Deployment And Setup Of GeoServer With WPS Remote Plugin

The following commands will prepare a CentOS 7 Minimal ISO machine for the deployment of:

  • GeoServer with the following plugins:

    • GeoServer WPS

    • GeoServer Remote WPS Orchestrator

    • GeoServer Importer

The OS iso has been downloaded from::

Preparation of the system: standard and basic OS packages

Hostname and other useful packages

Update the file /etc/hosts making sure that the ip addresses matches the name of the machine.

# as root

$> yum -y install man vim openssh-clients mc zip unzip wget net-tools

Configure the Java Virtual Environment

# as root

$> wget --no-check-certificate --no-cookies --header "Cookie: oraclelicense=accept-securebackupcookie"

$> tar xzvf jdk-8u65-linux-x64.tar.gz
$> mkdir /usr/java
$> mv jdk1.8.0_65/ /usr/java/

$> alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_65/bin/java 20000

$> alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_65/bin/javac 20000

$> alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_65/bin/jar 20000

$> alternatives --install /usr/bin/javaws javaws /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_65/bin/javaws 20000

$> alternatives --set java /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_65/bin/java
$> alternatives --set javac /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_65/bin/javac
$> alternatives --set jar /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_65/bin/jar
$> alternatives --set javaws /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_65/bin/javaws

# Verify the proper installation on the JDK

$> java -version
  java version "1.8.0_65"
  Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_65-b17)
  Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.65-b01, mixed mode)

$> javac -version
  javac 1.8.0_65

Installing Apache Tomcat

# as root

$> yum -y install tomcat-webapps
$> systemctl disable tomcat.service

$> cp /etc/sysconfig/tomcat /etc/sysconfig/geoserver
$> ln -s /usr/share/tomcat/ /opt/tomcat

Creating apache tomcat HOME context

Creating base template directory

# as root

$> mkdir -p /var/lib/tomcat/geoserver/{bin,conf,logs,temp,webapps,work}

$> cp -Rf /opt/tomcat/conf/* /var/lib/tomcat/geoserver/conf/

Creating geoserver apache tomcat BASE context

Make sure you already:

  • installed tomcat (Installing apache tomcat)

  • created the base catalina template (Creating apache tomcat HOME context)

Edit server.xml file

GeoServer is the first tomcat instance we are installing in this VM, so we can keep the default ports:

  • 8005 for commands to catalina instance

  • 8009 for the AJP connection port

  • 8080 for the HTTP connection port

Remember that you may change these ports in the file /var/lib/tomcat/geoserver/conf/server.xml

Final configurations

Set the ownership of the geoserver/ related directories to user tomcat

# as root

$> chown tomcat: -R /var/lib/tomcat/geoserver
$> cp /etc/tomcat/tomcat.conf /etc/tomcat/geoserver.conf

$> vi /etc/tomcat/geoserver.conf

  # This variable is used to figure out if config is loaded or not.

  # In new-style instances, if CATALINA_BASE isn't specified, it will
  # be constructed by joining TOMCATS_BASE and NAME.

  # Where your java installation lives

  # Where your tomcat installation lives

  # System-wide tmp

  # You can pass some parameters to java here if you wish to
  #JAVA_OPTS="-Xminf0.1 -Xmaxf0.3"
  # Use JAVA_OPTS to set java.library.path for
  JAVA_OPTS="-server -XX:SoftRefLRUPolicyMSPerMB=36000 -Xms1024m -Xmx2048m
  -XX:PermSize=64m -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:NewSize=48m -DGEOSERVER_DATA_DIR=/storage/data/
  -DENABLE_ADVANCED_PROJECTION=false -Dorg.geotools.shapefile.datetime=true -Duser.timezone=GMT
  -Dorg.geotools.filter.function.simplify=true -DGEOMETRY_COLLECT_MAX_COORDINATES=50000"

  # You can change your tomcat locale here
  # Run tomcat under the Java Security Manager

$> cp /usr/lib/systemd/system/tomcat.service /usr/lib/systemd/system/geoserver.service

$> vi /usr/lib/systemd/system/geoserver.service


$> systemctl enable geoserver.service
$> systemctl restart geoserver.service

# Follow the server startup procedure and make sure everything goes smoothly through the following command

$> tail -F /var/lib/tomcat/geoserver/logs/catalina.YYYY-MM-DD.log

Deploy And Configure GeoServer

First deployment

# as root

# Git and Maven must be installed on the system
$> yum -y install git
$> yum -y install maven

# Verify the Maven installation and double check that the JDK recognized is the Java Sun 1.7+
$> mvn -version

  Apache Maven 3.0.5 (Red Hat 3.0.5-16)
  Maven home: /usr/share/maven
  Java version: 1.8.0_65, vendor: Oracle Corporation
  Java home: /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_65/jre
  Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8
  OS name: "linux", version: "3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"

# The following procedures allow to collect and compile the source code from the GIT repository.
$> cd

$> git clone geoserver.src

$> cd geoserver.src/src

$> git checkout wps-remote
$> git pull

$> mvn clean install -Pwps,wps-remote,importer,security,rest-ext -DskipTests

$> mv web/app/target/geoserver.war /var/lib/tomcat/geoserver/webapps/

$> chown -Rf tomcat: /var/lib/tomcat/geoserver

$> mv /var/lib/tomcat/geoserver/webapps/geoserver/data/ /storage/

$> chown -Rf tomcat: /storage

$> vim /storage/data/

      # Default Properties
      remoteProcessStubCycleSleepTime = 100

      # Base path where uploaded files are stored
      # . This is used only when a remote uploader is enabled on the Python
      # . WPS Agent. This property represents the local base path (on the filesystem
      # . of GeoServer) where to search for uploaded files.
      # . If not file has been found here (or this option is not enabled), GeoServer
      # . looks for absolute path and/or paths relative to the GEOSERVER DATA DIR.
      #uploadedFilesBasePath = /tmp

      # Full path to the template used to generate the OWS WMC Json output
      # . This property is used only when a "application/owc" output type on
      # . the Python WPS Agent.
      #owc_wms_json_template = absolute_path/to/wmc_template.json

      # Specific kvps for {@link RemoteProcessClient) implementations
      xmpp_server = localhost
      xmpp_server_embedded = false
      xmpp_server_embedded_secure = true
      xmpp_server_embedded_certificate_file = bogus_mina_tls.cert
      xmpp_server_embedded_certificate_password = boguspw
      xmpp_port = 5222

      xmpp_manager_username = admin
      xmpp_manager_password = R3m0T3wP5

      # domain and MUC service name of the XMPP Server
      xmpp_domain =
      xmpp_bus = conference

      # name, user and password of the management room
      xmpp_management_channel = management
      xmpp_management_channel_user = admin
      xmpp_management_channel_pwd = R3m0T3wP5

      # comma separated list of available rooms for services. Those rooms'names will be equal to the service and WPS Process namespace
      # Avoid spaces
      xmpp_service_channels = default,geosolutions

      # millis
      xmpp_packet_reply_timeout = 500

      # connection keep alive
      xmpp_connection_ping_interval = 30000
      xmpp_connection_ping_timeout = 10000
      xmpp_connection_ping_initial_delay = 20000

      # Thresholds indicating overloaded resources
      xmpp_cpu_perc_threshold = 82.5
      xmpp_mem_perc_threshold = 84.6

# Restart GeoServer

$> service geoserver restart


GeoServer won’t connect to XMPP Server until it has been correctly configured and started as explained in the next section Installation Of OpenFire XMPP Server To Exchange Messages.