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How to expedite 17.2 Platform start up time under Tomcat

When manually deploying the 17.2 Platform to Tomcat and configuring it, the following jar files should be added to the list of skipped files for scan on startup.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Navigate to the tomcat server (typically stored under /conf under Windows)

  2. Open the catalina.properties file

  3. Search the contents for "jarsToSkip=" - once found it will look something like:

    # Default list of JAR files that should not be scanned using the JarScanner
    ...
    # - Test JARs (JUnit, Cobertura and dependencies)
    tomcat.util.scan.StandardJarScanFilter.jarsToSkip=\
    ...
    jetty-*.jar,oro-*.jar,servlet-api-*.jar,tagsoup-*.jar,xmlParserAPIs-*.jar,\
    xom-*.jar 
  4. At the end of the list of exluded jars (on the same line following "xom-*.jar":

    ,aspose-slides-*-jdk16.jar,aspose-words-*-jdk16.jar,aspose-cells-*.jar
  5. The configuration file should now look like (with the highlighted items added):

  6. Restart the Tomcat server



The pre-deployed Tomcat is pre-configured to include this change