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Old 08-11-2011, 04:05 AM   #1
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tomcat error -SEVERE: Cannot start server. Server instance is not configured

root@localhost ~]# tail -f /opt/apps/tomcat/apache-tomcat-6.0.26/logs/catalina.out
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.load(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(
Aug 11, 2011 1:21:18 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina start
SEVERE: Cannot start server. Server instance is not configured.
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There should be an exception happened. Keep tail -f running and try to start tomcat again. Watch for the start of the exception, that should give you some hints about the actual problem.

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