Auto-discovery of ColdFusion instances

When you start Performance Monitoring Toolset for the first time, Performance Monitoring Toolset automatically discovers ColdFusion nodes within the network using multicast.

Auto-discovery window
Auto-discovery window

When you click Start auto discovery, Performance Monitoring Toolset starts searching all running ColdFusion nodes and lists them.

Servers discovered
Servers discovered

If a node is not discovered automatically, due to network or subnet issues, you can add the node manually by clicking the Add server button.

If you have a J2EE deployment of ColdFusion, then enter the JEE context at which the ColdFusion WAR is deployed.

Add server manually
Add server manually

The Performance Monitoring Toolset needs the shared secret to communicate with a ColdFusion node.

To get the shared secret, in the ColdFusion Administrator, click Performance Monitoring Toolset, and toggle the option Show Secret.

For more details, see ColdFusion administrator.

Shared secret
Shared secret

After you enter the information, click Add.

The ColdFusion nodes are added to the untracked list of nodes. You can select the ColdFusion nodes from the list by enabling the toggle button on the right.

Servers discovered
Servers discovered

Once monitoring is enabled on ColdFusion nodes, a success message is displayed for each ColdFusion node.

List of nodes
List of nodes

If monitoring is not enabled in any ColdFusion node, the required error message is displayed.

Error when discovering nodes
Error when discovering nodes

Once you have added the server, enable it, and then click Proceed.

Monitoring is enabled on the chosen servers.

To see monitoring results on one or more servers, click Launch.

Performance Monitoring Toolset starts and you can see the status of the instances.

Note:

Once a node is added to Performance Monitoring Toolset for monitoring, it publishes the details of the Datastore (host, port) to the newly added ColdFusion node.

The node then can start pushing its heartbeat and monitoring data to the Datastore.

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