I have a VPS with Ubuntu 10.04 and Plesk installed. I have a basic license wich not include Tomcat management via Plesk. I had same problem with PostgreSQL but I just installed and configured it via shell. I have tried same approach with Tomcat but I have a bunch of problems.
My problems can vary from catalina.out not logging, server startup doesn't complete, server hangs, WAR don't deploy by themselves and others.
My questions are, is there any process run by Plesk which could interfere in my Tomcat installation by hand? Which is the proper way to install tomcat in Plesk powered server?