Tomcat Administration

Tomcat Administration Course Description

Duration: 4.00 days (32 hours)

This intensive four-day, instructor-led course in Apache Tomcat administration provides a thorough, step-by-step introduction to the popular, standards-based Apache Tomcat application server.

The course begins with Apache Tomcat installation and general configuration. It continues with advanced deployment strategies, advanced configuration, and troubleshooting. Each module is accompanied by lab exercises that provide hands-on experience.

This interactive course is for system administrators who want to install, configure, and monitor their Web infrastructure as well as for system integrators and engineers, developers, and architects who are deploying Apache Tomcat in enterprise environments.

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Intended Audience for this Tomcat Administration Course

  • » System administrators
  • » System integrators
  • » Systems engineers
  • » Developers
  • » Architects

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Tomcat Administration Course Objectives

  • » Install and configure Tomcat
  • » Choose and implement strategies for application deployments
  • » Use Tomcat's advanced configuration options
  • » Scale, troubleshoot, and fine-tune installations

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Tomcat Administration Course Outline

      1. Course Introduction
        1. Introductions and course logistics
        2. Course objectives
      2. Introduction to Tomcat
        1. Introduction to Tomcat and to the Tomcat ecosystem
      3. Tomcat Installation
        1. Default installation of Tomcat
        2. Presentation of the core scripts
        3. Installation of Tomcat as a service/daemon
      4. Configuration Basics
        1. Default Tomcat folder structure
        2. Main configuration files
        3. Logging
        4. Working with threads
        5. SSL
      5. Web Application Deployment with Tomcat
        1. Simple WAR file deployment
        2. The Tomcat manager
        3. Declaring contexts for deployment
        4. The ROOT context
        5. Ant scripting for automated deployment
        6. Precompiling JSPs
      6. Large-Scale Deployment
        1. CATALINA_HOME and CATALINA_BASE
        2. Limitations of the default "monolithic" layout
        3. How to implement a shared layout
        4. Best practices for a JDK migration
        5. Best practices for a Tomcat migration
      7. Advanced Configuration
        1. Valves
        2. Database connection pools
        3. Security realms
        4. Single sign-on
        5. Applying a patch
        6. Class loaders
      8. Connecting Tomcat with Apache httpd
        1. Introduction to Apache httpd
        2. Using mod_jk to connect Tomcat with Apache httpd
        3. Using mod_proxy to connect Tomcat with Apache httpd
        4. How to choose between mod_jk and mod_proxy
      9. High Availability Clustering
        1. Side effects of clustering
        2. Default clustering configuration
        3. Configuration walkthrough
        4. Static membership or dynamic membership
      10. Troubleshooting
        1. Best practices for reading Tomcat logs
        2. Java stack traces
        3. Thread dumps
      11. Performance Tuning
        1. BIO/NIO/APR: which connector to choose
        2. Tuning threads, timeouts, keep-alive
      12. JVM Internals
        1. The JVM process heap
        2. Young and old generations
        3. Garbage collection
      13. HTTP Protocol
        1. What is HTTP?
        2. Tomcat and the versions of HTTP
        3. Keep-alive
        4. Authentication

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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