How to make srtm data part of geoserver


I have downloaded srtm data, which has the below structure:





Now inside geoserver folder where do i copy-paste this “srtm_51_08” folder ?

I am using geoserver version 2.11.1.

When i pasted it inside \data_dir\workspaces\ folder, the geoserver started up with the warning:

" WARN [org.geoserver] - Ignoring workspace directory workspaces/srtm_51_08 "

How do i include it, so that it is not ignored by geoserver, as i want to use it in my app as below:

var globe = new Cesium.Globe(Cesium.Ellipsoid.WGS84);

var terrainProvider = new Cesium.GeoserverTerrainProvider({

url: “http://localhost:8080/geoserver/ows?service=wms&version=1.3.0&request=GetCapabilities”,

layerName: “srtm_51_08”,


globe.terrainProvider = terrainProvider; describes how to add the GeoTIFF to GeoServer.