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Start Orchestration action

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

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

After you have successfully started a BizTalk Server Orchestration, you can later Stop it (so that it is no longer running and processing messages). For information about stopping a Orchestration, see How to Stop a Orchestration.

How do I Start a BizTalk Orchestration?

To Start a BizTalk Orchestration the following options are available with Nodinite

  • Use the Action button menu item Start (as described on this page)
  • Use the Start 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 on the selected row and select the Enlist button menu item:
Start Orchestration button menu item

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

Then the result of the operation will be displayed for the User:
ActionStarted Example of Successful start operation

The Orchestration may have incomplete configuration or other dependencies that prohibits the Orchestration to be started. Chances are high on failure from Nodinite that you can not start it from the BizTalk Server Administration MMC either

When the Orchestrations is Started, it will be evaluated as being in the OK state:
ResourceStarted Example of how Nodinite displays started Orchestrations in Monitor Views

Auto Healing

It is possible to have Nodinite issue the Start, Stop, Enlist or Unenlist 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 Start my Orchestration?

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

Make sure to configure the Orchestrations first.

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

Failed Start operation example

The [BizTalk Monitoring Agent][] can not start Orchestrations that you cannot start from the BizTalk Server MMC either.

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

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