I've got the same exact issue on a new OES11sp2 box.
This server is in the same context as others (some of which are also
recently installed) which have no problem running iManager.
Novell-tomcat6 starts up okay. Vanilla tomcat6 is not loaded to avoid
conflicts, same all all our other servers.

I've tried reinstalling, even uninstalling/installing, iManager via
"yast2 sw_single" but even that didn't work. It's really baffling.
When I compare it to the other servers, everything looks pretty much
Permissions are good too from what I can see, owner and group are wwwrun
and www, all have r and x. Server is LUM enabled, wwwrun is there.

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