I got this error message
"Failed to execute goal org.apache.tomcat.maven:tomcat7-maven-plugin:2.2:deploy
when I run
$ mvn tomcat7:deploy
to compile and generate a war file. I tried many ways to deploy a war file in Tomcat 7 unsuccessfully. Then, I found the Codehaus Cargo maven plugin.
Codehaus Cargo can be directly run on any existing Maven Java EE project (WAR, EAR or other) by running:
$ mvn clean verify org.codehaus.cargo:cargo-maven2-plugin:run
This command will run a single Jetty server in http://localhost:8080 where the context path provided by the war file will be available.