System Integration Solutions typically communicate by sending messages on a physical transport medium to each other as part of a conversation. The participants in a conversation agrees on the type of protocol and security policies to comply with. The information about this transport channel is defined within Nodinite as an Endpoint.
Example list of Endpoints filtered by BizTalk Log Agent
TIP: Notice the last column where you can easily find out when there was last communication on that port
An Endpoint must have a user friendly name and an address (URI). The End Points are unique by their composition of:
- End Point Type
- Log Agent
Example of a BizTalk endpoint where additional tracking information is provided
The URI is expected to contain the filename like
*.xml if the last path is a folder than the path is expected to end with
Endpoints origin from the process of logging. There are 2 entry paths for messages:
- BizTalk logging, governed by the Logging Service.
- Log API (IBM Integration Bus, Mule, Custom code, Log4Net, .NET, Java, ...)
New Endpoints will be automatically created and is displayed in the overview. All logged Messages will be processed by the Logging Service. During this processing the Endpoint will get known. Messages are not allowed to be logged without the information about the Endpoint.