Installing using a WAR fileΒΆ

If you are running the Java servlet container Apache Tomcat, the easiest way to deploy GeoNetwork is to use a Web Application Resource (WAR):

  1. Download the desired geonetwork.war file from SourceForge.

  2. Copy the WAR file into the webapp folder of Tomcat.

  3. If started, Tomcat will automatically deploy the application. If not, start Tomcat to deploy.


You need to ensure Tomcat is configured with enough memory for GeoNetwork to launch. This can be configured via the setenv script in Tomcat with the appropriate memory for the JAVA_OPTS property.