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Addendum for Manual for Administrators: Solution for slow start of Tomcat 7.0.42 and newer

Using Apache Tomcat 7.0.42 and newer

for FirstSpirit

This addendum complements:

    PDF: FirstSpirit Manual for Administrators

    Chapters: 4.5.3 and 4.5.4 "Servlet Engine Tomcat"


Tomcat 7.0.42 and newer is blocked during the startup process for about 10 minutes when file fs-webrt.jar is added to its common classpath. The slow startup can be observed in tomcat/log/catalina.out as follows:

Nov 04, 2014 10:46:51 AM org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig deployDirectory

INFORMATION: Deploying web application directory

Nov 04, 2014 10:49:57 AM org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig deployDirectory

INFORMATION: Deployment of web application directory
/opt/apache-tomcat-7.0.55/webapps/fs5preview has finished in 186,028 ms


Open the following file of the Tomcat installation in a text teditor:


Locate the following property:


Add the following string using the delimiter character , (comma) to separate it from already existing values:


Restart Tomcat.

Now the deployment should be completed after about 2 seconds for each fs5-WebApp.

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