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Deploy pseudo Tomcat 7 to OpenShift arquitecture

Hi everybody.
I have been playing with PaaS services lately, and the best for me is OpenShift, for clear reasons: no strings attached, nice interfaces, all built from Red Hat up, etc.
The other side of the coin is that the appliances and all the application servers come with the OpenShift flavor, and that's not what I need. I need a plain Tomcat or JBoss in case that I want to go on the hunt for better tides.
With a little bit of research I managed to have my half-out-of-the-box Tomcat server running on top of the OpenShift platform, and take advantage of the hot deploying that my beloved Tomcat 7-Maven plugin gave me.
Here are the steps. First of all, create an OpenShift account. You can apply for these accounts at, and they offer you 3 gears for free, which means that you can run up to 3 app servers/appliances/whatever. Every gear comes with candies, like relational databases and several tools. You should really check that out.
Once you…