How to trouble shoot Tomcat for RTC flashes and disappears
How can you get detailed information when starting Tomcat for IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) with command line, for example server.startup.bat, that flashes and disappears?
By default, new window been call for catalina.bat in Tomcat, as a result no log generated in catalina.log or console. This makes further analysis very hard.
To display the error message, you need to let Tomcat run catalina.bat in the same window, with following process.
1. Go to the RTC installed folder
2. Navigate to
3. Edit startup.bat
4. Change line:
call "%EXECUTABLE%" start %CMD_LINE_ARGS%
call "%EXECUTABLE%" run %CMD_LINE_ARGS%
5. Save the file and restart Tomcat
You should be able to see the error message after this change.
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