Deploying Tomcat 7 Using the Standalone Framework

by June 18, 2012

The new standalone framework support greatly increases the number of different types of non-Web applications that can run on Cloud Foundry, including application servers. This tutorial will walk you through the steps to deploy a “hello world” application in a Tomcat 7 container on Cloud Foundry. Currently, Cloud Foundry leverages Tomcat 6 to host Java web applications. While the team is working to support Tomcat 7 as a first-class container, it is very straightforward to use the standalone application support to run Tomcat 7 in the meantime, which is particularly useful for applications that leverage Servlet 3.0.

Deploying Tomcat 7 Using the Standalone Framework

Editors Note: This post is now outdated and should only be considered eligible to work with Cloud Foundry v1.
The new standalone framework support greatly increases the number of different types of non-Web applications that can run on Cloud Foundry, including application servers. This tutorial will walk you through the steps to deploy a “hello world” application in a Tomcat 7 container on Cloud Foundry. Currently, Cloud Foundry leverages Tomcat 6 to host Java web applications. While the team is working to support Tomcat 7 as a first-class container, it is very straightforward to use the standalone application support to run Tomcat 7 in the meantime, which is particularly useful for applications that leverage Servlet 3.0.