Creating a Second Instance of Apache Tomcat - Windows Server 2008
Posted on 2012-03-15
I have a development box with Apache Tomcat installed on a Windows 2008 R2 server. It has SSL configured, a couple of web applications and has an Apache Tomcat service.
We are hoping to be able to install a second instance of Apache Tomcat on the same server and use it for our QA environment.
What would be the best way to do this. I've read some posts in Google searches and I'm not sure what is the best method as there seems to be various ways to do this. I need to have a totally separate QA and DEV instance. Ideally it would be nice to have separate Apache Tomcat services as well so I can start and stop just the dev instance without affecting the QA environment.
We need to have the ability to do updates for the dev web apps first before applying the changes to the QA environment.
I'd really appreciate any advice on the best method of accomplishing this. I'm very new to Apache Tomcat. Our other web servers use IIS.