Ummm guys, we're going backwards here. You've just added a new way of working in IDEA which exists in NONE of the rest of the interfaces of the IDE and it completely caught me off guard!
Now when you want to add a Tomcat instance you click on the + and you have a POPUP??? What the heck???
You've also added advanced settings, and we still setup a serverDK then we setup our app server AGAIN. Why do we have to go through so many steps and have interfaces which don't conform with anything else in the app???
The solution is VERY simple guys:
1- Setup the app server with ALL settings in the J2EE IDE config section. Add as many App server and configuration combos as you want there.
2- When you have your project, go into run/debug config, choose webapp tab, click the + button, show me a window with a drop down that shows me which app server I want to use. When I choose that app server, show more config options that are specific to the project or this web app. In Tomcat's case, that would end up being the context drop down. That's it! No crazyness.
I don't know if anyone cares anymore, but this interface is going backwards not forward and it's getting harder and harder to use... even for someone like myself who's been through a lot of EAPs. new comers will cause you a support nightmare with this kind of process.
You can beat me up all you want for saying this. I just don't think anyone at JB is listening anymore.