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Enlist action for Orchestrations

Find out how You can use the Web based Administration console (Web Client) of Nodinite to Enlist BizTalk Server Orchestrations.

From Monitor Views where you are granted access and where BizTalk Orchestrations are included and Remote Actions are allowed You can use the Nodinite Web Client to Enlist selected BizTalk Server Orchestration.

An Enlisted Orchestration can be Unenlisted, Stopped or Started. There is no need to use the BizTalk Server Administration Console (MMC) to perform this administrative task.

Do note that enlisting a BizTalk Orchestration merely means that the Orchestration will subscribe (stockpile) messages. No message processing work will be performed by enlisted orchestrations. You need to start the Orchestration for processing to be performed.

How do I Enlist an Orchestration?

To Enlist Orchestrations, the following options are available with Nodinite

  • Use the Action button menu item Enlist (as described on this page)
  • Use the Enlist button available from within the Details modal
  • Use the Auto healing feature - use with care!

To Enlist a BizTalk Server Orchestration, press the Action button menu item on the selected row and select Enlist:

ActionButtonEnlist Enlist Orchestration button menu item

The user will then be prompted with a question to continue the Enlist operation:
Confirmation dialogue when enlisting an Orchestration

Then the result of the operation will be displayed for the user:
Example of successful enlist operation

A Stopped Orchestration is the same thing (state) as an Enlisted Orchestration

Example when Enlist operation failed, in this case due to that no host handler has been assigned

If Enlisted, the BizTalk Server Orchestration will be evaluated as being in the Warning state:

Auto Healing

It is possible to have Nodinite issue the Enlist, Start, Stop or [Unenlist][SPUnenlist] command automatically for you, and this topic is further detailed in the Auto Healing user guide. This feature can be utilized to keep selected BizTalk Server Orchestrations in the intended run-time state.

TIP: Using Auto Healing keeps your BizTalk environment in the intended state

Frequently asked questions

Additional solutions to common problems and the FAQ for the Nodinite BizTalk Monitoring Agent exists in the Troubleshooting user guide.

Why can't I Enlist my Orchestration?

  • The Orchestration must be in any of the following states:
    • Unenlisted
    • Started (in which case the Enlist operation is also a Stop operation)

Make sure to configure the Orchestrations first.

  • Bindings must be properly configured
    • Host assigned
    • Port bindings must be set if applicable

Failed Enlist operation example

The Nodinite BizTalk Monitoring Agent can not enlist Orchestrations that you cannot enlist from the BizTalk Server MMC either.

Make sure to test the enlist operation from the BizTalk Server MMC if the operation fails using Nodinite

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