Docker images for ColdFusion

May 29, 2018
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Docker images for ColdFusion

Staff 98 posts
Followers: 14 people
May 29, 2018

At the CFSummit East last month we announced the availability of Docker images for ColdFusion from Adobe. They are available on bintray and here is the direct URL to access the images: https://bintray.com/eaps/coldfusion/

In that list of images you will also find API Manager, API Manager addons along with the image for ColdFusion server. Do give these images a try and let us know your feedback.

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2018-12-11 20:17:02
2018-12-11 20:17:02

On AWS, an auto-scaling configuration of CF on EC2 VMs can comply with CF licensing requirements by starting with an AMI that includes an hourly CF licensing fee (which varies by EC2 instance size). Adding/removing CF EC2 instances from the load balancer presents no CF licensing problems.

On Azure, I see no availability of a machine image for CF, so it would appear to not be possible to have an auto-scaling configuration on Azure where licensing cost tracks usage. It would be necessary to purchase [n] CF licenses ahead of time and limit the number of machines in the cluster to the number of licenses purchased, which is far from optimal for peaky loads.

I’m now considering a move to an auto-scaling config of Docker containers running CF, but how would one stay in compliance with CF licensing on either AWS or Azure? I see no availability of a CF container image on either platform, let alone one that includes an hourly licensing fee. Is there a plan to address this in the near future?

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2018-11-22 16:36:54
2018-11-22 16:36:54

Is there a way to run/set ColdFusion’s Apache Connector option with the ColdFusion container ?

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2018-09-10 13:07:53
2018-09-10 13:07:53

There seems to be a problem with this CF container. I run 3 instances, mapped the ports so that the local ports incremented but the internal ports (inside the container remained 8500) e.g. 8501->8500 but it seems only the first instance is accessible.

SO you cant seemingly have N instances on the same docker host?

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2018-09-10 13:09:50
2018-09-10 13:09:50
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AdobeProductsUser
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All I see in the other instances is endless log messages like this

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2018-09-20 07:26:24
2018-09-20 07:26:24
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AdobeProductsUser
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Amir, could we have a look at your docker-compose file, if that’s how you are running three separate containers? Ideally all three containers must run independently. You can reach out to me at inoel@adobe.com

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2018-11-21 04:04:04
2018-11-21 04:04:04
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INoel
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Any update for the license key deployment workflow? Thanks

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2018-05-29 13:16:02
2018-05-29 13:16:02

It would be really helpful to have the CF2018 beta as a container.

It was also mentioned in a previous thread that an example apache container integrating the connector to CF would be very helpful.

Oh and MUCH more flexibility in the configuration / environment variables for JVM memory, DSN, secure profiles, specific CF settings etc. etc.

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2018-05-29 13:49:12
2018-05-29 13:49:12
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Doug Cain
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Thanks for the feedback. I will pass this to the engineers. We will also evaluate CF 2018 beta as a container. Certainly, useful.

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Doug Cain
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2018-07-11 22:29:01
2018-07-11 22:29:01
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Doug Cain
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Doug, if you want to use a containerized version of the 2018 beta, you can do so right now using the Ortus Docker images. They are powered by CommandBox, and therefore can start any CF engine/version and also come with CFConfig to manage all your config settings without needing to touch the admin UI and add-in modules like FusionReactor. You are free to wait for Adobe to come out with official images of course, but in the mean time this might give you something to play with.

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2018-07-16 10:20:49
2018-07-16 10:20:49
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Bradley Wood
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Hi Brad,

Thanks for that, I have used them before but we suffer from the ADCF war whitespace issue which makes it a bit tricky.

I’ll revisit what broke and see if we can fix it on our side, meantime I create my own CF containers for our dev environment which is quite a mission given the state of Adobes installers and config options.

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Bradley Wood
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2018-07-16 10:23:41
2018-07-16 10:23:41
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Bradley Wood
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Oh just looked and adobe have updated their containers to include 2018 now by the look of it: https://bintray.com/eaps/coldfusion/cf%3Acoldfusion

Wonder if they have addressed the config issues.

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Doug Cain
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2018-08-28 01:55:59
2018-08-28 01:55:59
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Doug Cain
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Hi, i also have question on config, how could i pass serial no/license key to container? or somewhere have a detail document. Thank you.

I have same question on forum:
https://forums.adobe.com/message/10583687#10583687

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Doug Cain
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2018-08-30 06:07:30
2018-08-30 06:07:30
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Doug Cain
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Doug,

Configuration can be provided by taking the CAR migration route, as in the ColdFusion 2016 containers.

I understand your standpoint. we are exploring if the workflow can be improved.

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Gordon Luk
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2018-08-30 06:09:56
2018-08-30 06:09:56
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Gordon Luk
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Gordon,

As of today, licence can be provided from the administrator only. We are exploring if a key can be picked up from a config / environment file.

We are working on documenting the container workflows, the way all features of ColdFusion are documented.

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INoel
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2018-08-31 04:24:54
2018-08-31 04:24:54
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INoel
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Hi Immanuel,

Thanks for info. about your team are exploring the workflow of container pick up license key. Wait for your good news. Thanks.

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