How to configure ports on Tomcat for installing multiple instances of Rational Focal Point

Technote (FAQ)


How do you configure the ports on a Tomcat server to install multiple instances of IBM Rational Focal Point on a single host?


In order to install multiple Rational Focal Point instances on a single machine; you need to configure ports on new Tomcat instance follows:

  1. Navigate to the tomcat instance configuration directory <TomcatX Home>\conf
    [where X is the instance number 1,2 ,3...]

  2. Open the server.xml file in edit mode

  3. Search the entries below and modify the value of the ports currently specified:

    <Server port="8005" to "XXXX"
    <Connector port="8080" to "YYYY"
    <Connector port="8009" to "ZZZZ"

    where XXXX, YYYY, ZZZZ would hold the value of ports currently not in use
    For example: 8006, 8081, 8010 respectively

Document information

More support for:

Rational Focal Point
General Information

Software version:

6.4.1,,, 6.5,

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

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