Now that the Tomcat container is configured, you can start deploying apps.
Send a .war to the docker host shared volume (depending on your
docker run -v command),
As user from the docker host, enter the tomcatprod container,
docker exec -ti tomcatprod bash
Make sure autodeploy and unpackwars are enabled,
cd /var/lib/tomcat8/conf/ grep autoDeploy server.xml grep unpackWARs server.xml
Fix the perms, just in case, against the shared volume,
chown -R tomcat8:tomcat8 /tomcatprod
Deploy the .war just by copying it into the webapps folder (tomcat8 will autodeploy),
sudo su - tomcat8 cd ~/webapps/ cp -p ~/apps/sample.war .
TODO check if tomcat8 service needs to be restarted of it understands by itself when it needs to re-deploy.
watch the logs,
cd /var/lib/tomcat8/logs/ tail -F -n 100 catalina.out
See Operating Docker Containers