This checklist can be used as a guide to maintain a healthy BizTalk environment. It includes proactive tasks that
should be done a weekly basis and also includes To-Do items after BizTalk has been configured.
This list was originally created by the Microsoft BizTalk support team. Feel free to add to it.
Weekly Action Items
List of Common Issues & their Resolutions with BTS Admin Console
This is really a nice checklist and all in one place for a BizTalk Admin .. Kudos ..
Good assembly of actions and resources for BizTalk administrators.
Great job guys - very useful and actionable content.
BizTalk MsgBoxViewer is not integrated with BizTalk360: soa-thoughts.blogspot.com/.../biztalk360-new-v25-releasemessage-box.html
Steef-Jan Wiggers intend to say BizTalk MsgBoxViewer is NOW integrated with BizTalk360 www.biztalk360.com/.../tour.aspx (just a single character changed the whole meaning :-))
Regarding your point "Know what is running in each host", "Consider creating a chart of the artifacts running in each host. This will also help determine if too many items are running in a host or if a host is being underutilized."
BizTalk360 (http://www.biztalk360.com) tackles this exact issue seamlessly by giving a container view for the BizTalk Host, you'll know exactly what's running inside the host. The blog post explains this functionality, please take a look at the topic "4. Host Container View"
Sorry, Saravana I made a typo I definitely want to communicate that BizTalk360 and MBV go hand in hand.
Mandi- Added reference of PAL also whcih i found very usefull for me.
In addition to this, creating an internal WIKI or sharepoint site to keep track of all applications, known error and with solution is also a good tip.. :)
I felt like adding two more points that are very important, keeping a good framework and disaster recovery plan of the environment. Other than that, a very good article, will be useful for many people! Great work Mandi!