Add Tomcat Server to eclipse Workspace

For this example i am going to use Tomcat 8 & Eclipse Mars in Windows 10 OS.

Step 1:

Download Tomcat 8 binaries – “” from Tomcat 8 website. to your local windows machine. Unzip / extract it into some location. For example I extracted it under “C:\Projects”. Now the directory “C:\Projects\apache-tomcat-8.0.32-windows-x64\apache-tomcat-8.0.32” contains all the sub directories like bin, conf, lib etc.

Step 2:

Download eclipse-jee-mars-1-win32-x86_64 (Or any latest version of eclipse jee) and extract it.

Step 3:

Tomcat 8 needs java 7 or higher. Please make sure you have Java 7 or higher in the PATH.
Else add it as below. You can either add it at the system level or create a file called eclipse.bat and add as below.


Then double click the eclipse.bat file to open eclipse.

Step 4:

Open eclipse. In the top menu, Click File->New->Other. A small panel will open. In it, select Server. Click “Next >”.
In the next panel, Expand “Apache” and then select “Tomcat v8.0 Server”. Click “Next >”.
In the next panel, provide “Tomcat installation directory:”. It will be the path to the directory which contains the “bin” directory. For example: “C:\Projects\apache-tomcat-8.0.32-windows-x64\apache-tomcat-8.0.32”. Click “Next >”. Then “Finish”.

Once you click Finish, the server gets displayed in the “Project Explorer” as shown below.


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