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Eclipse Jetty 9.0 installation on Centos 6.3

January 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Jetty is a light weight and flexible Java server alternative to apache tomcat.

Now lets jump to installation on centos 6.3 :

Jetty 9.0 requires java 1.7

[root@javaserver opt]#yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk

I’ll be installing jetty in /opt folder

[root@javaserver opt]#cd /opt

Download jetty 9.0

[root@javaserver opt]# wget


Extract the tarball

[root@javaserver opt]#tar xzvf jetty-distribution-9.0.0.M4.tar.gz

rename the folder

[root@javaserver opt]# mv jetty-distribution-9.0.0.M4 jetty

add jetty user and copy the startup script

[root@javaserver opt]# useradd jetty
[root@javaserver opt]# chown -R jetty:jetty /opt/jetty
[root@javaserver opt]# cp jetty/bin/ /etc/init.d/jetty

add to chkconfig so it can start at system boot

[root@javaserver opt]#chkconfig --add jetty
[root@javaserver opt]#chkconfig jetty on

Edit jetty startup script and add following lines at the beginning after comments:

[root@javaserver opt]# vim /etc/init.d/jetty


And we are done with the configuration so start the jetty and test it:

[root@javaserver opt]#service jetty start
[root@javaserver opt]#links http://localhost:7070

for additional start up options check /opt/jetty/start.ini