Simple Linux Service Wrapper to Run Tomcat on startup
This is a simple wrapper to run Tomcat as a service. You need to be a root user.
Intructions to run install as service an run on startup:
- Create a file under /etc/init.d/ with nano or vi and paste the example script below. ex. sudo vi /etc/init.d/tomcatXX
- Modify the PATH_TO_TOMCAT to your tomcat installation path and modify JAVA_HOME to your JRE/JDK path.
- Write the file and give execution permisions ex. sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/tomcatXX
- Test that it runs ex. sudo service tomcatXX start
- Test that it stops ex. sudo service tomcatXX stop
- Test that it restarts ex. sudo service tomcatXX restart
Copy the code example:
#!/bin/sh PATH_TO_TOMCAT=/var/lib/tomcat6.0 export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk case $1 in start) sh $PATH_TO_TOMCAT/bin/startup.sh ;; stop) sh $PATH_TO_TOMCAT/bin/shutdown.sh ;; restart) sh $PATH_TO_TOMCAT/bin/shutdown.sh sh $PATH_TO_TOMCAT/bin/startup.sh ;; esac exit 0
- If you stop the service when it is already stopped you'll get a java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused
- You must have a bin/startup.sh and bin/shutdown.sh in your installation.
- In Ubuntu use sudo update-rc.d tomcatXX defaults if you want to run the service when the SO starts or sudo update-rc.d tomcatXX disable to remove from startup.