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Administering ColdFusion 10/11

This three-day hands-on class teaches the fundamentals of installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining ColdFusion servers. You will install and configure a cluster as well as deploy and load test CF applications.

Duration: 3 days

Price: 1995.00
GSA Price: 1909.57
Online Price: 2145.00

Course Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of web network architecture and concepts
  • Experience using Microsoft Windows
  • Basic understanding of ColdFusion syntax (optional)

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Install and Configure multiple load-balanced ColdFusion instances for robustness
  • Modify your JVM.config file to take full advantage of your hardware
  • Troubleshoot memory leaks and stability problems
  • Secure your server
  • Tune your server settings
  • Synchronize settings between servers
  • Load test your applications to identify concurrency problems and bottlenecks
  • Implement various caching strategies to improve performance

Course Outline

Section I: INSTALLING COLDFUSION 11

Unit 1: Introducing the Course

Unit 2: Installing ColdFusion 11

  • What is ColdFusion? Understanding the underlying architecture
  • Installation Components
  • Installing the standalone server
  • Installing Multiserver edition
  • Installing on J2EE
  • Web Server Connectivity Issues
    • Configuring IIS
    • Configuring Apache 
    • Configuring the Built-in development web server
  • Troubleshooting installation problems
    • Command-line startup
    • TCP/IP Issues
      • Using Netstat
      • Software firewalls

Unit 3: Configuring ColdFusion for the Enterprise

  • Clustering Options
  • Solutions for Failover and Content Replication
  • Implementing and Managing a Cluster with Multiserver edition
  • Restricting service access to the OS
  • Enabling custom JVM.config files
  • Enabling sandbox security
  • Separating application and web servers
    • CF Distributed Mode
    • Using a reverse proxy

Unit 4: Securing the ColdFusion Administrator

  • Putting the Administrator in its own site
  • Integrating with Basic Authentication
  • Configuring the scripts path
  • Changing the root user name
  • Managing admin users accounts
  • Customizing options through CustomMenu.xml
  • Restricting Access to Administrative Options
  • Configuring Server Sandboxes for hosted environments

SECTION II: SERVER CONFIGURATION

Unit 5: Tuning the CF Server for Performance

  • About JVM Memory
  • Tuning the JVM
  • SQL Drivers
  • Caching
  • Request Tuning
  • Debugging
  • Client Variables
  • Memory Variables and the impact of web spiders
  • Charting
  • SOLR - configuring, clustering, and managing
  • Alternative full-text search solutions
Unit 6: Managing Asynchronous Processes
  • Scheduled Tasks
  • Common problems
  • Using the OS scheduler as an alternative
  • Async Gateways
  • Troubleshooting problems with Mail
  • Testing mail connectivity with telnet

SECTION III: APPLICATION DEPLOYMENT AND TROUBLESHOOTING

Unit 7: Packaging and Deployment

  • Creating and Restoring CAR Files
  • Compiling and Deploying an EAR/WAR file
  • Deploying New Instances

Unit 8: Troubleshooting and Load Testing Applications Pre/Post Launch

  • Load testing techniques
  • Reviewing debug output
  • Reviewing Log files
  • Using the ColdFusion (Multi) Server Monitor
    • Overhead considerations
    • Executing Reports
    • Reading reports
    • Configuring Alerts
  • Tools for heap dumps and analysis

Unit 9: Resolving Bottlenecks in Code

  • Threading
  • Database Caching
  • Caching Page Results

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