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Apache Tomcat Administration

his Apache Tomcat Administration course teaches the core skills needed to install and manage the Tomcat Web Container up to version 9.

As well as configuring the Tomcat Web Container, this hands-on course shows delegates how to deploy and monitor Java Enterprise Edition web applications. Delegates will also configure Tomcat to work with the Apache Web Server and third-party databases. We will also investigate troubleshooting, tuning and logging, as well as high availability concepts such as clustering and load balancing.

Who will the Course Benefit?

This Apache Tomcat Administration course is aimed at application server administrators. It may also benefit developers and system administrators who require a greater understanding of deployment and administration with Tomcat.

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Learning Objectives

To provide the skills necessary to install, configure, manage, deploy applications to and understand the core aspects of Apache Tomcat.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Install and configure Tomcat
  • Understand the Java Enterprise Edition architecture
  • Deploy applications
  • Administer Tomcat both manually and with Tomcat Manager
  • Integrate Tomcat with the Apache Web Server
  • Enable database access and connection pooling
  • Implement Tomcat security
  • Understand clustering and load balancing
  • Monitor and tune performance

Pre-Requisites

Requirements

Good operating system knowledge similar to the level covered on our Linux Introduction course or an equivalent Windows course is required. Whilst no prior knowledge of WebLogic is required, delegates should be from a relevant technical background. Some awareness of internet architectures and protocols is assumed.

Follow-On Courses

    • Apache Web Serve
    • Developing Applications with Java EE
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Course Content

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials

Session 1: INTRODUCING TOMCAT

  • Apache and Tomcat
  • Application Servers and Web Containers
  • Tomcat Component Tour
  • Versions History and Capabilities

Session 2: JAVA ENTERPRISE EDITION ARCHITECTURE

  • Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) Applications
  • Servlets and JSP
  • Tomcat the Web Container

Session 3: INSTALLING TOMCAT

  • Installation Options
  • Setting up Java
  • Installing the Tomcat Web Container
  • Validating a Successful Installation

Session 4: CONFIGURATION ESSENTIALS

  • The Tomcat Directory Structure
  • Understanding the Configuration Files
  • The Component Architecture
  • JVM Configuration

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 5: LOGGING AND MONITORING

  • Understanding Log Files
  • Troubleshooting
  • Load Testing
  • Interpreting Results
  • Monitoring with Tomcat Manager
  • Threads and Memory

Session 6: DEPLOYING APPLICATIONS

  • Deploying WAR Files
  • Hot Deployment
  • Deploying Unpacked Files
  • Deploying with Tomcat Manager

Session 7: DEFINING DATASOURCES

  • Configuring a JDBC Datasource
  • Using JNDI Resources
  • Connection Pooling

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 8: WORKING WITH WEB SERVERS

  • Tomcat and the Apache Web Server
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Web Servers
  • Configuring Apache with Tomcat
  • Virtual Hosting

Session 9: CLUSTERING

  • Clustering Benefits
  • Setting up Clustering
  • Load Balancing and Failover

Session 10: SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS

  • File System Security
  • Realms, Roles and Users
  • Java Security Manager
  • SSL Configuration

Session 11: HARDENING TOMCAT INSTALATIONS

  • Restricting Interfaces
  • Operating System Privileges
  • Handling Sessions
  • Securing Default Settings

Session 12: CUSTOM TOMCAT BUILDS

  • Support Libraries
  • Setting up Apache Ant
  • Generating Builds

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