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Typical Tomcat administration duties

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Hi,
I am providing some gap analysis for a client regarding what tasks should be completed across their infrastructure, and what tasks are actually being performed by their hosting company.

For all the Windows based stuff, i'm on very solid ground, but they have a Tomcat cluster (quite possibly the wrong terminology) running on two of their load balanced IIS server.  I know shamefully little about Tomcat, so was wondering if someone can give me a list of typical tasks that are likely to be required as part of Tomcat administration/maintenance daily, weekly, monthly etc, such as deploy WAR files (???), performance tuning, configuring security etc.

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FYI - These are tasks that are listed by the hosting provider:

Tasks likely to be encountered during intial setup
Creation of the users/groups required for the service
Installation and configuration of the necessary packages (JVM)
Configuration of the necessary operating system parameters (kernel, libraries, limits)
Configuration of the requires IIS/Apache parameters (ISAPI filters, mod_jk, mod_proxy_ajp)
Installation of the Tomcat application server
Configuration of the service management scripts (start, stop)
Configuration of the service parameters (RAM)
Configuration of the security environment/application of the security policy
Configuration of the caching and concurrency (threads) parameters
Configuration of the database connections and pools (JDBC drivers)
Configuration of the application contexts
Configuration of mail connections
Configuration of additional Java libraries
Configuration of the logs and their rotation
Configuration of a status worker
Clustering configuration

Day-to-day tasks
Management of listeners and valves
Management of virtual servers
Management of contexts
Management of additional drivers and libraries (jar)
Management of database connections
Management of configurations associated with MIME types, execution permission, and access rules
Management of the mod_jk or mod_proxy_ajp parameters
Installation of SSL certificates
Creation of users, changes in permissions, password changes for the manager application
Delivery of a copy of the logs -either detailed or aggregated
Changes in the transaction/url monitors
Management of performance parameters of the application server
Deployment of WARs
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My own solution.  May or may not be complete or accurate.
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