java.lang.NoSuchMethodError getHibernateLazyInitializer()

We seem to be affected by java.lang.NoSuchMethodError problem described more in Hibernate forum and Hibernate Jira.

The solution that works for us is switching to the server VM using -server switch while starting Tomcat. It works for our production VM, which is:
java version "1.5.0_06" Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_06-b05) Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 1.5.0_06-b05, mixed mode)