Configure Tomcat service windows

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Running as a Windows Service

Configure OpenKM in windows as service need some extra work because are several tomcat versions depending your hardware architecture.

We recommend before starting with installation have some good test editor application like Geany because will be needed modify some xml files.

Step 1 - Download OpenKM Bundle

Download from the latest OpenKM bundle, name will be something like

Uncompress zip file at c:\. It will create a c:\tomcat-7.0.27 folder. Rename c:\tomcat-7.0.27 folder to c:\openkm

Nota clasica.png At the moment we have writting documentation the latest version is

Step 2 - Select your tomcat

Uncompress zip file at c:\. It will create a c:\tomcat-7.0.27 folder

Nota clasica.png At this point we got two folders c:\openkm which contains OpenKM bundle and tomcat-7.0.27 which contains tomcat in correspondence with your hardware architecture

Step 3 - Modify context.xml files

Modify file c:\tomcat-7.0.27\conf\context.xml.

3.1 - After line:


Add lines:

<ResourceLink global="jdbc/OpenKMDS" name="jdbc/OpenKMDS" type="javax.sql.DataSource"/>
<ResourceLink global="mail/OpenKM" name="mail/OpenKM" type="javax.mail.Session"/>

Step 4 - Modify server.xml files

Modify file c:\tomcat-7.0.27\conf\server.xml.

4.1 - After line:

<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.ThreadLocalLeakPreventionListener" />

Add lines:

<!-- Automatically reload log4j configuration -->
<Listener className="com.openkm.util.Log4JInitializer" configFile="${catalina.base}/conf/"/>

4.2 - Into the tag <GlobalNamingResources> add the lines:

<Resource auth="Container" driverClassName="org.hsqldb.jdbcDriver" maxActive="100" maxIdle="30" 
          maxWait="10000" name="jdbc/OpenKMDS" password="" type="javax.sql.DataSource" 
          url="jdbc:hsqldb:${catalina.base}/repository/okmdb" username="sa"
          validationQuery="select 1 from INFORMATION_SCHEMA.SYSTEM_USERS"/> 
<Resource name="mail/OpenKM" auth="Container" type="javax.mail.Session"
  "localhost" mail.from=""/>

4.3 - Modify line:

<Connector connectionTimeout="20000" port="8880" protocol="HTTP/1.1" redirectPort="8443"/>


<Connector address="" connectionTimeout="20000" port="8880" protocol="HTTP/1.1" redirectPort="8443"/>

Step 5 - Copy or overwrite files from c:\openkm to c:\tomcat-7.0.27

List of files:

  • c:\openkm\OpenKM.cfg
  • c:\openkm\OpenKM.xml
  • c:\openkm\PropertyGroups.xml
  • c:\openkm\conf\
  • c:\openkm\bin\setenv.bat
  • c:\openkm\conf\
  • c:\openkm\lib\javassist-3.11.0.GA.jar
  • c:\openkm\lib\jstl-1.2.jar
  • c:\openkm\lib\jta-1.1.jar
  • c:\openkm\lib\log4j-1.2.17.jar
  • c:\openkm\lib\log4j-initializer.jar
  • c:\openkm\lib\mail-1.4.5.jar
  • c:\openkm\lib\mysql-connector-java-5.1.12-bin.jar
  • c:\openkm\lib\tomcat-juli-adapters.jar
  • c:\openkm\lib\unicode.ttf
  • c:\openkm\lib\sigar ( entire folder )
  • c:\openkm\bin\tomcat-juli.jar ( overwrite )
  • c:\openkm\webapps\OpenKM.war

Nota clasica.png Maintain relative $TOMCAT_HOME when copy or overwrite. For example c:\openkm\OpenKM.cfg should be copyed to c:\tomcat-7.0.27\OpenKM.cfg

Step 6 - Install tomcat as service

Nota clasica.png In oficial Apache tomcat website you can find information about how to Configure Tomcat as service in window, is not trivial understand.

Nota advertencia.png Before starting this point, consider have already installed Java JDK otherside next steps will not be exactly as are shown from here until the end. Basically tomcat will not detect your jdk and you will need to configure yourself into service parameters

6.1 Open windows terminal as administrator.

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6.2 Go to folder bin if you have followed all steps should be c:\tomcat-7.0.27\bin

6.3 Execute the commands:

service.bat install
tomcat7 //US//Tomcat7 -JvmMx 1024
tomcat7 //US//Tomcat7 ++JvmOptions="-XX:MaxPermSize=256m"
tomcat7 //US//Tomcat7 ++JvmOptions="-XX:PermSize=128m"
tomcat7 //US//Tomcat7 ++JvmOptions="-Djava.awt.headless=true"
tomcat7 //US//Tomcat7 ++JvmOptions="-Dfile.encoding=utf-8"

Nota clasica.png here we've configured tomcat to use only 1024mb, depending your harware resource that can be changed

6.4 Execute tomcat7w as administrator.

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Take a look at configuration parameters. Configure Service as manual or automatic.

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Step 7 - Configure environment variables

Open environment variables:

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Add sigar folder path - c:\openkm\lib\sigar\ - to your environment path:

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Step 8 - Start openkm service

You can start OpenKM service from windows service panel or from tomcat7w.exe utility. In both cases you can start / stop OpenKM service.

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