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There are cases where the migration from a manual installation to an automatic one is necessary. A common case is related to the fact that some customers want to use the FRAM instance in order to monitor all the FusionReactor instance over one place. However, most of them afraid and are wondering what is going to happen if they try to install a FusionReactor instance via the Instance manager? The answer to this question is that there is a workaround and this will be described in a later section.

Getting Started

Before you start the migration process, you need to make sure that you have downloaded the latest automated installed from the official FusionReactor website and that can be found here OR via accessing your FusionReactor Portal account which can be found here.

In order to download the latest automated installer, you need to navigate to the "FusionReactor Full Installer (includes FR Admin Console)" area and download the best installer for your environment.

Back up the configurations of the FusionReactor instance

This section is really important as you will back up all the configurations from the FusionReactor instance that you want to migrate. Please follow the steps described below in order to achieve that.

  1. Navigate to the FusionReactor instance installation directory. This can be found for a Windows box by navigating to C:\FusionReactor\instance\{instance name} and for a Linux box by navigating to /opt/fusionreactor/instance/{instance name} . Below, you will find a screenshot that presents a manual installation of a ColdFusion 11 server on a Windows box. The name of the FusionReactor instance is set to "cfusion.cf11" in order to provide more information about the version of the ColdFusion server that was used.

  2. Copy the cmconfig and the conf folders from the directory above in a temporary directory.
  3. Make sure that the temporary directory is not inside the FusionReactor installation directory.

Please make sure that you have a back up of the JVM arguments file in case something might go wrong.

Run the latest automated installer

At this point, you need to execute the latest automated installer in order to install the FRAM instance in your machine. For more information about the installation process, please check out the links listed below.

Install the FusionReactor instance via FRAM

This step is necessary as you have to install a FusionReactor instance via FRAM and more specifically via the Instance Manager. In order to do this, please follow the steps listed below.

  1. Access the FRAM instance via the browser. Usually this can be found by typing localhost:8087 (default configuration).
  2. Navigate to the Instance Manager tab.
  3. Use the Scan System or the Add Server options in order to find the application server that you want to monitor. More information about the use of the Instance Manager can be found in the following link, Instance Manager.
  4. Successfully install a FusionReactor instance. More information about the configuration process can be found in the links below.
    1. Install a FusionReactor Instance via FRAM (Linux)
    2. Install a FusionReactor Instance via FRAM (Windows)

Add the files in the new directory

When you have successfully install a FusionReactor instance via FRAM, the next step is to copy and paste the folders (conf and cmconfig) from the temporary directory in the directory FRAM has created for that instance. For our example, FRAM has created a new directory with name "cfusion.CF11.1.1" and is collated in the following directory: C:\FusionReactor\instance\cfusion.CF11.1.1

Please follow the steps described below in order to successfully copy and paste the two folders from the temporary directory.

  1. Stop the FusionReactor instance.
  2. Copy and paste your conf and cmconfig from your temporary directory.
  3. Restart the FusionReactor instance.
  4. Make sure that you are able to access the FusionReactor instance and all the settings are in place.
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