Trying to deploy my first application

I have the tutorial, but I would like to deploy the demo application to a tomcat instance NOT linked to an IDE like eclipse. I tried copying the WebContent dir to a newly created folder in the webapps directory of my Tomcat instance to no avail. Please help.


Eric, it is hard to say what could be wrong, could you please check the Tomcat’s log files, most likely they show an error during deployment process. Also make sure, you have auto deployment enabled in Tomcat.

At least this has worked for me: If you have the demo project in eclipse, then just use “Export as” and choose WAR. Copy the created war to tomcat’s webapps folder (not to any subfolder), tomcat should take care of the rest.

Thanks Kim,

Thats precisely what I needed.