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Please follow this guide if you have installed FusionReactor via FRAM and it is your first time setting up an instance.

After FusionReactor has been installed (via the installer, versus a manual installation Manual Installation), you are presented with the screen below. You may wonder about your next steps.

Even if the installation of the FusionReactor has finished, you will not be able to see the whole functionality and what FusionReactor is able to offer to you and to your application.

At this point, you can only see a small part of FusionReactor. This part is called FRAM or FusionReactor Administration Manager and is an isolated instance management tool for FusionReactor. And this particular page, the Instance Manager, enables FusionReactor to find instances of application servers on this machine, for FusionReactor to be able to monitor. Those steps are discussed below.

FRAM can be located via your browser and going to the following address

For example; If you used the default settings of the FusionReactor installer, then you will be able to locate FRAM on the following port 8087.

Related Questions

  • “Why can’t I see all the supposed functionality of FusionReactor?"
  • "I now have FusionReactor installed in my machine, but why can’t I see any activity?"

The answer to these questions is that you are currently looking inside FRAM and not inside the actual FusionReactor. In order to solve all the Related Questions issues, you need to install a FusionReactor Instance via FRAM and access FusionReactor. The Steps below are going to guide you through that process.

Step 1

Installing FusionReactor on your machine. For more information about the installation process, follow the link:

Step 2

Access FRAM via your browser. If this is your first time accessing FRAM, you will need to provide a password.

When you log in to FRAM, you will be prompted to enter your license key, if your license key is valid you will then be allowed access to FRAM and its features. From here you should go to the Instance Manager page. See screenshot below.


The Instance Manager makes installing and managing FusionReactor instances quick and easy. From the Instance Manager you are able to addremove and edit FusionReactor Instances.

Step 3

Don't skip this step.

At this point, you need to use the Instance Manager and install FusionReactor into an instance of any application server(s) you have installed (or will install) onto this machine.FusionReactor can monitor any Java application server (Tomcat, Wildfly, Jetty, etc.) or any CFML Engine (ColdFusion, Lucee, Railo,BlueDragon).

See the FusionReactor system requirements System requirements for more information.

Step 4

After you have installed your application server you are now able to use the Instance Manager and install a FusionReactor instance.

The Instance Manager can scan your system and find the all the application servers installed in your environment. 

However, you can speed up the directory scan time, by you can specifying the directory where you have installed your application server. You can enter your application server directory into the Root Scan Directory field, and initiate the scan by clicking on 'Scan System'


I have already installed an Apache Tomcat 9 server on my Windows machine under the following directory; C:\applicationServers\tomcat\tomcat9. I am going to demonstrate how you can scan your System and identify installed application servers.

  1. Access the Instance Manager page
  2. Add the application server directory; C:\applicationServers\tomcat\tomcat9 into the Root Scan Directory field.
  3. Press Scan System.

When the system scan has finished, you should be able to see the your application Server that you have installed in your System.

Step 5

Now that the Instance Manager has detected your application server, you are ready to add the FusionReactor instance. This can be done by pressing the Add Server button

You can view the documentation for installing and modifying instances via FRAM on Linux:

You can view the documentation for installing and modifying instances via FRAM on Windows:

Step 6

When you have successfully installed the FusionReactor Instance, you will be able to see that your instance is running.


By pressing the Link near the name of the installed Instance, you will be redirected to your actual installed FusionReactor instance on your application server. Here again, you will have to enter your password as confirmation.

Successful Install of FusionReactor and FusionReactor Administration Manager

You have successfully and easily installed a FusionReactor instance via FRAM in 6 simple steps. You are now able to check the whole functionality of FusionReactor.



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