Confusion Over ColdFusion MX 6.1 Editions

A recent CFTalk thread was responded to by Ben Forta. Ben offered a simplified explanation of what you get when you upgrade to CFMX 6.1.

More information can be found on the Macromedia Livedocs site: ColdFusion MX 6.1 product editions


OK I'm confused now. (not hard to do apparently) Are you saying with the purchase of CFMX Enterprise 6.1 I can now have a full install of JRun (with its own admin) *and* depoy n instances of CFMX on that? Without having to purchase JRun separately?
How does one arrange the licensing in the initial JRun install?

Yep, that is exactly what I am saying. Nothing to arrange, if you have CF MX 6.1 Enterprise then you have the JRun license. When you run the installer you'll be presented with three installation options:
1) Install the old way, one CF instance with an embedded JRun.
2) Install a full JRun 4 with one instance of CF pre installed (and you can add more too).
3) Create the Java archive for deployment on a J2EE server of your choice, including JRun (and the just installed JRun if you used option 2 previously).
So, you are getting:
- CF Enterprise
- What was CF/J2EE
- JRun
Add the cost of those bits up and the price of Enterprise starts to look very good indeed.

Summary and Solutions: ColdFusionMX 6.1 Install Problems

Since ColdFusion MX 6.1 has been released earlier this week, there have been a handful of installation problems that have arisen, and were not uncovered during the Beta period. The following list is a summary of problems and any helpful information or solutions currently available. (In the below, references to "Unix" mean Unix and Linux).

UPDATE 8/12: Michael Dinowitz of House of Fusion fame, is aggregating similar information here: CFMX 6.1 items

ANT Script Error:
Status: ERROR
Additional Notes: ERROR - 26: Java returned: 1
Win/Unix None yet... looking for good repro case. Occurs during an upgrade from CFMX 6.0 to 6.1. Ugly workaround is to build a car file in cfmx 6 to archive all your settings, then uninstall cfmx 6.0 (and backup everything first) then install cfmx 6.1, finish the 2nd half of the install in the cfadmin, then deploy the previous car file.
ODBC Services don't start
ODBC datasources don't verify
Unable to update the ColdFusion MX ODBC Server
Timeout period expired without completion of
Win Find any file of extension ".ini" in {cfhome}db{and subdirs}
In those ini files, find any references to "C:Program FilesMerant
and change to {cfhome}db, for example C:CFusionMXdb
The left navigation pane does not display when browsing the CFAdmin over SSL Win/Unix TECHNOTE
Anything depending on customizations to the CFAdmin Java class path fail
You find that jvm.config contains a class path with no directory delimiters, but just the directory names all squeezed together.
Win Before install: Change the slashes in your custom class path from "" to "/" ... or
After install: Edit jvm.config to add forward slashes "/" in the appropriate place between the directory names. A technote is pending...
You have RedHat 8 or 9 and Apache 1.3.x instead of 2.0.x
Connector installation, either during the install or run manually later, fails and complains about Apache version even though you know you have a supported version of Apache.
RH Linix Installer did not expect to find an old version of Apache on a new version of RedHat. Follow the documentation regarding configuring your own connector. Source and instructions found in [cf_root]/bin/connectors/src/ in
Spaces in the TEMP or TMP path seems to abort the installer after extraction Win/Unix Remove the spaces from the Environmental variable for your temp dir, which would also require removing them from the actual directory names. In Windows, change the system env var, not the user's. See TECHNOTE
Silent install on Windows gives this error message, and installation fails:
MSI (s) (5C:0C): Product: ColdFusion MX -- Error 1720.There is a problem with this Windows Installer package
Win Get new coldfusion-macr-win.exe off the Macromedia website. Yours may be corrupted. Silent installs use the Windows MSI installer instead of ZeroG.
Suse 8.x
ln: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Suse Linux Comment out these lines in the ColdFusion start script.

if [ ! "$SUSEFLAG" ]; then

if [ ! "$SUSEFLAG" ]; then