if you ever have the bad luck to install vmware server 2 on a host with tomcat already running, before vmware stops your tomcat and tomcat stops vmware, make sure you change:
<Server port="8005" shutdown="SHUTDOWN">
in one of the server.xml files to some different port number.
e.g. installing tomcat6 and vmware server 2 from rpms on centos/redhat will give you:
p.s. it works on my computer!!!