Introducing FusionReactor 4.5.x
FusionReactor is a professional server monitor, designed for production environments and supporting a range of J2EE servers and Adobe servers (ColdFusion 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 LiveCycle and BlazeDS). As a pro-active monitor, it increases server stability and performance by continuously examining applications, servers and databases to identify, highlight and address issues before they impact critical processes. FusionReactor allows you to discover, visualize and protect against common web application performance problems through graphs and logs. Whether used for production monitoring or as a developer, a tool like FusionReactor is key to solving many common server problems.
Downloading and Installing FusionReactor
We are assuming you've downloaded and installed FusionReactor already; if not, go ahead and install it now. The installation process is easy – in almost every case the installer package will take care of all the details. Read the installation guide for details on how to install FusionReactor if you haven't already installed FusionReactor.
After installing, you will need to upload your license and activate it. This is usually straight forward, but if you're not connected to the Internet to automatically activate your license, then click here to find out how to perform a manual activation.
Installing FusionReactor instances within FRAM
When you install FusionReactor you will automatically get an instance of the FusionReactor Administration Manager (FRAM) installed. The first time you access FRAM you will be prompted to scan for other servers into which new instances of FusionReactor can be installed.
In the above image you can see a very general outline of how FusionReactor and FRAM work together. After initially installing FusionReactor you will have FRAM installed and as mentioned above you will be given the opportunity to scan for servers. After that point you can use the Instance Manager to install new FusionReactor instances.
Once you have installed your FusionReactor instances you can use the Instance Manager to add them to the FRAM Enterprise Dashboard from where you can easily monitor the status of all configured servers. (You can also manually add instances to the Enterprise Dashboard in order to see the status of FusionReactor instances which weren't installed by the current FRAM application.)
There are many different scenarios in which FusionReactor is used, each with its own conditions, and each requiring a different configuration. The following are links to sample configurations for short term (immediate) troubleshooting and longer-term production monitoring.
- Configuring FusionReactor in emergencies
- Log files are critical to understanding what's going on, on your server - read about log file's and how to configure them.
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