I need to install tomcat at 8.5.40, or higher, on my SLES 12 SP3 system (running on System z) as that release is required for the version of WebFOCUS, 8206, that a user has installed. I checked the maintenance files on the SUSE web site and it appears that only 8.0.54 is available for SLES 12 SP3. I realize that if I install a more current release I will be running unsupported (SLES 12 SP3 is already running unsupported).

What are my options for obtaining and installing a more current release of tomcat? We aren't in a position to upgrade to SLES 12 SP4 at this time.

Is there a way to download a version from SUSE (for System z) or do I have to download from tomcat.apache.org? If I have to download from the apache site, do I have to download the source files and compile? I haven't done anything like this before so I appreciate as much guidance as you can provide.