Monitoring Adobe ColdFusion

Document created by Chris Sommerstad Employee on Jul 22, 2017Last modified by Dave Murphy on Sep 26, 2017
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Prerequisites

In order to monitor an Adobe ColdFusion server, the SOASTA Conductor application must be installed on the server. For more information, see the topic "Installing SOASTA Conductor".

In addition, the ColdFusion "Enable CFSTAT" setting must be turned on. If you are not sure how to enable this, consult your Adobe ColdFusion documentation.

Supported versions

SOASTA CloudTest can currently monitor Adobe ColdFusion MX 7 and Adobe ColdFusion 8.

Steps

  1. In the Central list, select Monitoring Server Groups.

  1. Click the New Monitoring Server Group icon.

The Monitoring Server / Monitor wizard appears.

  1. Select Monitoring Server Group and click Next.

  1. Enter a name and description for the Monitor Server Group.

  1. Check Cold Fusion and click Next.

  1. The Hosts/Device Agents screen appears. Add one or more servers where an Adobe Cold Fusion server resides using hostname or IP Address.

  1. Select the version of Adobe ColdFusion being monitored, then enter the CFSTAT port number (usually 7999) and select the name of the SOASTA Conductor running on the server. It is important to select the correct Conductor name.

  1. Click the Test Connection button to test the connection. If the connection is successful, you will see a pop-up containing some information about the ColdFusion server. If the connection fails, you will see an error message explaining what went wrong.

  1. Click Next and review the Monitor Server setup.
  2. Check the "Create a new Monitor for this Monitor Server" box and click Finish.

  1. Enter a name for the Monitor and an optional description, then click Next.

  1. Now, choose which statistics to monitor. For each statistic, you can choose a "sample rate" that determines how often that statistic will be collected.

  1. When you are finished, click Next. Review the information to be sure it is correct, and then click Finish.

Next steps

You can also combine system, database, and ColdFusion statistics within the same monitor.

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