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On Suse Linux server I have Tomcat 5.5. installed (port 8080)

Can I also install Tomcat 6 on the same server (side by side) but on different port (for example 8081).

Are there any pitfalls I should be aware of?

Since this is production server, what are your advices?

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Manually install it in /opt, change server.xml to your needs (port). Do not forget to add a start/stop script in case a reboot is needed.

Be sure you have enough memory for both. Depending on the application, you will need several gigs of RAM.

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Thank you for the answer. Do you have any suggestions for multiple java versions? (currenty java 1.5 is installed, I would like to have java 6 on the new tomcat instance). Maybe setting JAVA_HOME would help, but where? – Emir May 17 '11 at 11:10
Yes, I use to have all my java versions extracted into /opt and added in on each tomcat. – Paul May 17 '11 at 12:07
Thank you for the answers – Emir May 18 '11 at 5:58

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