2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 17, 2008 8:35 PM by murthy g

    Using existing Tomcat with JBoss AS?

    Knud Knudsen Newbie


      I'm new to JBoss AS. I have a Tomcat server running and want to use this exsiting Tomcat server instead of the bundled one. Is that possible? And if it is, how do I configure the JBoss AS to use the old one?

      I appreciate any help i can get

      Thanks in advance


        • 1. Re: Using existing Tomcat with JBoss AS?
          Himadri Saha Newbie

          You can surely do that. Rename/remove the jbossweb-tomcat50.sar folder in the deploy/ directory.
          Deploy the war appropiately to tomcat and the EJBs etc to JBoss and everything should work seamlessly.


          • 2. Re: Using existing Tomcat with JBoss AS?
            murthy g Newbie

            I tried these:

            a) renamed jbossweb-tomcat55.sar to jbossweb-tomcat55.sar.old
            b) copied the Tomcat5.5.26 folder to JBOSS_HOME/server/all/deploy

            The deployment has failed. Looks like JBOSS uses some special code
            to integrate the Tomcat.

            The reason I want the latest Tomcat under Jboss is the nice clustering feature of the Tomcat 5.5.26 that gracefully fails-over to another instance of Tomcat running on the same server. This way I can have multiple instances of Jboss+Tomcat on the same machine and make the fault tolerance robust.

            Any thoughts on how to do this?

            BTW, I read the clustering manual of Jboss and it is different from Tomcat's clustering. To illustrate:

            a) let's say Tomcat1 is configured to listen on port 8080 with a helloworld.war deployed
            b) Tomcat2 is configured to listent on port 8090 with the same helloworld.war deployed
            c) now shut off tomcat1 and see tomcat2 display the very exact page

            I have tried the Tomcat "clustering" and it works superbly. What I want to know is how can I make Jboss do the same? That is, if I run multiple instances of Jboss+Tomcat on the same physical machine, how can I fail-over when one of the instances of Jboss+Tomcat goes down?

            In the Jboss manual they talked about load-balancing. I do this with Apache and mod-jk because the Jboss model is way too complicated. Can anyone point to a reference on how to go about doing this?