[frs-84] How can I best monitor a set of (distributed) servers with FusionReactor?

There are several ways you can use FusionReactor to monitor a set of servers, even if they are installed on different physical machines. Note that FusionReactor is licensed per machine and not per instance so this will not cost you anything.

Some users install a Tomcat server and install FusionReactor into that as the monitoring server. This has the advantage that no ColdFusion server is being used as the monitor and Tomcat won't have to be brought down for any reason typically.

Other users configure a cross-over monitor, which simply means that they monitor all of the boxes from one monitoring server (e.g. Tomcat), and then they have one of the servers monitor Tomcat. This way if any server goes away you will receive a "Server Down" notification.

The FusionReactor Enterprise Dashboard remotely connects to a server using a configurable port number, typically 8088 or you can use port 80 if you configure FusionReactor to be available via your normal web server.

Issue Details

Type: Technote
Issue Number: FRS-84
Components: Enterprise Dashboard, FusionReactor Settings, Installer
Resolution: Fixed
Last Updated: 14/Nov/08 6:00 PM
Affects Version: 2.0
Fixed Version: 2.0
Server: ColdFusion 6, ColdFusion 7, ColdFusion 8, Flex Data Services, JBoss, JRun 4, LiveCycle Data Services, Tomcat, WebSphere, WebLogic
Platform: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Linux, MacOS, Solaris
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