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Apache TomCat 8 Administration (TTC9250)

Learn how to install and configure Apache Tomcat 8, as well as learn the key mechanisms of installing and administering Web Applications.

GK# 3804

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn how to install and configure Apache Tomcat 8, as well as learn the key mechanisms of installing and administering Web Applications. This course emphasizes altering key configuration artifacts for optimum performance, availability, and fault tolerance. You will learn about integration with existing security mechanisms and databases, as well as high-performance scalability, clustering, and fault-tolerant fail-over techniques.


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What You'll Learn

  • How Tomcat relates to Java EE (JEE) and compares to other application servers (e.g., JBoss) (Note: This section is optional for non-Java developers)
  • Install and setup Tomcat on both Windows and UNIX-type environments
  • Deploy, support, and troubleshoot applications on Tomcat
  • Navigate Tomcat's directory structure
  • Tomcat architecture and configuration files: server.xml, context.xml, .properties, etc.
  • Web application structure and configuration: web.xml
  • Secure Tomcat and applications running on it
  • Set-Up Tomcat for SSL
  • Tune Tomcat's performance
  • Explore different load-balancing and high-availability strategies with Tomcat, including server affinity through sticky sessions as well as session replication via Tomcat
  • Clustering


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1. Apache Tomcat and JEE Overview

  • Web Technology Architectural Overview
  • Servlets 3.1
  • JSP 2.3
  • WebSockets 1.1
  • Expression Language 3.0
  • Tomcat Background
  • Other components in the ecosystem

2. Administering Apache Tomcat

  • Apache and Tomcat
  • Installing Tomcat
  • Directory Structure

3.Configuration Files

  • Anatomy of a Web App
  • Deploying Web Apps
  • Tomcat Manager
  • Connection Pooling and Database Mappings
  • Tomcat Security and LDAP Integration


  • Capacity Planning
  • Garbage Collection and Tuning Overview
  • Deploying and Configuring Web Applications
  • Advanced Performance-Tomcat Native and APR
  • Load Testing with Apache JMeter (Optional)


  • Clustering Tomcat
  • Connectors (JCA) (Optional)
  • Integrating with Apache HttpD and Mod-Cluster
  • Shared Hosting (Optional)


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Note: As a programming class, this course provides multiple challenging labs for you to work through during the class. This workshop is about 50 percent hands-on lab and 50 percent lecture. Throughout the course, you will be led through a series of progressively advanced topics, where each topic consists of lecture, group discussion, comprehensive hands-on lab exercises, and lab review. Multiple detailed lab exercises are laced throughout the course, designed to reinforce fundamental skills and concepts learned in the lessons. At the end of each lesson, developers will be tested with a set of review questions to ensure that he/she fully understands that topic.


  • Familiarity with the basic principles of web/application server administration
  • Prior Java or JEE experience is helpful but not required

Who Should Attend


Experienced web server administrators who need to install, configure, and run Apache Tomcat web server

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 4 day

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