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Running Macromedia ColdFusion MX in Distributed Mode

Macromedia ColdFusion MX provides the capability to run the application server and web server components on separate machines. Learn how to set up this configuration that is significantly different than it was in earlier versions of ColdFusion.

Small But Growing: A Perfect Time to Cluster Your Site

Does this story sound familiar? Until now, you have avoided clustering your ColdFusion website, but you are experiencing sharp peaks in load that degrade your site's performance. You need web performance to create revenue, but you need web-generated revenue to justify the setup costs for the increased web presence that would create the needed revenue. In short, you're stuck.

Building a JRun or ColdFusion Cluster Behind a NAT Firewall

This article explains how you can build a JRun or ColdFusion cluster behind a NAT firewall.

Choosing a Hardware Load-Balancing Device

This article outlines the current status of Macromedia Enterprise Servers (MES) in relation to each of the prominent hardware load-balancing devices (HLD). It offers an examination of the current employment of HLDs by Macromedia customers and provides pointers to relevant Macromedia resources to help enable MES customers to configure various HLDs.

ColdFusion 5.0 Server Monitoring and Hardware Load Balancing Devices

This article contains an example-based ColdFusion 5 upgrade procedure illustrating the transition from ClusterCATS load balancing to hardware-based load balancing incorporating ColdFusion 5 server monitoring.

Clustering Allaire Application Servers Behind Cisco's Content Services Switch (formerly Arrowpoint)

The Cisco Content Services Switch (CSS 11000) offers advanced content aware load balancing. As a result of the Allaire partnership with Cisco, Allaire ClusterCATS is fully integrated with the Cisco LocalDirector (LD) load balancer using the Dynamic Feedback Protocol.

Clustering ColdFusion or JRun Servers Running in the Distributed Mode Behind Hardware Load-Balancing Devices

This article provides configuration details that guide you through one basic way and two optional ways of setting up ClusterCATS on servers running in distributed-mode behind a hardware load-balancing device.

Clustering Macromedia's Enterprise Application Servers With Alteon's ACEdirector Switch

The Alteon ACEdirector switch is rich with capabilities. This article sorts through the vast variety of possible switch configurations and defines setup parameters best suited to the needs of most Macromedia Enterprise server customers. It describes a basic procedure resulting in a server farm running ColdFusion or JRun behind an ACEdirector.

Clustering Multiple NES Instances on Solaris

Clustering on Sun Microsystems Solaris is similar to clustering on Microsoft Winows NT or Linux. Successful clustering on each platform depends on correctly configuring the operating system, name resolution, and the web server. This article explains the steps necessary to set up multiple clusters using different NES instances on Solaris.

Clustering Web Servers Running in the Distributed-Mode Using Either DNS RoundRobin or Cisco's Local Director

This article discusses how to deal with the demands rising traffic places on your website and how to configure ColdFusion or JRun to gain the maximum speed under the heaviest of loads. It also describes what the ultimate Macromedia clustering solution would look like.

Managing Session-Aware Clusters

This article describes the complexities of session management in a clustered server environment.

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