Deploying wars with Tomcat Manager. Setup the Tomcat7 here.
The tomcat manager is my favorite way for deploying apps.
Install the manager.
sudo apt-get install tomcat7-manager
<!-- Located: /etc/tomcat7/tomcat-users.xml -->
I like using the manager to deploy and manage my applications.
Goto to the manager by going to host/manager
Choose upload war and choose your war file. If its larger than 50MB the manager web.xml file max size has to be adjusted.
Goto the manager web.xml and adjust the max file size to upload larger wars.
<!-- Located: /usr/share/tomcat7-admin/manager/WEB-INF/web.xml -->