recommended to run Tomcat with the startup.sh script (refer to the startup.sh entry in Section 3.2.3.1.1, “Running Tomcat as a Program”). Note that this is the only supported running method.
Before starting Tomcat, make sure the following prerequisites are met:
3.2.3.1.1. Running Tomcat as a Program
To run Tomcat as a program, run one of the following scripts:
  • startup.sh script
    Run the following command as the root user with the respective Tomcat version (5 or 6):
    # sh <EWS_HOME>/tomcat<VERSION>/bin/startup.sh
    The system reads the configuration file and changes to the user and group to the tomcat user account (that is, Tomcat is always run under the tomcat user). By default, tomcat-native is automatically added to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH and -Djava.library.path during Tomcat startup.
  • catalina.sh script
    Run the following command with the respective Tomcat version (5 or 6) :
    # sh <EWS_HOME>/tomcat<VERSION>/bin/catalina.sh
    
  • custom script, which calls catalina.sh
3.2.3.1.2. Running Tomcat as a Service
To run Tomcat as a service, create and use your own system daemon script with jsvc or tanukiwrapper.