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BizTalk Application

Easily view and manage artifacts with selected BizTalk Server Application

From the modal loaded using the Details actions there are multiple tabs organized in a way to mimic the BizTalk Server MMC with each one documented in its own paragraph on this page:
Tabs
Quick glimpse on what this user guide is all about

Access to this most valuable information is available from within Monitor Views listing BizTalk Applications as Nodinite Resources .
BizTalk Application resource
Example of BizTalk Applications as resources displayed in a Monitor View

Application Name="Application"
Category Name="Health Check"
Resource Name="Name of BizTalk Application"

What's being evaluated for 'BizTalk Application'?

The 'BizTalk Application' resource of the BizTalk 'Health Check' Category has no thresholds and acts as a placeholder so you can access all the associated artifacts using the Actions button.

The evaluated state is provided by the table below:

State Status Description Actions
Unavailable Resource not available If the number of rows can't be evaluated either due to network or security-related problems Review prerequisites
OK Placeholder This resources is always OK and no thresholds exists Details

TIP: The evaluated state may be reconfigured using Expected State functionality that exists on every Resource within Nodinite.


What remote actions are available?

  • Details
    Actions

Click on the Actions button and click on the Details menu item to view the details page.
Details

In the very top you will see the name of the selected BizTalk Server Application. Next, you can see the current status followed by some Action buttons to help you manage the state of the selected BizTalk Server Application.

Status
Currently evaluated state

Start options

From the Start button there are different options to start the BizTalk Application:
Start options
Click on the Start button to display the different start options

  • Start all - Simply ask all Resources within the BizTalk application to start. Nodinite will start them in the correct order.
  • Advanced - Expand start options

Start all option

If you select the 'Start all' option you will be prompted to continue with the operation:
Really Start all
Example with confirmation to start selected BizTalk Server Application

Advanced option

If you select the 'Advanced' option a panel will appear:
Advanced Start options
Example with confirmation to start selected BizTalk Server Application

This panel will be displayed with different options depending on the actual artifacts that exists within the BizTalk Application

Check the options you want and then click on the 'Start with selected options' button. You will now be prompted to confirm the operation:
ConfirmAdvancedStart
Example with confirmation to start selected BizTalk Server Application

Stop options

From the Stop button there are different options to stop the BizTalk Application:
Stop options

  • Minimal Partial Stop - Allow running instances to continue
  • Partial Stop - Suspend running instances
  • Full Stop - Terminate instances

Minimal Partial Stop

Disables receive locations and allows running instances to continue (complete).

If you click on this alternative you will prompted to confirm the operation:
Minimal Partial Stop
Example with confirmation to stop selected BizTalk Server Application

Partial Stop

This operation will perform multiple tasks:

  • Disables receive locations
  • Stop all orchestrations
  • Unenlists and stops and send ports
  • Running instances will be suspended

If you click on this alternative you will prompted to confirm the operation:
Partial Stop
Example with confirmation to stop selected BizTalk Server Application

Full Stop

This operation will perform multiple tasks:

  • Disables receive locations
  • Stop all orchestrations
  • Unenlists and stops and send ports
  • Running instances will be Terminated

If you click on this alternative you will prompted to confirm the operation:
Full  Stop
Example with confirmation to stop selected BizTalk Server Application

Application details tab

This is the default tab when you open Details for the selected BizTalk application. In this tab, you can see if the selected BizTalk application is the current default BizTalk application.

You can also manage the Description for the selected BizTalk application. Do remember to click on the Save button to persist any changes.

Last you will find references both from and to the selected BizTalk application.

Orchestrations tab

From within the Orchestrations tab, you will be presented with a list of Orchestrations for the selected BizTalk Server Application.

Orchestrations tab
List of Orchestrations

You can view and manage the current state using any of the following Remote Actions:

  • Enlist
  • Start
  • Stop
  • Unenlist

Orchestration actions
The list of actions depends on the current state of the Orchestration

How to create Role Links in Orchestrations

From within the Role Links tab, you will be presented with a list of Role Links for the selected BizTalk Server Application.
Role links

Send Port Groups tab

From within the Send Port Groups tab, you will be presented with a list of Send Port Groups for the selected BizTalk Server Application.
Send Port Groups
List of Send Port Groups for the selected BizTalk Server Application

You can view and manage the current state using any of the following Remote Actions:

  • Enlist
  • Start
  • Stop
  • Unenlist

SendPortGroupsActions
The list of actions depends on the current state of the Send Port Group

Send ports tab

From within the Send Ports tab, you will be presented with a list of Send Ports for the selected BizTalk Server Application.
Send Ports
List of Send Ports for the selected BizTalk Server Application

You can view and manage the current state using any of the following Remote Actions:

  • Enlist
  • Start
  • Stop
  • Unenlist

SendPortActions
The list of actions depends on the current state of the Send Ports

Receive Ports tab

From within the Receive Ports tab, you will be presented with a list of 'Receive Ports' for the selected BizTalk Server Application.
Receive Ports
List of 'Receive Ports' for the selected BizTalk Server Application

Receive Locations tab

From within the Receive Locations tab, you will be presented with a list of Receive Locations for the selected BizTalk Server Application.
Receive Locations
List of Receive Locations for the selected BizTalk Server Application

You can view and manage the current state using any of the following Remote Actions:

  • Enable
  • Disable

ReceiveLocationsActions
The list of actions depends on the current state of the Receive Locations

Policies tab

From within the Policies tab, you will be presented with a list of Policies for the selected BizTalk Server Application.
Policies tab

Schemas tab

From within the Schemas tab, you will be presented with a list of XSD schemas which are implemented within Nodinite as Message Types for the selected BizTalk Server Application.
Schemas
List of Receive Locations for the selected BizTalk Server Application

You can view and manage the current state using any of the following Remote Actions:

  • View
  • Download

SchemaActions
The list of actions for Schemas

View

Click on the View menu item to display the Schema definition:
Schema View

Download

Click on the Download button to download the xsd as a file.

Maps tab

From within the Maps tab, you will be presented with a list of Maps for the selected BizTalk Server Application.
Maps

Pipelines tab

From within the Pipelines tab, you will be presented with a list of Pipelines for the selected BizTalk Server Application.
Pipelines

While you are here, make sure to read the 'Recommended tracking settings for default pipelines' user guide

Resources tab

From within the Resources tab, you will be presented with a list of installed resources (usually BizTalk DLLs) for the selected BizTalk Server Application.
Resources

While you are here, make sure to read the 'BizTalk Configuration Overview' user guide

Overview

From within the Overview tab, you will be presented with a list of BizTalk artifacts for the selected BizTalk Server Application.
Overview

NOTE: The display order is descending on the column Last modified. This is really helpful giving you information when something was changed

While you are here, make sure to read the 'Run-time configuration comparison' user guide

BizTalk does not have the information about who did the actual change since the MMC does not have anybuilt-in audit logging. If you are using Nodinite all sensitive and modifying operations are being Log Audited.

Metrics chart

Not yet implemented, please send a feature request if you need this feature detailing what you would like to see.

Meanwhile, please review many of the other features for the Nodinite Microsoft BizTalk Server Monitoring Agent instead where Metrics already are implemented.


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