Sunday, February 1, 2015

Start to Manage Apache Tomcat and TomEE in 5 Minutes from Cloud

Nowadays, cloud based IT Monitoring is a hot topic and there are different types of cloud based monitoring and management tools exist in the market, such as Application Monitoring, Network Monitoring and Server Monitoring from the cloud.  There are several reasons to use such monitoring tools from the cloud :
  • Nothing to install any resources like operating system, server, database, etc in your runtime environment,
  • Start to monitor your environment immediately without complex installation and configuration,
  • There is no maintenance cost of the monitoring runtime environment,
  • Very very low cost of ownership against the other inhouse and onpremise solutions.
In this regard, we launched our Apache Tomcat Cloud Monitoring, Management and TroubleShooting Platform, ManageCat to easily monitor the Apache Tomcat, Apache TomEE and all other application servers/platforms using the Apache Tomcat.

There are a lot of companies use the Apache Tomcat for their production applications such as e-commerce, insurance or banking applications. They are very happy to use Apache Tomcat (easy to use, install and configure) but when it comes to a management and monitoring,  they are facing with some complexity.  They try to use different set of tools and platform for server monitoring purposes all installed in onpremise. ManageCat is launched to solve this problem. It provides a single complete platform to manage, monitor and troubleshoot the Tomcat servers from cloud.

In 5 Minutes, you can start to monitor your Apache Tomcat instances from cloud.

Start to Use ManageCat From Cloud

To start with ManageCat, you can simply fill the SaaS registration form from ManageCat Registration Page and the magic will start. After your registration, you will receive SaaS Account Key over email which will be used to register your Apache Tomcat servers. Registration email will also contain the links to download monitoring agents for your Apache Tomcat 6, 7 and 8 versions.

Register the Apache Tomcat Servers

To start monitoring, you have to download the monitoring agent from the links which are provided in the email that you received. Agent is a simple WAR archive which is named as console.war.  Simply deploy the console.war to your  monitored Apache Tomcat servers and configure the following properties in file of Tomcat.
  • com.managecat.controller.url :
  • com.managecat.collector.url  :
  • com.managecat.console.agent.groupname : Group name of the Tomcat server. Every Tomcat instance must belong to a group. If this parameter is not provided, monitored server instance will belong to a default-group.
  • com.managecat.console.agent.servername : User friendly server name of the agent. Must be unique among the same hosts, for example : Tomcat_Production.
  • com.managecat.console.agent.hostname : Host name of the monitored Tomcat server. This host name is used by SaaS Controller to communicate with the agent.SaaS controller must access the agent host.
  • com.managecat.console.agent.port : HTTP/S port of the monitored Tomcat server connector. This port is used by SaaS Controller instance to communicate with the agent, for example: 8080. This port must be opened in Firewall to access by the controller.
  • com.managecat.console.agent.contextname : console. (If you change the name of console.war to something else, you also have to change this accordingly.)
  • : true if your Tomcat uses secure HTTPS port. (default is false).
  • com.managecat.console.agent.accountkey : SaaS customer account key which is sent via email.
After you configure the above properties in or adding them as Java System properties, you have to restart the Apache Tomcat instance.  If you have successfully installed the agent, you will see a log like this in the Tomcat log file:
Jan 02, 2015 10:46:17 AM com.managecat.console.common.servlet.MultiTenantConsoleContextListener$ConnectorRunnable run
INFO: Successfully registered the agent AGENT_NAME with the controller. Registration is taken : 1234 ms
Starting to Monitor Your Server:
  • Open SaaS controller page from with the user name and password that you specified in registration form.
  • Click "Managed Servers" link from the controller menu,
  • You will see the servers in the Server Groups view.

You can click one of the registered server, then you will see the server properties in the table.

You can connect to the server view with clicking the "Connect" image. The new popup window will be opened. (If your browser not allow to open popups, you must enable to open popups.)

Below is the Server UI opened after you connect to the server.

Congratulations. Your installation of the agent is successful. You can also read User Manuals to get much more information.

Summary and Next Steps

Apache Tomcat is a great server but lacks of some management and monitoring capabilities. With ManageCat, you can easily start to monitor your servers from cloud in minutes. To get more information about the ManageCat please visit the web site. If you face with any problem in registration and your trial, please do not hesitate to contact with us from

Happy Monitoring

Gurkan Erdogdu

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ManageCat Unleashes First Public Version of its Management Platform for Apache Tomcat, Apache TomEE and Apache Tomcat Based Application Servers

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) January 27, 2015

ManageCat, a provider of management platform for Apache Tomcat, Apache TomEE and Apache Tomcat based Application Servers, today announced the general availability of its first version of next-generation management platform.
Founded by visionary entrepreneur Gurkan Erdogdu, also founder of some other IT companies and member of Apache and OW2 Foundations, ManageCat is founded to help his customers get complete control on their Apache Tomcat and Apache Tomcat based Application servers by the use of next-generation solution. ManageCat users can get complete control and visibility on their Apache Tomcat instances easier than before. Managecat has the following capabilities:
  • Management from a single User Interface
  • Monitoring of the most important metrics
  • Troubleshooting of the problems
“We have been working very hard on the first release of our next-generation management platform that can be deployed in cloud or on-premise,” said founder and CEO Gurkan Erdogdu. “This first release is for managing Apache Tomcat and Apache Tomcat based applications servers, but our vision is to bring a single management platform for everything, in cloud or on-premise. The first feedbacks that we get from our early access customers are very promising. We always listen our customers and shape our roadmap according to their needs.”

Version 2 of ManageCat, which is expected to bring intelligence to the platform will ship early in the second half of 2015.

How to Get ManageCat
 Get started with ManageCat in minutes by visiting the ManageCat website fora 15 day free trial, in-cloud or on-premise.

About ManageCat
According to latest researches, nearly 50% of the market is using Apache Tomcat for their applications, but there is no solution that is developed for the mission to manage, monitor and troubleshoot Apache Tomcat and Apache Tomcat based Application servers easily, in cloud or on-premise.

Managecat is founded to help his customers get complete control and visibilty into their Apache Tomcat instances with a next-generation solution. ManageCat users can now get visibility and control on their Apache Tomcat

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Apache Tomcat and TomEE Professional Support

Hey there,

Professional Apache TomEE and Apache Tomcat Support with NO HIDDEN COST!

Would you like to get Apache Tomcat or TomEE professional service support from Java EE gurus with no hidden cost! Me and my Java EE team provides 5x8 and 24x7 enterprise support for the Apache Tomcat and TomEE Server.  As a founder of the project Apache OpenWebBeans and several other big Java EE projects, we know the Apache Tomcat and TomEE and related projects in source code level.

Here is the deal:

Basic Support
Standard Support
Enterprise Support
Support Features

Product Updates
Security Patches
Emergency Hot Fixes
Service Hours
5x8 (Business Hours)
Number of Incidents
Web Based Support
Bug Fix Priority
Bug Tracking
Phone and IM Support
Max Response Time
8-12 hours
4-8 hours
2-4 hours
End of Life Support

* Per server means that physical or virtual server with single MAC address. It doesn't matter how many Tomcat instance the server contains.

Contact with me to get more information about price and support options!

TomEE, Tomcat and OpenWebBeans are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation

Friday, November 1, 2013

MECHSOFT is Ranked 25nd. on the Fastest 100 Companies in Turkey
MECHSOFT is Ranked 25nd. on the 
Fastest 100 Companies in Turkey
The Turkey100 taking the global stage at the 5th Izmir Economic Congress with
his Excellency Cevdet Yilmaz, Minister of Development,
in front of a packed audience of 700+
Izmir, Turkey, 31 October 2013...During the last decade, Turkey's consistent track record of rapid GDP growth confirms its standing as an economic leader and as a coveted destination for global investment. Now, a new dimension of that success story is emerging - that of Turkey as an entrepreneurial powerhouse. 
The AllWorld Turkey100 Awards Gala was held October 31 in front of a standing room audience of 700 at the 5th Izmir Economic Congress. The Gala Awards were hosted by the Minister of Development, AllWorld Network, and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey with the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey.