I have tried a few versions of Tomcat as well as a different machine hosting Tomcat.
It seems that the more Domain Objects there are, the longer it takes to initialize, as well as, the time it takes to click through the first menu selection when the system comes up.
5 Objects with all components ( full scaffolding ): takes 2.5 minutes to INFO: Initializing Spring FrameworkServlet ‘AppName Servlet’
Once the application is deployed, initialized and available,
The first time I click on any menu item, the application hangs for a few secs. This happens when every menu item is selected the first time. Once that has happened, the application then behaves better.
I will be trying this on JBoss to test a different target server.