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Bamboo Server 6.4.0 Task "Deploy Tomcat Application" deploying to Tomcat 9.0.10 fails

Michael Benz November 28, 2019

When trying to deploy a WAR file to a Tomcat 9.0.10 instance using the "Deploy Tomcat Application" task this fails because it seems the paths for specific endpoints have changed.

Trying to retrieve Tomcat details from
Server info returned status code: 403
Try likely variations of Tomcat manager location.
Trying to retrieve Tomcat details from http://tomcat-host:3237/manager//serverinfo
Server info returned status code: 404
Could not detect Tomcat version from server info, trusting configuration of Tomcat 7 or greater
Could not deploy application: Datenübergabe unterbrochen (broken pipe) (Write failed) Datenübergabe unterbrochen (broken pipe) (Write failed)
at Method)
(... rest of stacktrace ...)


Since the Bamboo Server instance has not been upgraded it might be as simple as upgrading to a newer version - but I have not seen any announcements in the release notes up to 6.10 (without browsing through all the collapsed issue lists).


If I directly open the links e.g. /manager//serverinfo with the reported 404 Tomcat itself gives the explanation that the links have changed:

The page you tried to access (/manager//serverinfo) does not exist.

The Manager application has been re-structured for Tomcat 7 onwards and some of URLs have changed. All URLs used to access the Manager application should now start with one of the following options:

/manager/html for the HTML GUI
/manager/text for the text interface
/manager/jmxproxy for the JMX proxy
/manager/status for the status pages

Note that the URL for the text interface has changed from "/manager" to "/manager/text".


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Michael Benz December 3, 2019

The missing Tomcat role "manager-script" in the tomcat-users.xml file that was also not assigned to the user was the problem. Not a problem with the Bamboo task "Deploy Tomcat Application"

Also the manager URL should be entered without the trailing slashes as the placeholder / help next to the field indicates. But that is just cosmetics and makes the logs look wierd with the duplicate slashes //.

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December 1, 2019


Why do you want to install on Tomcat 9?  

I have upgraded to 6.10 everything works well to me. Just curious, what kind of opportunity I can earn if I use the war installation.

Michael Benz December 2, 2019

I want to DEPLOY a war file to a Tomcat 9.0.10 application server from my Bamboo Server 6.4.0 installation which currently fails.

Since this is a fairly old version of Bamboo Server (from 21 February 2018) I was wondering if I just missed something in the releasenotes up until the newest version 6.10 which would explain this behaviour. I have opened a ticket and Atlassian support is already investigating. Maybe cranking up the debug level shows the real problem ... currently the only indicators that I get from the deploy log is that outdated URLs are queried for information. (and that last time this happened the URL scheme might have been changed when Tomcat 7 came around:

Could not detect Tomcat version from server info, trusting configuration of Tomcat 7 or greater

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