Here are some steps to install Tomcat 6 on Red Hat 6 (or CentOS 6).


First we are going to prepare the repository:

Next we will install Java and Tomcat 6:

Finally we can launch Tomcat 6:

To connect to Tomcat, just browse to port 8080 on the server, for example:

Here are a couple of diagnostic commands to test that Tomcat is running:

File Structure

The Red Hat file structure is different than the default file structure Tomcat 6 has when installing from source. Here is the file structure that is used when installing with this method:

Here is an article that explains how to add support for JConsole debugging and/or monitoring to Tomcat: