Spring Boot with Embedded Tomcat Pros and Cons

Zuul gateway and spring-boot-admin to the rescue

Vinicius Monteiro
Nov 27, 2020 · 6 min read
Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash

Pros

1. Isolation

2. Easier to choose the Tomcat and Java version you want

Cons

1. Multiple Tomcats to manage and monitor

2. It’s not possible to change properties files only, without rebuilding.

3. It breaks load balancer health check

Figure 1: Netflix Zuul Gateway. Created by author

4. Multiple port numbers / URLs to manage and monitor

5. No hot deployment out of the box

Final Thoughts

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