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Server Monitoring

The Server Monitoring section has a single page, which provides access to the ColdFusion Server Monitor.

u2192.gif To learn about the ColdFusion Server Monitor, see Chapter 47.

The Server Monitor Page

The ColdFusion Server Monitor is a Flex application (requiring Flash Player 9 or higher).

Launch Server Monitor

This option launches the Server Monitor in a separate window. The Server Monitor is used to monitor a single server only, as well as to define system alerts.

Launch Multiserver Monitor

This option launches a dashboard page that can be used to monitor as many ColdFusion servers as needed, both local and remote. Each server must be registered, and a valid server login must be provided. The dashboard will then display the health of each server, and it will provide easy access to the Server Monitor for each of the listed servers.

Server Manager

The Server Manager client allows you to monitor and manage multiple servers. With the Server Manager client, you can manage servers in groups as well as individuals. The following tasks are some of the most common with which the Server Manager client can assist:

  • Clear the template cache.
  • Apply the settings from one ColdFusion server to another ColdFusion server or servers (data sources, mappings, scheduled tasks, mail, charts, logging, and so on).
  • Apply a hotfix.
  • Restart a ColdFusion server.
  • Compare whether there are any differences in the configuration settings of two server instances.

You must register the ColdFusion server with its host name and IP address, port number, context root (for J2EE servers), username, and password, and a name that will identify it.

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