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Jira + Confluence + Bitbucket + Crowd = 1 Windows Server



I have a Windows Server with JIRA and now I bought Confluence, Bitbucket Server and Crowd.

I've read some docs about the problem of having multiple JIRA apps on the same server, something about single Tomcat containers:


My question is:

  1. Is it possible to have this 4 apps running on the same Windows Sever machine?
  2. If so, what do I need to do to achieve this?


I don't know much of Java and Java servers (.Net / IIS guy).

Until know JIRA was very easy to deploy, just install, point to database and it's running for some years.

Now I would like to use the same server to host this 3 more Atlassian apps, but since I'm not a Tomcat expert, I don't know what to do. I thought each Atlassian app was bundled with it's own Tomcat instance and that they ran on different processes.


Can someone please give me some help?




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Yes, you can run them all on the same server.  The issues you've discovered are all about running them all in the same container.  Don't run them in the same Tomcat, keep them separate, and run four separate Tomcat processes independently.  (It's actually a bit of a pain to get them all into one Tomcat nowadays too.  Whereas just running four installations and then four processes is really easy)


Ok, so If I run Confluence and Bitbucket installation they all will run on their own Tomcat container by default and I don't need to do anything?

You will still need to think about what URL/port combination is going to be used for each application but this is a lot simpler than trying to force four applications in to one Tomcat container.

No problem. Thanks :)

I'd also add "monitor it", as those four might generate a lot of load at times. So keep an eye on their resource usage!

I use the same combination currently, but I wonder about the %JAVA_HOME% variable. Bitbucket server is using this with the shipped jre. Are there any possible issues or mismatches in components, when setting %JAVA_HOME% to the JDK root folder?

I have %JAVA_HOME% pointing to JDK root folder and I already have Jira, Crowd and Bitbucket running so far without any problems. I will install Confluence next week.

I can confirm that the installation process is very straight forward and all applications run I a single Tomcat container by default when you keep a structure like this:

Instance 1:

  • /opt/atlassian/crowd
  • /opt/atlassian/jira
  • /opt/atlassian/jira-service
  • /opt/atlassian/confluence

After harmonizing the %JAVA_HOME than it works like charm.

My issue is now currently the "Load issue"!

Do you have a suggestion which EC2 Instance I should use?

I'm currently running the suggested c3.xlarge instance!

Thank you in advance!

Hi..Can anyone tell me how to deploy jira and bitbucket in a single container?

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