As per the Apache axis2 documentation, all the webservices will be deployed under <TomcatRoot>/webapps/axis2/WEB-INF/servicejars/. My requirement is to have 4 webservices running in Tomcat. If I go with what axis2 documentation says, all the webservices will be deployed under a single servlet called axis2. If I want to bring down one service for some maintenance, I have to bring down all of them...If I have them as individual Wars, it is easy for maintenance. I have another long term requirement also....sometimes down the line, I want to move that service to Websphere without any effor or with minimal effort...If I have it as War, it will be easy to move to websphere.