I am a maven newbie, and it's going fairly well, except that I have been unable to get maven to start tomcat after deploying. I see in the documentation that you can do it with the tomcat-maven-plugin, but that uses the Tomcat Manager, which we don't use in our shop. Is there some way to just call the tomcat start.bat directly via maven?
Here's the relevant portion of my pom.xml, which is getting the error that it can't connect to the Tomcat Manager, probably because it is not configured correctly. Do I really need Tomcat Manager to do this?