Sunday, June 15, 2003
CFMX Admin: made easy-breezy
Finished up some training on CFMX administration a few weeks ago. It struck me that there is very little in the way of admin information for CFMX bar a few technotes -- so I put together a humble little Breeze presentation to run folks through server settings and their nuances:
CFMX Administration: Server Settings (~16mins)
If you thought the presentation was worthwhile, let me know -- nothing like a little encouragement to keep you going :)
Posted by modius at 03:48 PM | Permalink
Hey! Nice. I picked up a few tips to pass along.
Posted by: Ben Doom on June 16, 2003 09:36 AM
Good Job. You answered many questions I had regarding what some settings were for, etc... Keep up the great work.
Posted by: Mike Tangorre on June 16, 2003 09:47 AM
Well done Geoff,
I just love Breeze. So much easier to have things explained by a "real" person.
More more more...
Posted by: Hilary Bridel on June 16, 2003 10:42 AM
Nice job! Glad to see a guide that clearly explains the admin options and their personal experience with each setting.
The Breeze presentation puts it together in a package that is perfect for IT people. I had to pause the presentation three different times to do other things and it just sits there waiting for me to come back. Plus the images of each setting tied it all together for me.
Thanks for this resource, I'd say it was time well spent!
Posted by: Ryan Kime on June 18, 2003 12:18 AM
Geoff, great presentation. However, I have a question regarding one of your statements. You recommend that the "Use J2EE Session Variables" option remain unchecked. Why? If I want to share session variables across a cluster and not use sticky sessions, I can do this using the J2EE session variables, but not CF's session variables. I only bring this up because you presented caveats to checking/unchecking other options in the Admin, but simply said to keep the J2EE option unchecked. Is it the JSESSIONID issue of messing up URLs because of the semi-colon? Curious to hear what your reasons were, as they may have been well-founded, and I may have missed something somewhere.
Posted by: Dave Carabetta on June 19, 2003 01:09 AM
Funnily enough Sean Corfield had the same concerns... but my reasons were innocent enough.
From Architect's view:
"re: the J2EE session management. I think the point I was trying to make to *regular* CF users was, if you're not going to take advantage of J2EE session variables then there is no point confusing matters and turning them on. But clearly the availability of J2EE sessions in CFMX is a step forward in the right direction :)
Posted by Geoff Bowers at June 17, 2003 09:33 PM
Well, one of the main benefits of J2EE sessions is that they use an in-memory cookie (jsessionid) as opposed persistent cookies (cfid & cftoken). J2EE sessions end when you close your browser, the in-memory cookie is less likely to be refused by a browser and you only have to deal with one cookie, not two.
Posted by seancorfield at June 17, 2003 09:44 PM
Of course many old CF hacks would say its easy enough to convert CFID/CFTOKEN cookies into session cookies -- though I think we've all but given up asking for this to be an attribute of CFAPPLICATION :)
If you wanted to mail me a list of your least hated, favourite reasons for using J2EE sessions in CFMX it would be my pleasure to update the Breeze presentation appropriately ;)
Posted by Geoff Bowers at June 18, 2003 01:35 AM "
Posted by: Geoff Bowers on June 19, 2003 08:02 AM
From CF-Talk (06/19/2003 12:36 PM)
I'd also say switching to J2EE Session Variables opens up the options of:
- clustering using JRun / session replication
- sharing sessions with JSP code
Both of these are "enterprise-class" options but they are both things that you might want to 'go into' in the future. Of course, I'm somewhat biased since I've switched totally to CFMX for J2EE :)
Sean A Corfield -- http://www.corfield.org/blog/
Posted by: Geoff Bowers on June 20, 2003 07:38 AM
great stuff the way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: the fox on June 27, 2003 05:52 PM
Great tutorial,Clear & understandable like all daemon training. I look forward to more snippets like this. Cheers
Posted by: Paul Long on July 1, 2003 07:45 PM