Monitoring BizTalk can be done using
HP OpenView by administrators and issues can be diagnosed and resolved using BizTalk administration console with or without combination of other tools (BizTalk
Server 2010 - Tools). To use SCOM solely for BizTalk monitoring might be too costly for mid-sized organization or even an enterprise. The product requires highly skilled people to implement and operate SCOM, and it has a steep learning curve. Besides the
skillset it also requires an investments in fair amount of hard- and software. Since SCOM can monitor any Microsoft product, Azure and third-party products it would be waste of resources to just use SCOM for monitoring BizTalk. SCOM be a perfect combination
with some tools listed in this article and/or HP OpenView.
BizTalk Processing Monitor (or BPM) tool enables you to monitor message flow through your BizTalk systems. Most monitoring software mentioned in this article monitor for example the availability of
endpoints. Important to know if your endpoints are up-and-running, yet this does not guarantee that messages actually are flowing through your system. BPM provides that insight and in case of any interruptions, the user will got notified. Tool is currently
in its public beta.
AIMS is a platform technology which monitors and analyzes traffic that flows through a multi-system bus and presents it graphically. The solution provides monitoring
and alerting, web-interface, a topological map and trend analysis. The drill down capabilities enable the user to focus on specific applications or components, processes or problem areas. Color-coding of the nodes and edges enables the user to quickly check
and verify the status of the BizTalk server and integrations. The alerts are based on trends: AIMS for BizTalk Server will alert the users if the trends shows signs of values outside calculated normal deviations. For instance, a given process shows signs of
increasing traffic over a period of time, thus posing a threat in regard to load on the server in the future if this trend continues. AIMS for BizTalk Server will, without setting any thresholds, alert the users that there is a possible threat, based on analyzis
of historical data for the process and the calculated trend.
Great wiki Steef-Jan, don't forget http://www.moesion.com
Hi Tord, I have included Moesion,
Tord, I included Moesion.
Add the Windows Event Log
Windows Event Log is a part of OS, and how could/can be viewed as monitoring tool? I see it more as a feature aiding in diagnosis of issues.
I have included AIMS Innovation
Nice job on this really like it.
Great article and a very useful list