Hi all. Is there an easy way to update the Tomcat that's installed with Adobe CF? I was hoping they released it as a CF upgrade, but so far no such luck. And just installing the latest Tomcat download seems fraught with peril.
02/24/2022, 3:12 PM
@Brian Adobe does not use stock Tomcat-- they have a special forked version of it. I would not try to use a stock tomcat installation at all to "upgrade" your local CF install
Unless you want to uninstall CF, and then re-install stock Tomcat and then move to a pure J2E WAR deployment (requires an Ent license), you're stuck waiting on Adobe to release Tomcat updates.
02/24/2022, 3:14 PM
I'm actually using IIS, so do I need to reinstall and configure it to use that to eliminate Tomcat all together?
02/24/2022, 3:19 PM
I don't think you can eliminate Tomcat. Tomcat is the J2EE app server that hosts the Coldfusion app server. IIS can't function as a J2EE app server by itself.
02/24/2022, 3:23 PM
Yup, that's like saying you can get rid of your DVD player to play DVDs because you've got a TV. CF is a J2E WAR and requires a servlet container.
Except Adobe CF is like one of those weird compact TVs with the DVD player built into the side of it, so you sort of forget it's there and technically a separate concern 🙂
02/24/2022, 3:24 PM
That makes sense. All good info. Thank you very much!