Note: This blog post is from 2008. Some content may be outdated--though not necessarily. Same with links and subsequent comments from myself or others. Corrections are welcome, in the comments. And I may revise the content as necessary.Folks using FusionReactor won't want to miss this news. There's a new tool available to help automate the process of configuring CF Admin datasources to be monitored (wrapped) by FusionReactor. What used to be a multi-step manual process is now just a single button.
Check out the JDBC Wrapper Tool. For now it's technically a "community contributed" tool (not in labs, and not from Intergral as a formal product). But it was written by an Intergral employee, Dave Stockton, and the company is very interested in your feedback about it. (Intergral is the company behind FusionReactor and FusionDebug.)
Check out the page for the download, docs, screenshots, a change log, tested databases and CFML server configirations, and more. (And note that it's not just for CF, but is intended to work with others. Railo support is listed coming soon **that's an update from the original post, where I said Railo support was there**.) If you can try it on other DBMSs and CFML servers, they'd welcome that input.
For those who have needed to monitor/wrap datasources, especially many, or on many servers, this is a real gem. Whether you are or not using a supported server, it's worth a few minutes of your time to check things out. I've used it, and it worked great.
For those not sure what this datasource monitoring/wrapping is all about, check out an entry I wrote earlier this year, What is the FusionReactor datasource monitoring feature? Why would I use it? Powerful stuff!. Both that and the docs I link to will give you more info. The datasource monitoring really is really a great tool for troubleshooting and trend analysis.
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