Monitoring BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Using MOM 2005

The Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of both BizTalk Server 2006 computers and BizTalk Server 2006 R2 computers. This upgrade of the BizTalk Server 2006 Management Pack also includes four new rules for Business Activity Monitoring (BAM).

This management pack is provided as a Web download for users of BizTalk Server 2006 R2. The BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Management Pack provides for comprehensive monitoring of important BizTalk events and performance counters to provide a centralized management and monitoring experience for a BizTalk installation.

The BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Management Pack includes the following features:

  • Event and performance-based alerts for all major BizTalk Server 2006 and BizTalk Server 2006 R2 components. All alerting rules contain product knowledge.

  • Four new Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) rules:

    • Performance Counter Rule with Threshold: Total Failed BAM Events During Flush (Performance)

    • Event Rule: Error: BAM Interceptor detected a SQL Exception (Health Monitoring)

    • Event Rule: Error: Invalid IC Schema Error (Health Monitoring)

    • Event Rule: Information: Mismatched Interceptor Configuration (Health Monitoring)

  • Streamlined alerts so that redundant alerts are minimized. Alert suppression typically based on endpoints, especially for suspended messages in BizTalk Server.

  • Views specific to the Biz Talk Server 2006 and BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Management Packs.

  • State Monitoring View for BizTalk Server provides green/yellow/red state for important health aspects of BizTalk Server and indicates overall health.

  • BizTalk Server MOM tasks to execute common operational tasks.

  • MOM tasks enable you to transition directly from a MOM alert to the BizTalk Server Administration console or to Health and Activity Tracking (HAT).

  • Comprehensive monitoring for the health of BizTalk Server MessageBoxes and Hosts.

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