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Pipeline category

Please also review the Recommended tracking settings for default pipelines user guide! There is a BUG in BizTalk that Nodinite can tackle and that you must be aware of.

The Nodinite BizTalk Server Monitoring Agent has built-in support for monitoring and managing the tracking settings for Pipelines (making sure your tracking settings remain as recommended).

  • Pipelines in BizTalk are listed in Nodinite as resources by its unique name
  • Pipelines belong to some named BizTalk Server Application
  • BizTalk Server pipelines are grouped by the following Category Pipeline

Pipelines
Example of a Monitor View filtered by the 'Pipeline' category.

What are the key features for Monitoring BizTalk Server Host instances?

  • State Evaluation - Monitors and evaluates the run-time state of pipelines and warns if body tracking becomes set for pipelines

What is evaluated for the Pipeline category ?

The different evaluated states for pipelines are provided in the table below:

State Status Description Actions
Unavailable Resource not available If the tracking settings for pipelines can't be evaluated either due to network or security-related problems Review prerequisites
Warning Body tracking is enabled Tracking is enabled before and/or after pipeline which may cause hefty unwanted logging Set default tracking
OK Default tracking is applied Default tracking options are currently set and no body tracking option is set

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


Actions

The following Actions are implemented:

  • Set default tracking

Set default tracking

The 'Set default tracking' action resets the selected pipelines' tracking setting to default.
Remote Actions
Example of the Action button with menu item 'Set default tracking'

Below is an example of a Microsoft BizTalk Server default pipeline with our recommended tracking settings:
Default tracking options
Default tracking options

Earlier versions of this agent had more Actions however we decided that Nodinite should only provide you with the one and only option that gets the correct and anticipated behaviour of your BizTalk Server environment.

Auto Healing

TIP: Use the Auto Healing feature of Nodinite to make sure Default Pipelines does not lose tracking settings when deploying/redeploying BizTalk Applications. We consider the lost setting of tracking a bug in BizTalk that may be compensated for using the Auto Healing feature of Nodinite.

And again:

Please also review the Recommended tracking settings for default pipelines user guide! There is a BUG in BizTalk that Nodinite can tackle and that you must be aware of.

Metrics

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

Remote Configuration for Pipelines

You can enable/disable the tracking monitoring feature for BizTalk Server pipelines, review the Configuration user guide for additional information:
Pipelines


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