We are pleased to announce the release of BizTalk360 version 10.6, which includes several improvements to the monitoring section, as well as new features that add significant value to the product.
In this blog, we will provide an in-depth look at the features and improvements included in BizTalk360 version 10.6
Understands the new features that have been shipped in v10.6 such as:
Get to know the Enhancements done in v10.6
Monitoring and Alert Improvements: Enhancements include mapping unmapped artifacts for monitoring, “Exactly One Active” monitoring state for clustered host instances, customizable email alert subjects.
The administrator needs to start or stop App pools and websites for various reasons say for maintenance, security updates, etc. logging in to each individual server to perform these operations can be time-consuming and pose severe security risks. since team members will have full access permissions to the server.
BizTalk360 eases IIS operations in a secure way through an access policy. With the user-friendly interface, administrators can easily manage IIS App pools and websites without switching to each server.
BizTalk360 communicates with IIS servers through Telnet or Ping and lists all available App pools and websites. To manage the state, simply select the website or App pool and take action. User can start, stop, or restart by clicking the respective action button at the top.
Stopping or starting IIS websites and App pools are highly sensitive operations as it stops listening for incoming requests, and the site will become unavailable. it is crucial to have auditing in place to monitor who performs these actions and when.
BizTalk360 offers an error logging feature that enables users to collect and review log messages in real time. The system will start collecting log messages based on the user’s configuration, which can help to identify errors and their root cause.
The log messages provide detailed information about the error, including the timestamp of when it occurred, the location of the error, and a description of the error message. This information helps in troubleshooting issues within BizTalk360.
By default, BizTalk360’s logging system has a purging policy of 7 days, ensuring that log files don’t take up too much disk space. However, users can change this setting if needed to keep logs for a longer period of time.
Secure SQL query is one of the powerful features of BizTalk360, which helps to centrally store SQL queries and share them among team members. One of the biggest advantages of using this feature is users do not want to switch between multiple external tools.
Now, these query results can be monitored at periodic intervals. Users will be notified if there is any violation.
This feature allows users to map the unmapped artifacts for monitoring. If any new artifacts are added to the application, then the system will map them for monitoring and notify user the if it goes down.
A new state “Exactly One Active” is introduced to monitor the clustered host instance. By setting the expected state as “Exactly One Active” the monitoring system ensures only one host instance is running and notify if there is any violation. Users can also set at least one active to ensure at least one server is active in the High availability case.
Users can now change BizTalk360 alert email subject. the predefined information such as overall status, alert type, alarm name, and environment name can be modified as the user’s wishes. Even they can provide their own text like business process names for better understanding.
Email alerts sent from BizTalk360 can be viewed in the alert history for quick access.
In Environment settings, the mapping setting is introduced which allows the user to do the below mappings.
-Azure synapse resource endpoints can be monitored in Web endpoints.
-SFTP Monitoring now supports the relative path in the URI update, making it more useful for the users.
The users can choose to get notifications only when a task fails, which saves space in the email inbox.
We believe that these new features and improvements will greatly enhance the experience of BizTalk360 users.