A shell script named setup_tomcat.sh is shipped with Airavata that will assist you to $subject. Following steps describe how you can do it.
1) Update tomcat.hostname and tomcat.port properties of the airavata-tomcat.properties file. You can keep the defaults if you dont want to change ports. In that case you don't have to edit the airavata-tomcat.properties file. This file can be found in AIRAVATA_HOME/tools/airavata-tomcat.properties.
2) Download following to your local file system.
b) axis2-1.5.1-war.zip (Unzip it. When running the script point to the axis2.war)
3) Run the script (setup_tomcat.sh) by providing the full file paths of the files you downloaded. This script can be found in AIRAVATA_HOME/tools/ directory.
./setup_tomcat.sh --tomcat=/home/heshan/Dev/setup/gw8/apache-tomcat-7.0.28.zip --airavata=/home/heshan/Dev/setup/gw8/apache-airavata-0.4-incubating-SNAPSHOT-bin.zip --axis2=/home/heshan/Dev/setup/gw8/axis2.war --jackrabbit=/home/heshan/Dev/setup/gw8/jackrabbit-webapp-2.4.0.war --properties=/home/heshan/Dev/setup/gw8/airavata-tomcat.properties4) Start Tomcat server.
eg: ./catalina.sh start
5) Before using airavata go to http://localhost:8090/jackrabbit-webapp-2.4.0 and create a default content repository.
6) Restart Tomcat server.