20 October 2015

Tags: java |


Some time ago I had to run Netflix Eureka server (to be more specific itwas version 1.1.151) not using Spring Boot.

There were several ways:

The idea of the jetty-runner is extremely simple – run a webapp directly from the command line using a single jar and as much default configuration as possible. Of course, if your webapp is not so straightforward, the jetty-runner has command line options which allow you to customize the execution environment.
- use Webapp Runner.
Webapp runner is designed to allow you to launch an exploded or compressed war that is on your filesystem into a tomcat container with a simple java -jar command.

I decided to go with Webapp Runner.

So, here is the list of steps:

  1. Download eureka-server war from maven central (e.g. http://mvnrepository.com/artifact/com.netflix.eureka/eureka-server/1.1.151). Also, we can clone the Netflix Eureka github repo and perform build locally. But, our intent is just get ready to use war file as quick as possible.
  2. Rename eureka-server-1.1.151.war to eureka-server.war.
  3. Download webapp-runnner jar from maven central (e.g. http://mvnrepository.com/artifact/com.github.jsimone/webapp-runner/
  4. I assume that eureka-server.war and webapp-runner- are located in the same directory. Now we can simply run the eureka-server on port 4000 via runme.bat file:
$ cat runme.bat
java -jar webapp-runner- eureka.war --path /eureka --port 4000

Local directory should have the next files/folders:

$ dir /b

The server is up and running: check Eureka UI http://localhost:4000/eureka/ or registered apps http://localhost:4000/eureka/v2/apps/ XML output.


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