Apache Tomcat 7.0 on RHEL ZipKit

Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat) is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Sun MicroSystems, and provides a pure Java HTTP web server environment in which Java code runs.

The Apache Tomcat 7.0 on RHEL (Apache Tomcat on RHEL) ZipKit allows you to provision Apache Tomcat version 7.0 and MySQL version 5.0 or 5.1 along with Java Development Kit (JDK) version 7.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6.3.

Apache Tomcat ZipKit contents

This ZipKit contains the following software:

Software namePackaged with eZDeployDownload locationNotes
Apache Tomcat 7.0.39YesIncluded in the Apache Tomcat ZipKit. Download from BMC Communities.Not applicable.
MySQL 5.1No (Download required)Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6.3 64 bit media containing the required MySQL packages.

Download the following MySQL packages for RHEL 6.3:

  • perl-DBD-MySQL-4.013-3.el6_x86_64
  • mysql-5.1.61-4.el6.x86_64
  • mysql-server-5.1.61-4.el6.x86_64


MySQL packages are copyright packages. You need to download these packages separately. See Where to download for details.

Apache Tomcat ZipKit deployment models

The Apache Tomcat ZipKit supports the following service deployment models:

Deployment model

In the single-tier deployment model, Apache Tomcat, JDK, and MySQL are installed on a single instance of a server.


In the multi-tier deployment model, Apache Tomcat and JDK are installed on one instance of a server and MySQL is installed on a separate instance of a server.

The following topics describe how to use the ZipKit to create a service offering that deploys Apache Tomcat version 7.0 and MySQL version 5.0 along with Java Development Kit (JDK) version 7.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6.3.

Getting started with the Apache Tomcat on RHEL ZipKitProvides an overview of the ZipKit, how to download the content, and a description of what is in the ZipKit.
Importing the ZipKit for Apache Tomcat on RHELDescribes the tasks you must perform in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management to import the service blueprint included in the ZipKit.
Creating an Apache Tomcat on RHEL service offeringDescribes how to create a service offering in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management, which you can then use to create a requestable service offering for your end users.
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