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Railux 4 (cfubuntu)

This is old, use this instead:

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;


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.         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: (3 GB)







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.