Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Setting Environment variables and System properties for Tomcat Server


Setting Environment variables and System properties for Tomcat Server

Windows Environment:


Create a file called setenv.bat in tomcat bin directory
Example: tomacta/bin/ setenv.bat
Environment variables setting:
set <OptinName>=<option value>
Example:
set JAVA_OPTS=-Xms256m -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m
 System Properties Settings:
set JAVA_OPTS =-D<propertyName>=<propertyValue>
Example:
set "JRE_HOME=%CATALINA_HOME%/jre1.6.0_20/win"
Note: When you already configure some java option  again you want configure some you have to do following like this
set JAVA_OPTS=% JAVA_OPTS% -Djava.awt.headless=true

The following is example for setting multiple properties. 
if multiple properties separated by space.

set JAVA_OPTIONS=%JAVA_OPTIONS% -Duser.timezone=UTC -Duser.timezone=GMT -Dicescrum_config_location=/path/to/dir/where/i/can/write/config.groovy -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m



Linux Environment:


Create a file called setenv.sh in tomacat bin directory
Example: tomcat/bin/setenv.sh
Environment variables setting:
export  <OptinName>=”<option value>”
Example:
export JAVA_OPTS=”-Xms256m -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m” 
 System Properties Settings:
export JAVA_OPTS =”-D<propertyName>=<propertyValue>”
Example:
export JAVA_OPTS =”-Djava.awt.headless=true
Note: When you already configure some java option again you want configure some you have to do following like this
export JAVA_OPTS=”$ JAVA_OPTS -Djava.awt.headless=true"

The following is example for setting multiple properties. 
if multiple properties separated by space.

export JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Dfile.encoding=UTF8 -Dorg.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.ENABLE_CLEAR_REFERENCES=false -Duser.timezone=GMT -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m"



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