Here a small blog­post around how to find out the run­modes of an AEM instance via the Felix con­sole.

In your start-script of your AEM instance you can extend the run­modes of your CQ5 instance like this:

::* runmode(s)
set CQ_RUNMODE=author,localhost,europe

What I nev­er could find is the option to check whether AEM real­ly picked up this change.

Well here is how to do it:

  1. Go to your Felix con­sole (/system/console).
  2. Click on “Sling Set­tings” (/sys­tem/­con­sole/s­ta­tus-slingset­tings)
Here you can see the “Run modes:” of your cur­rent instance.