Documentation on tomcat can be found at http://tomcat.apache.org
You should install the following APT packages:
Your server will start automatically and listen on port 8080.
On your virtual server, edit the file /etc/tomcat/conf/tomcat-users.xml and add give yourself the 'manager' role:
Make sure you use a real password so that other students can't steal your code.
Then restart tomcat as follows:
Now you should be able to point your browser at http://virtualNN.cs.missouri.edu:8080/manager/html and login. The manager webapp will allow you to upload and deploy WAR files, such as sample.war. Tomcat will serve your WAR file at a URI based on the name of the WAR file. For example, sample.war will get deployed to http://virtualNN.cs.missouri.edu:8080/sample