MuleSoft released Tcat 6 R4.3 recently, adding a lot of impressive new features for systems administrators managing tomcat application servers. The release notes detail all the nice, new features but below is a summary of some of them:
- Server Metrics in the Global Dashboard
- Alerts for server groups
- Cross-Platform Server Profiles
- Solaris Support
- Tomcat 7 Support
- IBM J9 and Oracle JRockit JVM Support
Many of the problems we run into as administrators supporting Tomcat center around deployment, configuration management, monitoring and alerting across large and small farms of servers. Tcat Server is a very good solution to those problems while still being very easy to roll out as it works with your existing tomcat images or installations. Download the Tcat Server Datasheet (pdf format) for more information on the product's capabilities if you haven't heard of Tcat Server before or if you don't know what it is about. It isn't free but it is really neat.