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Administering ColdFusion 8 teaches system administrators and developers how to effectively install, configure, secure, and manage ColdFusion servers in a variety of different configurations. It is a 3 day, hands-on course.

Course Outline

Administering ColdFusion 8 teaches system administrators and developers how to effectively install, configure, secure, and manage ColdFusion servers in a variety of different configurations. It is a 3 day, hands-on course.

 Upon completion of this course, you should 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 8

Unit 1: Introducing the Course

Unit 2: Installing ColdFusion 8

  • What is ColdFusion – 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: Turning 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
  • Verity K2 – 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
  • Troubleshoot memory leaks with ORACLE JRockit Mission Control

Unit 9: Resolving Bottlenecks in Code

  • Threading
  • Database Caching
  • Caching Page Results

Prerequisites & Certificates

To gain the most from the class, you should already have: Basic understanding of web network architecture and concepts Experience using Microsoft Windows Basic understanding of ColdFusion syntax (optional)

Certificates offered

Cancellation Policy
Our cancellation/reschedule policy requires notification at least 10 business days before the class start date for a full refund. Please note that you are responsible for notifying NTG of your inability to attend class or you will be invoiced for the full payment.

Should you need to cancel in less than 10 business days before the start of the class, you will be given a 100% credit towards a future class that must be taken within 6 months of the start of the original class. If you are not able to reschedule to a future class, you will be charged 50% of the upfront registration fee.

Classes are subject to cancellation by NTG up to two weeks prior to the class date. It is important to keep this in mind before you purchase a non-refundable airline ticket.

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I liked the pace and the "teach then try" style that was used. It was engaging, we weren't listening to long sets of info then trying to remember it and it made the day fly by. I also retained more as I was instantly engaged with trying the skills myself.
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Todd McCall is a passionate, well-informed and thoughtful instructor. His course exceeded my training needs and his commitment to experiential learning is superb! I will definitely take another class if he is the instructor.
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Andrew was a great instructor!
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Good course, absolutely satisfied
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The instructor was great and followed the curriculum as per Adobe's book but Dreamweaver is a beast of a software with a high learning curve. I found that this course just scratched the surface and taught me the basics and that I would need more practice and learning to create a simple website with ease. This is not a criticism of the course really but I felt I would personally benefit from a slightly slower pace and an extra day. I didn't know that at the time as I seemed to follow the instructor's instructions well and it seemed to make sense in the classroom but once I got home I felt a little stuck!
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