ColdFusion 10 on Cloud is an initiative to help customers leverage ColdFusion as a scalable service via Amazon Web Services (AWS). A preinstalled version of ColdFusion 10 will be made available as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) via AWS. For more information on AMIs, see https://aws.amazon.com/amis/.

Using ColdFusion 10 on Cloud lets you obtain a flexible, secure, and cost-effective infrastructure for your ColdFusion installation. It also ensures that the infrastructure for managing your business applications is handled by AWS. Therefore, it allows you to invest and focus more on core competencies of your line of business.

On AWS, ColdFusion is available as Windows and Ubuntu AMIs. For the Windows AMI, ColdFusion is configured on Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 and with IIS (Internet Information Services) as an external web server. The Ubuntu AMI is configured on Ubuntu 12.0.4 and with Apache 2.2.4 as an external web server. Both Windows and Ubuntu AMIs are configured  to work with the MySQL 5.5.x database server. ColdFusion 10 AMI is packaged with JRE 1.7.0_15.

ColdFusion AMIs are available for Large and Extra-large instance types of AWS. On using an instance type other than Large and Extra-large, developer edition of ColdFusion 10 is installed.

Important: ColdFusion 10 on Cloud has ColdFusion 10 Update 7 pre-installed. However, it is recommended that you install the latest hot fix updates before usage.

For more information about the offering, see this article.

Getting started with ColdFusion 10 on Cloud

Procure ColdFusion 10 AMIs on AWS

  1. Go to http://aws.amazon.com/ and Sign Up to create an AWS account.
  2. Log in to AWS Market Place using your credentials.
  3. Purchase Windows or Ubuntu AMIs available at the following locations:

For more information on procuring, using, and launching AMIs, see this article.

Access the ColdFusion AMIs on AWS

Once you complete purchasing AMIs, you can choose to launch them using either the EC2 console or 1-Click mechanism. The one-click method allows you to leverage the default Security Groups set up for an easy getting started experience. For more information on Security Groups, see Modifying Security Settings on AWS Instance.

Follow the instructions provided in this article, and launch your ColdFusion AMI.

Use the JumpStart tool to configure ColdFusion 10

Based on operating system selected for AMI, you can now connect to the ColdFusion instance and configure the ColdFusion server. ColdFusion is preinstalled on both Ubuntu and Windows AMIs. Configuring the server using jumpstart tool is the final step before you can begin using the ColdFusion on Cloud.

The jumpstart tool is launched and run automatically when the ColdFusion instance is accessed for the first time. The jumpstart tool guides you through configuring ColdFusion server. And once the configuration is complete, the ColdFusion server is started automatically. The jumpstart tool is run until the ColdFusion server is configured successfully. If the configuration fails, the jumpstart tool is run automatically when the ColdFusion instance is accessed the next time.

Note: You cannot start the ColdFusion server on the instance until this configuration is completed successfully.

Use the JumpStart tool to configure ColdFusion 10 on Ubuntu

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  1. Follow the instructions provided in Help articles to connect to and launch the Ubuntu instance.

  2. The console for your AWS instance opens and you are guided through the configuration of ColdFusion 10 on Cloud.

  3. Enter the user name as ubuntu when prompted. The JumpStart tool launches. Press Enter to continue, when prompted.

  4. Read and accept the End-user License Agreement.

  5. Confirm whether you want to enable secure profile. For more information on Secure Profile, see Enabling Secure Profile. On enabling Secure Profile, provide comma-separated IP addresses that are allowed to access ColdFusion Administrator.

  6. Provide user name and password to set up user credentials for Remote Instance Administrator Component.

  7. Provide a password for the ColdFusion Administrator.

  8. Confirm whether you want to enable Remote Development Services for your ColdFusion instance. On enabling RDS, set the password for RDS.

  9. Review the pre-installation summary and press Enter.

  10. Once the installation is complete, the installer starts the ColdFusion server automatically with the configuration details you provided earlier. ColdFusion server is installed at /opt/coldfusion10 with the Apache Web Server Root at /var/www.

    Credentials of root user for MySQL database server:

    • User name: “root”
    • Password: “admin”

    The default port for Apache is 80.

    Important: For security reasons, it is recommended to change the credentials for MySQL database server after procuring ColdFusion AMI.

Use the JumpStart tool to configure ColdFusion 10 for Windows instance

  1. Follow the instructions provided in Help articles to connect to and launch the Windows instance.

  2. The window displaying the AWS instance opens and you are guided through the configuration of ColdFusion 10 on Cloud.

  3. On the Introduction screen, click Next.

  4. On the License Agreement screen, read and accept the End-user License Agreement.

  5. On the Secure Profile screen, confirm if you want to enable secure profile. For more information on Secure Profile, see Enabling Secure Profile. On enabling Secure Profile, provide a comma-separated IP addresses that are allowed to access ColdFusion Administrator.

  6. On the Credentials for Remote Instance Administrator Component screen, provide user name and password to set up user credentials for remote start/stop administration.

  7. On the Administrator Password screen, provide a password for the ColdFusion Administrator.

  8. On the Enable RDS screen, confirm if you want to enable Remote Development Services for your ColdFusion instance. On enabling RDS, set the password for RDS.

  9. On the Pre-Installation Summary screen, review the pre-installation summary and press Enter.

  10. On the Installation Complete screen, once the installation is complete, click Done.

    The installer starts the ColdFusion server automatically with the configuration details you provided earlier. ColdFusion server is installed at C:\ColdFusion10 with the IIS Web Server Root located at C:\inetpub\wwwroot

    Credentials of root user for MySQL database server:

    • Username: “root”
    • Password: “admin”

    The default port for IIS is 80.

    For security reasons, it is strongly recommended that you change the credentials for MySQL database server after procuring ColdFusion AMI.

Modify Security Settings for the AWS instance

After configuring ColdFusion, change Security Settings for the Security Group associated with your AWS instance. Do the following:

  1. Log in to AWS Console, and click EC2.
  2. On the navigation tree, drill down to NETWORK & SECURITY > Security Groups.
  3. Select a Security Group and click the Inbound tab.
  4. Select a rule from the Create a New Rule drop-down and specify the Port Range. See below for a list of ports you can enable, for specified rule types, to best leverage ColdFusion functionality. You can choose to select and apply rules as per your requirements.
Sl. No.
Rule
Port Range
1
SSH
22
2
HTTP
80
3
HTTPS
443
4
POP3S
995
5
MS SQL
1433
6
MySQL
3306
7
LDAP
389
8
RDP
3389
9
Custom TCP Rule (for SOLR)
8985
10
Custom TCP Rule (for FTP)
20, 21
11
Custom TCP Rule (for POP)
110
12
Custom TCP Rule (for IMAP)
143
13
Custom TCP Rule (for Adobe Flash)
843
14
Custom TCP Rule (for Outlook)
1237
15
Custom TCP Rule (for Remote Port of cfusion instance)
8012
16
Custom TCP Rule (for WebSocket)
8575
17
Custom TCP Rule (WebSocket Flash fallback)
1234
18
Custom TCP Rule (for PostgreSQL)
5432
19
Custom TCP Rule (for SMTP)
25
20
Custom TCP Rule (for Server Monitor)
5500

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