Adding Apache Tomcat sources

To capture resource monitoring data from Apache Tomcat, you must configure the data source.

Before you begin

The Java™ Management Extensions must be configured on the server that is running Apache Tomcat. After installing Apache Tomcat on Microsoft Windows, run the Configure Tomcat shortcut. Click the Java tab, and then edit the Java Options. Following are sample Java options:
On Linux, set the environment variable CATALINA_OPTS in either TOMCAT_HOME/bin/ or TOMCAT_HOME/bin/ file. For example,

Then, restart Apache Tomcat.


  1. On the Location page, specify the connection and authentication information for the server that runs Apache Tomcat. If you need to change the port that is used to communicate with the server, change the information in Connection. Typically, your Tomcat system administrator specifies this information. The port number must match the port that you specified when configuring Java Management Extensions on the server.
  2. If administrative security is enabled on the server, select Administrative security enabled.
    1. Type the user ID and password for Apache Tomcat in Authentication.
    2. Select Save Password to save your password locally. If you do not save your password, you might be prompted for it (depending on the host system configuration) when you edit the configured location or when you run test schedules that use the location.
  3. On the Resource page, select the type of data to capture. The tree view shows the counter groups and counters that are available from the application server. Be selective; monitoring all possible resource data requires substantial amounts of memory. Hold your mouse pointer over a counter to see details about what that counter measures.
  4. Configure the options on the Options page.
    1. In Polling Interval specify in seconds the interval for collecting resource data. For example, if you accept the default of 5 seconds, counter information is collected at 5-second intervals from the specified host during the schedule run.
    2. In Timeout Interval specify in seconds the time to wait for a response. If the resource monitoring host does not respond within this amount of time during a schedule run, an error is logged.
  5. To collect the resource monitoring data for the system under test that is in the cloud, in the Cloud Options tab, click the Location in Public Cloud check box.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Specify a location and name and click Finish.