Contents of the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Management Pack

The Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Management Pack enables you to:

  • Monitor BizTalk Server events.

  • Collect BizTalk Server-specific performance counters in one central location.

  • Raise alerts that require operator intervention.

The BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Management Pack contains rules that cover the following categories:

  • Availability Monitoring

    Availability monitoring rules monitor the availability of service from computers running BizTalk Server. Unavailability of the BizTalk Server service, receive locations, and databases are issues that cause the BizTalk Server service to become unavailable to a client or a user. Availability monitoring rules have names prefixed with "Service Unavailable.”

  • Health Monitoring

    Health monitoring rules monitor for different types of errors in BizTalk Server that require operator intervention. There are four types of health monitoring rules, which have names prefixed with "Error," "Critical Error," "Warning," and "Information:"

    • Error: Errors are events that usually represent processing problems with individual messages. In isolation they represent problems that can be rectified either at the sender end or the receiver end of a message transmission.

    • Critical Error: Critical errors represent events that indicate a significant problem has occurred. This can affect a large degree of functionality of BizTalk Server.

    • Warning: Warnings are typically problems that are intermittent in nature. They do not represent major problems in operation and may be considered lower priority compared to other alerts.

    • Information: Information alerts include information about BizTalk Server. These messages are neither errors nor warnings.

  • Utilization/Performance Tracking

    Utilization/performance tracking rules enable you to monitor the operationally relevant performance counters for BizTalk Server. These are divided into measurement rules and comparison rules.

The BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Core rule group contains the following rules to address availability monitoring, that is, monitoring related to whether BizTalk Server is currently operable, and able to process work. All of the rules are configured to suppress duplicate alerts for identical event content. This means that a repeat count will be incremented for a single alert rather than seeing multiple alert instances in the Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Operator Console. This helps to avoid a flood of alerts that an administrator must deal with; too much information can be as problematic as too little. None of the rules contain automated responses, such as e-mail/pager notifications, though you can easily add these as needed.

Rule Name Enabled

Service Unavailable: A receive location is shutting down.

Yes

Service Unavailable: All receive locations are being temporarily disabled because either the MessageBox or Configuration database is not available.

Yes

Service Unavailable: BAM Portal cannot connect to Primary Import Database - Login failed.

Yes

Service Unavailable: BizTalk HTTP receive adapter failed to initialize itself.

Yes

Service Unavailable: Error connecting to the BAM Primary Import Database - Db not found.

Yes

Service Unavailable: Failed to connect to BizTalk Management database.

Yes

Service Unavailable: Failed to initialize UPM profile context.

Yes

Service Unavailable: The Messaging Engine could not contact the SSO server.

Yes

Service Unavailable: The Messaging Engine encountered an error initializing a receive adapter.

Yes

Service Unavailable: The Messaging Engine failed to initialize a transport adapter.

Yes

The BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Core rule group contains the following rules to address health monitoring, that is, monitoring related to various non-fatal failure modes. Typically, the situation may be isolated to individual interchanges or may possibly resolve itself. The BizTalk Server service is still, in some capacity, able to process work. The primary intent of these rules is to provide operations staff with information relating to messages that are stuck in the system and that require manual intervention of some sort, and to give them the information required to rectify the root problem.

All of these rules are configured to suppress duplicate alerts for identical event content. This means that a repeat count will be incremented for a single alert rather than seeing multiple alert instances in the Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Operator Console. None of the rules contain automated responses, but you can easily add such responses if necessary.

Rule Name Enabled

Consolidate Inbound Message Rejected on Authentication Failure

Yes

Critical Error: A BizTalk host instance has stopped and is not processing information.

Yes

Critical Error: A BizTalk subservice has failed while executing a service request

Yes

Critical Error: A stored procedure call failed.

Yes

Critical Error: Monitor BizTalk NT Service Availability

Yes

Critical Error: The Messaging Engine failed to register an adapter.

Yes

Critical Error: The Messaging Engine failed to retrieve the configuration from the database.

Yes

Critical Error: The MSMQT subservice failed to start because Windows MSMQ service is running on the computer.

Yes

Error connecting to the BAM Primary Import Database – DB server not found

Yes

Error: A message going to a one-way send port is being suspended. The send port configuration corresponding to the message was not found.

Yes

Error: A receive location is invalid or incorrectly configured.

Yes

Error: A response message is suspended.

Yes

Error: An adapter raised an error during message processing.

Yes

Error: An attempt to connect to a BizTalk database failed.

Yes

Error: An outbound message is being suspended by the adapter.

Yes

Error: BAM Interceptor detected a SQL Exception

Yes

Error: BAM Portal Encountered Internal Server Error

Yes

Error: BAM Portal Encountered Internal Server Exception - Web Services may have received badly-formatted requests

Yes

Error: BAM Technical Assistance Required

Yes

Error: Connection to a SMTP host failed

Yes

Error: Error connecting to the BAM Primary Import Database - Referenced DB not found

Yes

Error: Failed to archive the processed message.

Yes

Error: Failed to delete processed message

Yes

Error: Failed to un-mark the file

Yes

Error: FILE-Receive-Message Suspended

Yes

Error: FTP-Receive-Message Suspended

Yes

Error: HTTP-Receive-Message Suspended

Yes

Error: Invalid IC Schema Error

Yes

Error: Messaging Engine has suspended a message. Failed to correlate a response message to an existing request message.

Yes

Error: MQSeries-Receive-Message Suspended

Yes

Error: MSMQ-Receive-Message Suspended

Yes

Error: Orchestration instance suspended due to errors, needs manual intervention

Yes

Error: POP3 adapter could not authenticate to the server using supplied credentials

Yes

Error: POP3 adapter could not establish connection with the POP3 server

Yes

Error: POP3-Receive-Message Suspended

Yes

Error: SMTP send adapter could not authenticate with the SMTP server

Yes

Error: SOAP-Receive-Message Suspended

Yes

Error: SQL-Receive-Message Suspended

Yes

Error: The FILE send adapter cannot open file for writing.

Yes

Error: The host instance failed to connect to the BizTalk Configuration database.

Yes

Error: The HTTP send adapter cannot connect to the remote server.

Yes

Error: The Messaging Engine is dropping the message due to an authentication failure.

Yes

Error: The processed file is either read-only or a system file.

Yes

Error: There was a failure executing a receive pipeline at an http receive location.

Yes

Error: There was a failure executing a receive pipeline.

No

Generic Error: All error events from BizTalk Server 2006

No

Generic Information: All information events from BizTalk Server 2006

No

Generic Warning: All warning events from BizTalk Server 2006

No

Information: A BizTalk Server Host Instance Windows Service Has Stopped

No

Information: Mismatched Interceptor Configuration

Yes

The Messaging Engine has suspended one or more inbound message(s).

No

The Messaging Engine has suspended one or more outbound message(s).

No

There was a failure executing a send pipeline.

No

There was an error executing a pipeline component.

No

Warning: Cube DTS has not been run

Yes

Warning: FILE receive adapter cannot reach a receive location due to network problems

Yes

Warning: TDDS failed to batch execution of streams

Yes

Warning: The Messaging Engine encountered an error publishing a batch of messages.

Yes

There are two types of performance rules within MOM: measurement rules and comparison rules. Measurement rules gather data from Microsoft Windows performance counters, or other data sources, with a specified sampling rate between 5 and 15 minutes and store the data for historical analysis. Comparison rules allow actions to be taken and alerts to be raised when a given performance value varies by a specified threshold from expected values, which can include averages of past samples. Some of the comparison rules require customization based on your particular environment. In addition, you can change the default sampling rates as needed based on your environment.

The table below shows the performance rules for the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Core rule group.

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All of the counter values for the BizTalk Tracking Data Decode Service (TDDS), otherwise known as the BAM Event Bus Service, performance object are stored with 15 minute samples.

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Within the XLANG/s Orchestrations performance object, all counters are stored with 15 minute samples, except the following: Megabytes Allocated Private Memory, Orchestrations Created, Orchestrations Created/sec.

Measurement Rule Name Enabled

BizTalk Messaging Active Receive Locations

Yes

BizTalk Messaging Inbound Latency

Yes

BizTalk Messaging Outbound Latency

Yes

BizTalk Messaging Request-Response Latency

Yes

BizTalk Messaging Request-Response Timeouts

Yes

BizTalk: WSS Adapter % Web Service Call Failures

No

BizTalk: WSS Adapter Total Receive Commit Failures

Yes

BizTalk: WSS Adapter Total Receive Message Failures

Yes

BizTalk: WSS Adapter Total Received Messages

Yes

BizTalk: WSS Adapter Total Send Message Failures

Yes

BizTalk: WSS Adapter Total Sent Messages

Yes

BizTalk: WSS Adapter Total Web Service Call Failures

Yes

BizTalk: WSS Adapter Total Web Service Calls/sec

Yes

BizTalk:TDDS Total Events

Yes

BizTalk:TDDS Total Records

Yes

BizTalk:TDDS-Total Failed Events

Yes

CPU Usage BizTalk Machines

Yes

CPU Usage BizTalk Server Process

Yes

CPU Usage BizTalk Server Processes

Yes

CPU Usage BizTalk Servers

Yes

Documents processed

Yes

Documents processed/sec

Yes

Documents received

Yes

Documents received/sec

Yes

Documents suspended

Yes

Documents suspended/sec

Yes

FILE receive Adapter Bytes

Yes

FILE Receive Adapter Bytes/Sec

Yes

FILE Receive Adapter Messages Received / Sec

Yes

FILE Receive Adapter-Messages received

Yes

FILE Send Adapter Bytes

Yes

FILE Send Adapter Bytes/Sec

Yes

FILE Send Adapter Messages Sent / Sec

Yes

FILE Send Adapter-Messages Sent

Yes

FTP Receive Adapter Bytes Received

Yes

FTP Receive Adapter Bytes Received/sec

Yes

FTP Receive Adapter Messages Received

Yes

FTP Receive Adapter Messages Received/Sec

Yes

FTP Send Adapter Bytes

Yes

FTP Send Adapter Bytes/Sec

Yes

FTP Send Adapter Messages Sent

Yes

FTP Send Adapter Messages/Second

Yes

Host - Instance State Message References - BizTalkServerInProcessHost

Yes

Host Queue Size - All BizTalk Hosts

Yes

Host Suspended Queue Size - All BizTalk Hosts

Yes

HostQ - Instances - BizTalkServerInProcessHost

Yes

HTTP Receive Adapter Messages Received / Sec

Yes

HTTP Receive Adapter Response Messages Sent / Sec

Yes

HTTP Receive Adapter-Messages received

Yes

HTTP Receive Adapter-Response Messages sent

Yes

HTTP Send Adapter Messages Received

Yes

HTTP Send Adapter Messages Received/Sec

Yes

HTTP Send Adapter Messages Sent/Sec

Yes

HTTP Send Adapter-Messages Sent

Yes

ID Process

Yes

Logical Disk %Free Space BizTalk Servers

Yes

MessageBox databases connection failures

Yes

MessageBox Dead Processes Cleanup

Yes

MessageBox Instances Size

Yes

MessageBox Msg Cleanup

Yes

MessageBox Parts Cleanup

Yes

MessageBox Spool Size

Yes

MessageBox Tracked Message Copy

Yes

MessageBox Tracking Data Size

Yes

MSMQ Receive Adapter Bytes Received

Yes

MSMQ Receive Adapter Bytes/Sec

Yes

MSMQ Receive Adapter Messages Received

Yes

MSMQ Receive Adapter Messages Received/Sec

Yes

MSMQ Send Adapter Bytes Sent

Yes

MSMQ Send Adapter Bytes/Sec

Yes

MSMQ Send Adapter Messages Sent

Yes

MSMQ Send Adapter Messages Sent/Sec

Yes

Orchestrations completed

Yes

Orchestrations completed/sec

Yes

Orchestrations Created

Yes

Orchestrations Created/sec

Yes

Orchestrations dehydrated

Yes

Orchestrations dehydrated/sec

Yes

Orchestrations discarded

Yes

Orchestrations discarded/sec

Yes

Orchestrations rehydrated

Yes

Orchestrations rehydrated/sec

Yes

Orchestrations resident in-memory

Yes

Orchestrations suspended

Yes

Orchestrations suspended/sec

Yes

Orchestrations-% used physical memory

Yes

Orchestrations-Database transactions

Yes

Orchestrations-Database transactions/sec

Yes

Orchestrations-Dehydratable orchestrations

Yes

Orchestrations-Dehydrating orchestrations

Yes

Orchestrations-Idle orchestrations

Yes

Orchestrations-Megabytes allocated private memory-<All>-15.0-minutes

Yes

Orchestrations-Megabytes allocated virtual memory

Yes

Orchestrations-Pending messages

Yes

Orchestrations-Pending work items

Yes

Physical Disk %Idle Time BizTalk Servers

Yes

Physical Disk Average Disk Queue Length BizTalk Server

Yes

POP3 Receive Adapter Active Sessions

Yes

POP3 Receive Adapter Bytes Received

Yes

POP3 Receive Adapter Bytes/Sec

Yes

POP3 Receive Adapter Messages Received

Yes

POP3 Receive Adapter Messages Received/Sec

Yes

Runnable orchestrations

Yes

Running orchestrations

Yes

SMTP Send Adapter Messages Sent

Yes

SMTP Send Adapter Messages Sent/Sec

Yes

SOAP Receive Adapter Messages Received

Yes

SOAP Receive Adapter Messages Received /Sec

Yes

SOAP Send Adapter Messages Sent

Yes

SOAP Send Adapter Messages Sent/Sec

Yes

SQL Receive Adapter Messages Received

Yes

SQL Receive Adapter Messages Received/Sec

Yes

SQL Send Adapter Messages Sent

Yes

SQL Send Adapter Messages Sent/Sec

Yes

Comparison Rule Name Enabled

Monitor Host Suspended Q Size

No

Monitor HostQ Size

No

Monitor HostQ Size - BizTalkServerApplication

No

Monitor MessageBox Instances Size

No

Monitor MessageBox Spool Size

No

Monitor MessageBox Tracking Data Size

No

Total Failed BAM Events During Flush

Yes

Total TDDS Events Failed Exceeded Limit

No

Total TDDS Failed Batches Exceeded Limit

No

Warning: BizTalk Throttled on High Database Size for a significant period

Yes

Warning: BizTalk Throttled on High Inprocess Message Count for a significant period

Yes

Warning: BizTalk Throttled on High Process Memory for a significant period

Yes

Warning: BizTalk Throttled on High Thread Count for a significant period

Yes

Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) is a separate but integral component of BizTalk Server 2006 and BizTalk Server 2006 R2 that enables heterogeneous systems to interoperate by maintaining a secure, central store of configuration information such as passwords. The Microsoft Enterprise Single Sign-On Management Pack monitors the availability of SSO. Because SSO is primarily security-focused, any alerts raised from SSO might indicate security issues, and thus are of high importance.

The BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Management Pack must be deployed to monitor SSO. After importing the Enterprise Single Sign-On Management Pack, you must associate the Enterprise Single Sign-On rule group with the BizTalk Server 2006 and the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 computer groups. You should also add the stand-alone SSO computers to the BizTalk Server 2006 and the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 computer groups created by the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Management Pack. For more information, see How to Add Enterprise Single Sign-On Computers to the List of Computers Monitored by the BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Management Pack.

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