Apache Tomcat Administration

3 Day Course
Hands On

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This Apache Tomcat Administration course teaches the core skills needed to install and manage the Tomcat Web Container up to version 9.

As well as configuring the Tomcat Web Container, this hands-on course shows delegates how to deploy and monitor Java Enterprise Edition web applications. Delegates will also configure Tomcat to work with the Apache Web Server and third-party databases. We will also investigate troubleshooting, tuning and logging, as well as high availability concepts such as clustering and load balancing.


The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Install and configure Tomcat
  • Understand the Java Enterprise Edition architecture
  • Deploy applications
  • Administer Tomcat both manually and with Tomcat Manager
  • Integrate Tomcat with the Apache Web Server
  • Enable database access and connection pooling
  • Implement Tomcat security
  • Understand clustering and load balancing
  • Monitor and tune performance

Target Audience

This Apache Tomcat Administration course is aimed at application server administrators. It may also benefit developers who require a greater understanding of deployment and administration with Tomcat.

Additional Information

  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.


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Introducing Tomcat (4 topics)

  • Apache and Tomcat
  • Application Servers and Web Containers
  • Tomcat Component Tour
  • Versions History and Capabilities

Java Enterprise Edition Architecture (3 topics)

  • Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) Applications
  • Servlets and JSP
  • Tomcat the Web Container

Installing Tomcat (4 topics)

  • Installation Options
  • Setting up Java
  • Installing the Tomcat Web Container
  • Validating a Successful Installation

Configuration Essentials (4 topics)

  • The Tomcat Directory Structure
  • Understanding the Configuration Files
  • The Component Architecture
  • JVM Configuration

Logging and Monitoring (6 topics)

  • Understanding Log Files
  • Troubleshooting
  • Load Testing
  • Interpreting Results
  • Monitoring with Tomcat Manager
  • Threads and Memory

Deploying Applications (4 topics)

  • Deploying WAR Files
  • Hot Deployment
  • Deploying Unpacked Files
  • Deploying with Tomcat Manager

Defining Datasources (3 topics)

  • Configuring a JDBC Datasource
  • Using JNDI Resources
  • Connection Pooling

Working with Web Servers (4 topics)

  • Tomcat and the Apache Web Server
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Web Servers
  • Configuring Apache with Tomcat
  • Virtual Hosting

Clustering (3 topics)

  • Clustering Benefits
  • Setting up Clustering
  • Load Balancing and Failover

Security Considerations (4 topics)

  • File System Security
  • Realms, Roles and Users
  • Java Security Manager
  • SSL Configuration

Hardening Tomcat Installations (4 topics)

  • Restricting Interfaces
  • Operating System Privileges
  • Handling Sessions
  • Securing Default Settings

Custom Tomcat Builds (3 topics)

  • Support Libraries
  • Setting up Apache Ant
  • Generating Builds


No prior knowledge of Tomcat is required, but delegates should be from a technical background

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.


Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb
Virtual Classroom (London)
3 Days $1,650

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