Course Outline

Introduction

Overview of BizTalk Server Features and Architecture

  • BizTalk components, tools and tasks

Installing and Configuring BizTalk Server

  • Basic vs custom configuration
  • Pre-installation tasks
  • Installing and configuring
  • Post-installation tasks

Getting Started

  • Navigating the UI
  • BizTalk Server Administration console
  • BTSTask command-line tool

Setting up and Managing Users

  • Securing user passwords using ESSO
  • Managing user credentials

Routing Messages

  • Configuring message routing
  • Sending and receiving messages (adaptors)
  • Setting up a business process workflow (orchestration)

Securing Messages

  • Installing and configuring certificates in Biztalk
  • Securing messages using pipelines
  • Encrypting and decrypting a message
  • Applying and verifying a digital signature

Creating, Running and Managing Business Rules

  • How business rules work
  • Implementing business rules using Business Rules Engine (BRE)
  • Managing Business Rules Engine (BRE)

Deploying a Biztalk Application

  • Deploying an assembly to an application
  • Customizing binding files
  • Deploying the application as an MSI Package
  • Troubleshooting runtime exceptions

Automating a BizTalk Deployment

  • What to automate
  • Scripting using BTSTask
  • Scripting using PowerShell
  • Automating other administrative tasks

Integrating Applications across Organizational Boundaries

  • Case Study: Exchanging business documents
  • Determining where and how to send and receive messages
  • Understanding ports and bindings
  • Using parties, roles, and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Tracking and Monitoring Business Activity

  • Enabling and managing tracking settings
  • Enabling data analytics
  • Configuring Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
  • Tracking, viewing and analyzing data
  • Third-party monitoring tools

Configuring Biztalk Server for Highly-Available

  • Managing hosts and host instances
  • Isolating hosts, services, etc.

Disaster Recovery in BizTalk

  • Planning for Disaster Recovery
  • Recovering the BizTalk Server databases
  • Recovering the BizTalk Server runtime
  • Recovering Enterprise Single Sign-On (ESSO)

Updating Biztalk Server

  • Installing Feature Packs
  • Installing BizTalk Server tools

Managing BizTalk Server Applications

  • Deploying a BizTalk application
  • Updating the application

Setting up Hosts and Host Instances

  • Configuring a BizTalk host as a cluster resource
  • Configuring BizTalk adapter
  • Managing the MessageBox database

Testing Biztalk Server

  • Unit testing
  • Performance testing
  • Automated testing

Monitoring BizTalk Server

  • Types of Monitoring
  • What is PAL?
  • Other Tools for Monitoring BizTalk Server

Automated Monitoring of BizTalk Server

  • Monitoring BizTalk Using OpsMgr
  • Monitoring BizTalk Using BizTalk 360
  • Monitoring BizTalk Using AIMS for BizTalk

Fixing Errors

  • Handling runtime exceptions
  • Troubleshooting runtime exceptions

Optimizing BizTalk Server Performance

  • General optimizations
  • Optimizing for low latency
  • Using Relog.exe

Optimizing BizTalk Server Environment

  • Optimizing the operating system
  • Optimizing the network
  • Optimizing IIS

Optimzing SQL Server

  • Optimizing before and after BizTalk Server

Optimizing Resources

  • Understanding the Biztalk throttling mechanism
  • Adjusing throttling settings

BizTalk Server Environment Maintenance

  • Creating a checklist
  • Carrying out daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly maintenance tasks

Summary and Conclusion

Requirements

  • Experience managing Windows-based network environments

Audience

  • System administrators
  • System engineers
  • Developers
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