BizTalk and Systems Center: Operations Manager w/ BizTalk Management Pack
The BizTalk 2006 R2 Management Pack is a rewrite from the original pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM). It is designed around all of the new features of BizTalk 2006 R2 including RFID and EDI. The pack ties into SCOM very nicely and once it has been imported into SCOM, it can automatically scan the network and will detect your BizTalk environment.
The main purpose of the pack is to
· Monitor BizTalk events
· Collect BizTalk specific performance counters in one central location
· Raise alerts on events
This pack is designed to provide the following services
· Availability Monitoring
This can detected a multitude of items with very little configuration. It will automatically detect if a send or receive port goes down, connection problems with the BizTalk database, messaging engine connection issues with the SSO database.
· Health Monitoring
You can use Health Monitoring rules to take a proactive approach to keeping your BizTalk environment running. It classifies events in familiar categories: critical error, error, warning, and information. Rules can be configured which then can be links to alerts so that someone can be notified when particular events occur. Here are just a few samples of the monitoring that you can do with the pack.
A receive location is invalid or incorrectly configured
An adapter raised an error during message processing
BAM Interceptor detected a SQL Exception
ú Critical Error
Host instance has stopped and is not processing information
The Messaging Engine failed to register an adapter
The Messaging Engine failed to retrieve the configuration from the database
FILE receive adapter cannot reach a receive location due to network problems
The Messaging Engine encountered an error publishing a batch of messages
A BizTalk Server Host Instance Windows Service Has Stopped
Mismatched Interceptor Configuration
The Messaging Engine has suspended one or more outbound message
· Utilization/Performance Tracking
· Enterprise Sign Sign On Monitoring
The bottom line is that this pack was very easy to install and to use. It is a valuable tool to have because at a glance you will know how your BizTalk environment is doing.
You can download the pack here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=389FCB89-F4CF-46D7-BC6E-57830D234F91&displaylang=en&displaylang=en