Looking at installing ColdFusion2016.
The current Cold Fusion 11 is that the web server and application is on one server.
The suggestion for the new environment would be to have a web server with IIS on one server and an application server, containing ColdFusion,.
Is there any documentation for setting up the new environment?
An alternative to setting up distributed mode is to install CF and a web server on one machine, and just a web server on another. This basically gives you the same advantages as distributed mode, but is in my opinion a bit easier to manage. You don't have to worry about having matching file paths, etc. You'd use the second web server as a reverse proxy to the CF machine, so that public requests would just go to the standalone web server, and it would be configured to figure out which requests get forwarded to the CF machine. No CF-specific instructions are needed for this, just learn how to configure a reverse proxy with your web server. This is a little harder with IIS, but you can actually use IIS for your CF server and Apache or nginx or whatever for your public web server.
Dave Watts, CTO, Fig Leaf Software