To start using vFabric Web Server, you explicitly create a new instance after you install it. An instance is not created for you by default.
A vFabric Web Server instance is a complete, discrete HTTP server configuration.
You can create multiple instances that you can run simultaneously on the same computer if you do not use the same ports in two different instances. For example, the default HTTP listening port on Unix is 80, and only one instance on any computer is allowed to communicate on port 80 at any one time. So if you wanted to have two vFabric Web Server instances running at the same time on the same Unix computer, you configure one instance to use a port other than 80.
After you create an instance, its corresponding directory contains
subdirectories that in turn contain all the data required to run a given
vFabric Web Server instance. This data includes configuration information
and all other data that is associated with that instance's configuration.
For example, assume you installed vFabric Web Server in
/opt/vmware/vfabric-web-server and create an instance called
prompt$ cd /opt/vmware/vfabric-web-server/myserver prompt$ ls bin cgi-bin conf ftpdocs htdocs logs proxy ssl var
conf directory contains the vFabric Web Server
configuration files, such as
directory contains the startup script used to start and stop the
myserver instance (
httpdctl. Each of these
directories is specific to the
myserver instance. Each
instance you create will have a similar set of directories.