How to install tomcat?


2. Once latest Java installed and configured correctly on the system, we will move forward to download and install latest stable version of Tomcat 8 (i.e. 8.0.23). If you want to cross check, if any newer version available, go to following Apache download page and cross check.

3. Next create a /opt/tomcat/ directory and download the latest version of Apache Tomcat 8 under this directory, also for cross checking the download file, we will be downloading hash file. The download will take some time depending upon your connection speed.

# mkdir /opt/tomcat/ && cd /opt/tomcat
# wget
# wget httpss://

Note: Make sure to replace the version number in the above download link with the latest version available if it was different.

4. Now verify the MD5 Checksum against the key.

# cat
# md5sum

5. Extract the Tomcat zip and cd to ‘apache-tomcat-8.0.23/bin/‘ directory.

# unzip
# cd apache-tomcat-8.0.23/bin

6. Now make Linux scripts executable that is under ‘apache-tomcat-8.0.23/bin/‘ and then create symbolic link of startup and shutdown script for tomcat as:

Change all scripts *.sh executable only for root as,

# chmod 700 /opt/tomcat/apache-tomcat-8.0.23/bin/*.sh

Create Symbolic link for startup script as,

# ln -s /opt/tomcat/apache-tomcat-8.0.23/bin/ /usr/bin/tomcatup
Create Symbolic link for shutdown script as,

# ln -s /opt/tomcat/apache-tomcat-8.0.23/bin/ /usr/bin/tomcatdown
7. Now to start tomcat, you just need to fire the below command as root from anywhere in the shell.

# tomcatup

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