Finding the Bundled Tomcat Version Per JIRA Release

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From time to time support receives requests for us to provide the version of Tomcat that is bundled with a particular release. There's a few methods we can use to find this information.

Method 1 - System Information

Browse to System Information, and navigate down to the Application Server Container entry. Here's an example of what this looks like in JIRA 6.4.6. As you can see the bundled Tomcat version is 7.0.55

Method 2 - Via Command Line

Run the following commands from your <application-install> or <tomcat-install> directory:

(info) If you do not have your Java Home directory included in your PATH environment variable, you will need to include the path to your <java-home>/bin directory in front of the java command.


java -cp lib/catalina.jar org.apache.catalina.util.ServerInfo


java.exe -cp lib\catalina.jar org.apache.catalina.util.ServerInfo

The output should be similar to this:

Server version: Apache Tomcat/8.5.65
Server built:   Mar 30 2021 12:28:40 UTC
Server number:
OS Name:        Mac OS X
OS Version:     10.15.7
Architecture:   x86_64
JVM Version:
JVM Vendor:     AdoptOpenJDK

If you see an output such as this

Error: Could not find or load main class org.apache.catalina.util.ServerInfo

this is an indication that you are not in the expected directory when running this command.  Check that you are in the $JIRAINSTALL/ root directory when making this call.

Last modified on Aug 23, 2021

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