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:
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: