IBM has announced that they are no longer offering support for Tomcat but remember, the only version they supported was a very old version (3.something or other, maybe an early 4 version) that they had removed functionality from to make WebSphere Express look better feature-wise. Tomcat is a pure Java program so as long as a standards compliant JDK is provided, there shouldn't be any problem running it.

Last time I looked, the latest version of the connector (which is what I'm assuming is meant by 'handlers') doesn't run on i/OS (I think it gets an error when the server starts) but unless you are using several Tomcat instances to do load balancing, you can set up the proxy server to do the same thing.

As far as not supporting 'Apache' goes, you need to be very, very careful about what you mean (and what the reader may think you mean) since it a generic name for a lot of things. If you are thinking of the HTTP server, than to the best of my knowledge, that is wrong. The Apache HTTP server is supported and I haven't seen anything to suggest that they are switching to something else. IBM did drop support for the original HTTP server a few releases ago (V5R3?) but that was never based on anything that came out of the Apache Software Foundation.


message: 10
date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 10:35:12 -0700
from: Pete Helgren <Pete@xxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: Tomcat support on V6R1

Just a clarification:

I am running a Rails app using the Glassfish 3 gem. My attempt to
deploy Glassfish on i directly (well, in PASE) resulted in a stacktrace
that Sun is (supposedly) checking into. Probably need to rattle their
cage to find out what the deal is.

I am not familiar with using 'handlers' to run server jobs but I do know
that Tomcat runs fine on 7.1. IBM has been phasing out support for
*their* version of Tomcat for quite some time, haven't they, just like
they did with Apache?


James Perkins wrote:
I couldn't get V3 it to run. I got some jargon that printed out when
attempting to start it. I think Pete Helgren got Glassfish V2 running
with Ruby on Rails.

As long as you go with WebSphere 7, it's actually not that bad. They
seemed to stick to the standards a little better with that version. I
haven't used it much except for testing. I'm unfortunately stuck at
WebSphere 6.1 which I'm battling now.

James R. Perkins

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 06:57, Glenn Holmer <gholmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Fri, 2010-02-26 at 09:50 -0500, Alex Pinsky wrote:

We've got a whisper from IBM that starting from V6R1 Tomcat will not be
supported on iSeries (there will be no 'handlers' to run a server jobs)

Should we all get ready to migrate to Websphere? :-(

I don't suppose GlassFish runs on an iSeries...?

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