Installing the HTTP Module for Tomcat

This topic describes how to install the HTTP session management module for Tomcat.

  1. If you do not already have Tomcat installed, download Tomcat 6.0 or 7.0 from the Apache Website.
  2. If you have not already downloaded and installed Pivotal GemFire 7.0, download and install Pivotal GemFire 7.0 from the Pivotal GemFire download page as described in Installing Pivotal GemFire.
    The HTTP Session Management Module for Tomcat is included in the Pivotal GemFire 7.0 installation package. After you install Pivotal GemFire, you can find the module in the following location:
    where <product_dir> is the location where you installed GemFire and 7.X.X.X corresponds to the version of the module you are installing.
  3. Unzip the module into the $CATALINA_HOME directory or wherever you installed the application server.
  4. Copy the following JAR files to the lib directory of your Tomcat server ($CATALINA_HOME/lib).
    • <product_dir>/lib/gemfire.jar
    • <product_dir>/lib/antlr.jar
    • <product_dir>/lib/spring-core-3.1.1.RELEASE.jar
    • <product_dir>/lib/spring-shell-1.0.0.RELEASE.jar
Note: The GemFire evaluation license allows you to create up to three GemFire processes. To use GemFire with additional processes, refer to Understanding Pivotal GemFire Licensing.