Unable to apply ColdFusion 11 Update 1

September 26, 2014 / Anit Kumar Panda

Recently ColdFusion 11 update 1 was out and blogged here. The technote lists the bug fixes included in this specific update.

In case you are unable to apply the update directly from the ColdFusion Admin, here are some tweaks you can try:-

Start ColdFusion from command line and apply the update

  1. Stop ColdFusion service or ‘ColdFusion 11 Application Server’ service.
  2. Launch command prompt with “Run as Administrator” feature.
  3. Navigate to \ColdFusion11\cfusion\bin\
  4. Type cfstart.bat and hit enter.

Once the server startup message appears on the prompt, navigate to ColdFusion Admin and apply the update.

Apply the update manually

Download the hotfix from here and then you can follow the instructions to apply the update.

Apply the “Service startup fix” first and then update 1

  1. In case the above two suggestions doesn’t work, then first apply the service startup hotfix hf1100-3776060 and then Update 1.
  2. Download the hotfix from hf1100-3776060.jar
  3. Place this hotfix at \ColdFusion11\cfusion\lib\updates\
  4. Restart the ‘ColdFusion 11 Application Service’.
  5. Navigate to ColdFusion Admin and apply the update.

Note: The above cases are based upon user scenarios/environments. All the other updates should be applied via the ColdFusion Administrator directly.

ColdFusion 11 Update 1 now available

September 22, 2014 / Rakshith Naresh

The first update for ColdFusion 11 is now available to you for install from within the administrator via the update mechanism.

Here is the link for the associate technote which details out the important issues fixed.

EDIT: There is an upcoming update (post update 1) that has more than 100+ bugs fixed for CF10 and CF11 along with updated platform support for recent releases of OS, Application Servers, Java 8 and Databases. The intent of this first update was to release some of the critical issues blocking CF11 use sooner than making it a part of the larger upcoming update.

Deeper insights into ColdFusion logging mechanisms

September 16, 2014 / HariKrishna Kallae

In ColdFusion, you can use ColdFusion Administrator for changing your logging properties under Debugging & Logging > Logging Settings :

  1. Log location
  2. Maximum file size
  3. Maximum number of archives
  4. Requests taking longer time
  5. CORBA calls
  6. Logging for scheduled tasks
A detailed insight into each of this is available at http://hkallae.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/deeper-insights-into-coldfusion-logging-mechanisms/

How to change/upgrade JDK version of ColdFusion server

September 16, 2014 / Nimit Sharma

This post is from my personal blog nimitsharma.wordpress.com


In this post, we discuss how to upgrade the latest minor version of JDK(Java Development Kit) of the ColdFusion server. ColdFusion can run only on top of JDK or JRE with Server VM. Oracle also started providing separate download link for JRE and Server JRE. ColdFusion only works with JDK or Server JRE and not with Client JRE [For more details refer article].

There are two ways to change the JDK or Server JRE of the ColdFusion server:
  1. Using ColdFusion administrator console.
  2. By changing the JDK or Server JRE path from the jvm.config file.
1. Using ColdFusion administrator console.
2. By changing the JDK or Server JRE path from the jvm.config file

Important Note:

  • It is not recommended to change the JDK version on the production servers without any prior testing in the staging environment.
  • Any SSL certificates added to the previous JDK will also need to be re-added to the new JDK(cacerts) file.

Speed and performance for fans of speed and performance

September 04, 2014 / Kishore Balakrishnan

As specialists in tuning web applications for maximum performance, developers at Webapper understand the expectations of a client such as RACERSITES, a leading designer, developer, and content manager for many of the top brands in motor sports. Websites for some of racing’s biggest events, such as the Grand Prix of Monaco, the Indianapolis 500, and the Coca-Cola 600, may experience traffic spikes up to 4,000% on race days. To keep race fans satisfied, Webapper leveraged Adobe ColdFusion to remove application bottlenecks and combined it with Amazon cloud services for scalability.

ColdFusion has great performance metrics monitoring capabilities,” says Patrick Quinn, co-founder and chief technology officer at Webapper. “Based on data from many years of racing events, we were able to deliver data to the Amazon engineers so they could implement pre-warming strategies that would anticipate and handle previously unforgiving traffic peaks on race days.

Before migrating to the cloud, as many as four ColdFusion servers labored to answer up to 50 requests per second. By combining extensive bottleneck analysis and tuning inside the new elastic hosting structure, the team was able to keep request levels on each server below 20 requests per second by handling large volumes with as many as eight ColdFusion servers at peak, plus an active/passive Microsoft SQL Server database cluster. http://adobe.ly/1r9hULg

You could also get to hear from Patrick at ColdFusion Summit on October 16-17 in Las Vegas.


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