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  • Hi...

    i need to compose a document with performance counters values to monitor.

    what is Spool Size value that monitor should alert?

    i mean which number and above it's a problem?

     

    also, i need more values\limits for those parameters:

     

    Host Queue – Length

    Database transactions/sec

    Dehydrating orchestrations

    Message Box database connection failures

    Pending messages

    Orchestrations suspended

     

    Any some best practices out there?...

    Thanks…

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 8:21 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    There is an excellent resource inside Professional BizTalk Server 2006 regarding this subject. Chapter 9:

    Performance and Scalability—This chapter covers all the things you must have in place before beginning any performance testing. Forgetting these often leads to bad performance results.  The chapter then explains how to monitor BizTalk, SQL, and IIS, explaining all the relevant performance counters and what they actually mean. We also provide a complete reference on what BizTalk throttling is and how it works, including an explanation of all the various throttling states.  The final section of the chapter discusses a number of common symptoms. These are problems that customers run into regularly and include high CPU usage and sudden processing drop off. The chapter explains the common reasons and things to check to identify the underlying problem.

    You can even download an excel sheet/tool that you can use to capture/gather performance counters. So you could try to get copy of this book. You could also have a look at this post, and follow ups.

    HTH

    Regards,

    Steef-Jan Wiggers
    MCTS BizTalk Server
    http://soa-thoughts.blogspot.com/
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    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 11:54 AM
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  • For Performance counter, this MSDN post will be helpful to detect the bottleneck of your biztalk application: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa578394(BTS.20).aspx
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    Mo
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    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 8:46 AM
  • Hi,

    I think there is no fixed value for BizTalk the performance counters that indicates when your environment might be overloaded or in other problems. The actual values will vary from environment to environment and depend on the used hardware (number of servers, cpu, memory, i/o, etc), BizTalk configuration and tuning settings.

    I would suggest to have a look at the PAL tool: http://pal.codeplex.com/. This might be helpful.

     

     


    HTH,

    Randal van Splunteren - MVP, MCTS BizTalk Server
    http://biztalkmessages.vansplunteren.net

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    Check out the PowerShell provider for BizTalk: http://psbiztalk.codeplex.com
    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 10:34 AM
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  • Hi,

    There is an excellent resource inside Professional BizTalk Server 2006 regarding this subject. Chapter 9:

    Performance and Scalability—This chapter covers all the things you must have in place before beginning any performance testing. Forgetting these often leads to bad performance results.  The chapter then explains how to monitor BizTalk, SQL, and IIS, explaining all the relevant performance counters and what they actually mean. We also provide a complete reference on what BizTalk throttling is and how it works, including an explanation of all the various throttling states.  The final section of the chapter discusses a number of common symptoms. These are problems that customers run into regularly and include high CPU usage and sudden processing drop off. The chapter explains the common reasons and things to check to identify the underlying problem.

    You can even download an excel sheet/tool that you can use to capture/gather performance counters. So you could try to get copy of this book. You could also have a look at this post, and follow ups.

    HTH

    Regards,

    Steef-Jan Wiggers
    MCTS BizTalk Server
    http://soa-thoughts.blogspot.com/
    If this answers your question please mark it accordingly


    BizTalk
    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 11:54 AM
    Moderator