The novell-tomcat package is installed and configured for OES service use only. It is an integral, embedded part of Novell OES services, not a generic application platform.
The novell-tomcat package, and its associated configuration file and JRE (novell-tomcat.conf and IBM 1.6.0 Java), must not be manually modified, updated, or changed in any way. Otherwise, OES services and tools, such as iManager, do not work as expected.
If you want to deploy a Tomcat-dependant Web application on an OES server, use the open source Tomcat package that comes with SLES 11. Installing and configuring the open source Tomcat package will not affect the novell-tomcat package.