Comparing Monitoring Solutions for CF and Lucee

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If you’re suffering performance and stability problems, there’s no substitute for having SOME kind of monitoring in place. But there are quite a variety of monitoring solutions available for ColdFusion and Lucee. How do you choose? (Or are they “all the same”? No!)

There may be some monitoring features built-into your CFML engine (and free), which perhaps you didn’t even know about–or it may depend on which version of the engine you’re running. There are also commercial third-party monitoring tools, built for CF and Lucee. And there are still other Java monitoring tools (some free, some commercial), which can be used readily with CF and Lucee. So many choices, but which is best for you?

In this session, we’ll review several of these monitoring alternatives, and which are available for various releases of CF and Lucee. We’ll identify several goals (problems to be solved or features one may seek), and then identify if and how each different solution meets each goal. With this information, one can better determine if a built-in tool may suffice, or better choose among other options that would best meet their specific needs–including whether having more than one tool (yes, more than monitor against a single instance) may be the best way to satisfy different needs.


Charlie Arehart

A veteran server troubleshooter who's worked in enterprise IT for more than three decades, Charlie Arehart is a longtime community contributor who as an independent consultant provides short-term, remote, on-demand troubleshooting/tuning assistance for organizations of all sizes and experience levels.