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Configuring Containers Using the caGrid 1.4 Installer


  1. From a command prompt launch the caGrid Installer:

    > cd CAGRID_INSTALLER_LOCATION
    > java -jar caGrid-installer-1.4.jar



  2. Select the I agree to this license checkbox and click the Next button.

  3. Select the Install/Configure Grid Service Container checkbox and click the Next button.

  4. Select the Container you would like to deploy your service to, for the purpose of this guide, we will use Tomcat.
    1. If you are deploying a secure service, check the box "Should this container be secure?" and click the Next button.
    2. If you are deploying a service that is not secure, leave "Should this container be secure?" UNCHECKED and click the Next button.
      Note: It is very important that the container and service are both secure or non-secure. If you do not know if the service you are deploying is secure or not, please check with the service creator.


  5. In the hostname text box enter the hostname of your server, this should match the hostname you used in creating your host credentials. Click the Next button.
    Note: If you plan on using this container to deploy a service which registers to an existing grid, it is important you use a publicly resolvable DNS name (or static IP), otherwise you will later need to edit configuration files manually to correct this.


  6. If you checked the box for this container to be secure, you will be asked to provide host credentials. If you did not select for this container to be secure, skip this step.
    1. If you have already obtained host credentials from GAARDS, select Host Credentials are already installed.
      Note: If you do not yet have credentials for your service, then select Use GAARDS to obtain host credentials. For more information, see Request Credentials.
    2. Or, if you have host credentials but need to verify the location, select Browse host credentials on the file system from the "Obtain host credentials method" drop down and click the Next button.Enter the location of your host certificate into the Certificate text box. Enter the location of your private key into Key text box. Click the Next button.

  7. The next screen will ask where you would like Tomcat installed. Please enter the location you would like to install Tomcat to into the Directory text box and click the Next button.

  8. The next screen will display a list of tasks that the installer will perform to install and configure tomcat, click the Next button.

  9. Once the installer has completed installing all the components, click the Next button.

  10. Click the Next button. The final screen will remind you set your ANT_HOME, GLOBUS_LOCATION and CATALINA_HOME environment variables. Please set these variables immediately and click the Finish button.

Congratulations you have successfully installed and configured your Tomcat container.

If you prefer, you can manually configure a Tomcat container instead of using the installer.
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