BizTalk Operations

Posted: April 20, 2009  |  Categories: BizTalk BizTalk 2006 R2 BizTalk Server 2006 R2 SCOM 2007 Uncategorized

In one of my current projects I am working on documentation regarding BizTalk Operations for a DTAP environment (see one of my previous post about DTAP). To maintain a healthy, responsive and available environments certain procedures and IT staff are necessary to meet these responsibilities. A dedicated team of BizTalk operational specialists and SQL Server DBA’s should be created for the task of maintaining operational (P) and test environments (T,A) and development environments. A good post a couple months ago by Nick Heppleston about The BizTalk Ops Team – Maintaining a Healthy, Responsive and Available BizTalk Environment helped me a lot. Also chapter 9 of BizTalk pro book contains a lot of information and gives a lot of background on tasks mentioned in post by Nick. One other resource I used was BizTalk 2006 R2 core documentation. One of my challenges now is to digest information around SCOM and how to use it efficiently to monitor BizTalk Server environments. Last year I created a single box installation on virtual machine containing BizTalk and SCOM, where I applied BizTalk Management Pack. Just to give an impression how SCOM works, when Management Pack is applied and health services are running see screenshot below.


Application state view an alert is signaled stating there is a problem inside BizTalk application Order Processing. As you can see there are many views and panes, each having some meaning in monitoring BizTalk Server 2006 and System itself (in case virtual machine). As said before it is now time for me to dive into SCOM. Suggestions are welcome.


Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.


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