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Install Espresso Service on Tomcat

Espresso Logic provides multiple ways to run the service, in the cloud, on-premise using a VM appliance, or as a WAR file.  These are the instructions for running a WAR file on Apache Tomcat.

Before you start:
1) Download and install MySQL
2) Download Apache Tomcat 7.0.x
3) Make sure you are running Java 7.x or higher 

Step 1 - Download the ZIP file from GitHub Tomcat WAR install

Copy the contents of the ZIP file to %TOMCAT_HOME%/webapps
(The 2 WAR files are EspressoService and LiveBrowser)

Step 2 - Create a global connection string 

Windows Example (in a command window): 
 set MYSQLCONNSTR_AdminDB=Database=dbtest;Data Source=localhost:3306;User Id=dbtest;Password=Password!
The database should be created first in MySQL and should be an empty database that will be used to store the metadata repository. see this link for details.

3. Start your tomcat service (%TOMCAT_HOME%/bin/startup.xx)

4) In your browser type:

WAIT about 1 minute while the repository is being configured the first time.
DEBUG Logs (catalina.DATE.log and esspresso.DATE.log) are located:

NOTE: If you wish to use JNDI (replaces global adminDB setting above)
Modify the %TOMCAT_HOME%/conf/server.xml and add 

Within the Global Resources..


 <Resource accessToUnderlyingConnectionAllowed="true"

















     validationQuery="select 1"/>