Did you get a response to this. I seem to have the same problem!
thanks a lot
During my trials with the JDBCStore i noticed that if i use the StoreClass org.apache.catalina.session.JDBCStore with an invalid connectionURL, catalina no longer persists sessions.
How did you configure the embedded tomcat to work with the JDBCStore. I try to do the same but i didn't see any sessioninformation in the database. I added the following lines to the tomcat_service.xml: