Running Apache Tomcat as a Windows Service for Remote Debugging [Snippet]
In this quick tutorial, we go over using this popular open source solution and to configure it to do some remote debugging.
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Download Apache Tomcat
- Go directly to the Apache Tomcat Site, select the version you prefer for download.
- However, it is always advised to use the latest version unless you have a constraint or a specific reason.
- Select the 32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer version
- Execute the install as a regular installation.
- Go the installed file location -> bin and run Tomcat8w.
- The Tomcat executable will start a Tomcat instance instead of the service management window.
- The Tomcat Service Window will appear:
Here you can start stop the Tomcat service and manage the properties. Moreover, you can set the start-up type of the Tomcat server to either Manual or Automatic depending on where the service will start when your system starts up.
Apache Tomcat Configuration for Debugging
- Go to the Java tab:
- Add the following under the Java options area:
Here you can even set the environment related variable for Java as well.
Restart the Tomcat server and then it will be ready for remote debugging through port 8000.
Note: Here it seems the jpda run is not working as expected when it is set under the startup tab.
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