Recommended Java/Tomcat Installation
cp_lim at netratings.com.au
Thu Jan 18 22:38:33 UTC 2007
We first started using Java on FreeBSD in November 2005 (FreeBSD 5.x and
Java 1.4), but specifically FreeBSD 6.1 and Java 1.5 in production,
we've been using it since September 2006. We use it as our middleware
data access layer (XMLRPC) and because we control the load on it, each
instance is not handling more that 2 requests at a time (but they are
being called continuously - no rest for the wicked :)).
(At the risk of starting a flame war) - If you are after performance
then you really can't go past the IBM JVM. (I don't know why) but their
JVM seems to beat the Sun JVM on the same OS and hardware.
Unfortunately IBM doesn't provide binaries for FreeBSD - it's only
available for Linux. :(
Gordon Smith wrote:
> Thank you - I appreciate the info you've given us. Knowing that the
> "vanilla" releases just plain work is good news. How long have you
> had that implementation in production? What kind of apps are you
> running on Tomcat, and what kind of loads are the apps handling?
> Has anyone used Java & Tomcat on FreeBSD 6.2 yet (or 6.1)?
> Gordon Smith
> -----Original Message-----
> Hi Gordon,
> We use FreeBSD 6.1 with Tomcat 5.5, running on Java 1.5.
> For Java 1.5, we just downloaded the latest package from
> http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/downloads/java.shtml. As to Tomcat 5.5
> we just used the ports package (the www/tomcat55 package in /usr/ports).
> We've never used Java on Linux compat in production, as we found the
> packages provided by the FreeBSD Foundation to be good enough.
> Hope that helps.
> Gordon Smith wrote:
>> Now that FreeBSD 6.2 is out, can anyone recommend specific releases
>> of JVM and Tomcat that deliver a really stable and fast (emphasizing
>> stable) J2EE platform on 6.2? In the absence of such, info about 6.1
>> would also be greatly appreciated.
>> I'm also curious about whether I need to consider installing Linux
>> compatability so I can install a Linux-based JVM, vs. the native JVMs
>> now available. If the Linux compat layer is not needed to achieve a
>> stable environment, that would be great.
>> I'm happy to RTFM on this, but I can't seem to find info about
>> *version combinations on FreeBSD in specific*, and thus specific
>> ports/packages that may be "production worthy". If I were to go to
>> the Tomcat website, read the info about the JVM version required for
>> my favorite version of Tomcat and install them both, I might end up
>> with an installation that demonstrates problems specific to the
>> FreeBSD ports, so I want to be careful here.
>> If I've missed some obvious documentation, I apologize in advance.
>> Thank you.
>> Gordon Smith
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