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, the enter the JEE context at which the ColdFusion WAR is deployed.

Add server manually
Add server manually

The shared secret is a key that is required by the Performance Monitoring Toolset to communicate with 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

Once all this information is filled click on the Add button. These ColdFusion nodes will be 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 will now be enabled on the chosen servers.

To see monitoring results on the server(s), 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, so that it can start pushing its heartbeat and monitoring data to the Datastore.

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