Setting up Java for Apache Tomcat

Apache Tomcat is undoubtedly the most widely used open source application server for Java-based applications, and it depends on Java to run successfully. In this recipe, we will learn how to set up Java for Tomcat.

How to do it...

  1. Configure a new minion called salt-minion in the development environment.
  2. Download the Java archive file from the following link; it should be something like jdk-7u71-linux-x64.gz. The md5 hash for the file should also be available from the same location: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html
  3. Next we hosted the Java archive file on a local node, called repo, via a web server: the link for this should be something like http://repo/jdk-7u71-linux-x64.gz ...

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