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How to Run Multiple Instances of Tomcat on a Single Server

Sep 13, 2011, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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Sometimes you want to host applications that cannot run on the same instance of Tomcat because of some incompatibility between the required classes of the two applications, or you might want to deploy the same application multiple times, perhaps for different customers, and you cannot do that on a single instance of Tomcat. Don't despair – in those situations, you can run multiple instances of Tomcat on a single GNU/Linux server. Each will use the same binary, but turn to different areas for data.

In this guide I'll run Tomcat on a CentOS 6 server and create two new Tomcat instances – one to run Solr and one for Jopr. Regardless of which GNU/Linux distribution you use or which Java applications you run in Tomcat, the principles are the same as those shown here.

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