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Railux 4 (cfubuntu)

This is old, use this instead: http://www.thesitestudio.com/blog/cfcentos7-lucee-coldfusion-and-db2-development-virtual-machine/

This version of the Railo CFML ColdFusion Virtual Machine Appliance has MySQL database and Ubuntu desktop. It has (almost) everything for Railo/ColdFusion development, including;

Instructions:

All the usernames (except MySQL which is root) and passwords are coldfusion 

Extract the files using WinRar, double click the VMX file (you’ll need the free VMWare Player), and choose “I copied it” when it first starts.

  • Log in to Windows (Xcfe) with password coldfusion
  • All the admin (Tomcat manager, Railo manager) URLs are bookmarked in Firefox (once you start Firefox in the VM, you will see them bookmarked in Firefox).
  • CFEclipse (under Start>Development Tools) defaults to an Apache virtual host named cfubuntu. This host is bookmarked in Firefox, as is the default host. 
  • The cfubuntu virtual host can be viewed from other computers only if you add it to your hosts file. e.g.    192.168.1.2         cfubuntu
  • If you need to add more virtual hosts, look at the Apache and Tomcat conf files. (in /etc/tomcat7 or /etc/apache2 — e.g. files are server.xml, web.xml, http.conf, etc) — since this topic is beyond the scope of this article, I won’t elaborate – but you can ask below.

This version is not locked down or hardened, it’s not for production.

 

Edit: Railo admin is not bookmarked. Browse to http://localhost:8080/railo —- password is coldfusion

Download here:

http://www.thesitestudio.com/distro/cfubuntu.rar (3 GB)

Screenshots

Cfubuntu2

Cfubuntu5

Cfubuntu4

Cfubuntu3

 

Railux 3.3 – A ColdFusion Application Server VM Appliance

update: this version is old, newer one is here and it has MySQL and Eclipse.

update:  fixed password issue,  working on enhancements (Eclipse, mySQL, etc)

With the release of Railo 3.3,  we now have Railux 3.3! This version is built on Damn Smal Linux (DSL) and is a base version with almost no configuration other than Railo with Tomcat.  This is so that you can customize it any way you wish.  It’s fast and light-weigth. You can also use this as a plain Tomcat server.

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Railux: A Railo ColdFusion CFML Virtual Appliance

This is the older version of Railux, but has Apache and MySQL. For the ligthweight new Railux with Railo 3.3, go to http://blog.thesitestudio.com/?p=79

Railo Appliance, Railux, is an Apache/Tomcat/Railo stack on Ubuntu Linux and Railo 3.2 on Tomcat. Based on the BitNami Apache-Tomcat Appliance, it’s a fully functioning Railo ColdFusion Server Appliance that could be used for production or development.

Version information
– Railo 3.2 (CF 9.0 compatible)
– Apache 2.2.16
– Tomcat 6.0.29
– MySQL 5.1.50
– Java 1.6.0_22
– Samba server (latest via apt-get)
– UFW Firewall (latest via apt-get)
– Nano editor (latest via apt-get)

Usernames, passwords, and other information
– For Linux: bitnami:bitnami
– For Tomcat: manager:bitnami
– For Railo: istanbul
– For Samba: coldfusion:istanbul
– For mySQL: coldfusion:istanbul
– Hostname: Railux
– IP Address: DHCP Configured
– Railo Homepage: http://railux (you will need to add the IP and name to your host file)
– Tomcat Manager URL: http://railux/manager
– Installation folder: /opt/bitnami

How to get it
Download image (717MB)
– Extract the contents folder to your drive

How to use it
– Double click bitnami-tomcatstack-6.0.32-0-ubuntu-10.10.vmx in the extracted folder to start the appliance (you must have VMWare or VMWare Player, get the player free here)
– There is no need to login to the console to use Railo. After start up, you can either go to the IP address displayed on the console window or go to http://railux to view the Railo homepage. From there you can access the Railo admin
– The Site Studio website is provided as an example under http://railux/tss
– To upload your website, go to the samba share on \railuxcoldfusion
– You can delete the TSS folder if you like but do not delete anything else
– To make the default page your home page (e.g. http://yourdomain.com), you must add a Virtual Host to Apache , then  create a domain in your hosts file or on your network’s DNS server and point it to railux so you can access it
– The conf file is in /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/httpd.conf
– Restart Apache when done by running the control script by sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh restart apache

Future Features
– Add Mura and other CF apps
– Improve management
– Reduce image size
– Add other VM formats

If you have questions or feedback, contact me ozzy@thesitetudio.com