Standalone Tomcat Deployment
- Requires Ansible 1.2 or newer
- Expects CentOS/RHEL 6.x hosts
These playbooks deploy a very basic implementation of Tomcat Application Server, version 7. To use them, first edit the "hosts" inventory file to contain the hostnames of the machines on which you want Tomcat deployed, and edit the group_vars/tomcat-servers file to set any Tomcat configuration parameters you need.
Then run the playbook, like this:
ansible-playbook -i hosts site.yml
When the playbook run completes, you should be able to see the Tomcat Application Server running on the ports you chose, on the target machines.
This is a very simple playbook and could serve as a starting point for more complex Tomcat-based projects.
Ideas for Improvement
Here are some ideas for ways that these playbooks could be extended:
- Write a playbook to deploy an actual application into the server.
- Deploy Tomcat clustered with a load balancer in front.
We would love to see contributions and improvements, so please fork this repository on GitHub and send us your changes via pull requests.