BizTalk Server Administration with BizTalk360

BizTalk Server is a complex enterprise integration server that typically requires daily administration. This course will teach you how to use BizTalk360 to streamline your administration tasks and provide valuable insight into daily operations.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 31, 2017
Duration
3h 9m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Introduction to BizTalk360
Installing and Configuring BizTalk360
Operational Dashboards
Security & Governance
Monitoring and Notifications
Day-to-day Operational Activities
Day-to-day Infrastructure Activities
Insight into BizTalk Through BizTalk 360
Working with Rules, ESB, and EDI
BizTalk360 for Managed Services
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 31, 2017
Duration
3h 9m
Description

At the core of every active running BizTalk Server installation is the desire to effectively administer the environment according to industry best practices, and be as hands off as possible. In this course, BizTalk Server Administration with BizTalk360, you'll learn the skills needed to be a master at BizTalk Server Administration. First, you'll explore why it's important to have a dedicated BizTalk Server Administration in your enterprise. Next, you'll discover how easy it is to setup and install BizTalk360. Finally, you'll learn in more detail of how to use BizTalk360 in every aspect of BizTalk Server Administration, from creating alerts to viewing deep analytics. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a foundational knowledge of using BizTalk360 in your day-to-day administration of BizTalk Server that will help you be more productive. Software required: BizTalk Server 2010 or greater, BizTalk360 8.0 or greater Free Trial.

About the author
About the author

Stephen W Thomas is an Independent Azure Architect specializing in hybrid integration and cloud-based solutions using Logic Apps, BizTalk Server, Service Bus, and other Azure technologies. He is a 13-time Microsoft MVP for Azure & Microsoft Integration, a published author, content creator for Pluralsight, and a strong community contributor. As an Independent Consultant, Stephen gets to work with a large variety of customers all over the world provided non-biased advice on integration and cloud computing. He blogs frequently about Azure, Logic Apps, and Cloud Computing and can be followed on Twitter.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone! My name is Stephen W. Thomas, and welcome to my course, BizTalk Server Administration with BizTalk360. I am an independent consultant, and I work for myself. I have been working with BizTalk Server since 2001 and have completed over 30 client projects using BizTalk Server. Working with BizTalk Server is always challenging. Working on the administration side of BizTalk is even more challenging because most clients overlook the amount of oversight that is needed to successfully run a large, complex, enterprise-grade integration environment. In this course, we are going to see how to use BizTalk360 to make day-to-day administration tasks much simpler. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include why BizTalk Server needs administration in the first place, how to install and configure BizTalk360. We'll look at the importance of security and governance set up in BizTalk360. And we'll see how to configure monitoring and set up alerts using BizTalk360. By the end of this course, you'll be able to understand the benefits of using BizTalk360 and be able to make use of it right away. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with BizTalk Server. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about BizTalk360 with the BizTalk Server Administration with BizTalk360 course at Pluralsight.

Introduction
Hello! My name is Stephen Thomas, and this course is titled BizTalk Server Administration with BizTalk360. This is the first module of the course. After the introduction, there are nine additional modules that go into different aspects of BizTalk Server administration in more detail. In each module, we try to compare and contrast both using the out-of-the-box BizTalk tools alongside with BizTalk360. This will give you an idea of the value-add of BizTalk360 to your BizTalk Server administration. Let's get started with an introduction. Here's a summary of what we're going to learn in this module. First off, we're going to talk about why BizTalk Server needs administration in the first place. We're going to take a look at the importance of having a dedicated resource to be that BizTalk Server Administrator. And then we're going to take a look at new enhancements to BizTalk360 since this course was started. The current release of BizTalk360 is 8. 4. And last, we're going to take a look at a demo of our first look at BizTalk360.

Introduction to BizTalk360
Hello! My name is Stephen Thomas, and this module is called Introduction to BizTalk360. Let's take a quick look at the summary of this module. First off, we're going to take a look at the current challenges that exist when administrating your existing BizTalk environment using the out-of-the-box tools provided with the product. Then we're going to take a look at why BizTalk360 came about. We're then going to see a quick introduction to security, monitoring, governance, dashboards, and other key features of BizTalk360. And, last, we're going to take a look at a demo of a day in the life of a BizTalk administrator using BizTalk360.

Installing and Configuring BizTalk360
Hello! I'm Stephen Thomas, and in this module, we're going to cover Installing and Configuring BizTalk360. Let's get started with a summary of what we're going to cover in this module. First off, we're going to talk about installing BizTalk360. We're going to briefly look at the different ways that we can license BizTalk360. We're going to see how to set up multiple BizTalk environments inside a single instance of BizTalk360. We're going to see how to set up user accounts for the very first user. We're going to see how to configure BizTalk360 to work in our specific environment. And, last, we're going to see a demo of installing BizTalk360.

Operational Dashboards
Hello! My name is Stephen Thomas, and this module is called, Operational Dashboards. Let's take a look at a summary of what we're going to learn in this module. First off, we're going to take a look at the out-of-the-box operational support that is provided with BizTalk Server. Then we're going to take a look at the importance of dashboards inside of BizTalk360. Next, we're going to look at working with customizing dashboards. And, last, we're going to see a demo of dashboards inside of BizTalk360.

Security & Governance
Hello! My name is Stephen Thomas, and this module is on Security and Governance. Let's get started with a summary of this module. First off, we're going to cover some of the basics of security and governance. Then we're going to look at user levels and user access policies inside of BizTalk. Then we're going to dive deeper into governance and auditing around BizTalk and BizTalk360. Then, last, we're going to see a demo of setting up access policies and users inside of BizTalk360.

Monitoring and Notifications
Hello! My name is Stephen Thomas, and this module is called Monitoring and Notifications. Let's take a look at what we're going to learn in this module. First off, we're going to take a look at the importance and major concepts surrounding monitoring inside of BizTalk Server. Then we're going to take a look at how we monitor BizTalk artifacts using BizTalk360. Next, we're going to cover a topic called auto healing, which allows BizTalk360 to automatically change the state of your artifacts from an undesired state to a desired state. Then we're going to see a demo of how to create alarms around the monitoring concepts that we've already covered. Next, we're going to move into data monitoring and see how it differs from typical server monitoring. Then we're going to talk about custom notification channels. And, last, we're going to see a demo of creating and working with data monitoring.

Day-to-day Operational Activities
Hello! My name is Stephen Thomas, and this module is called Day-to-day Operational Activities. Let's get started by taking a look at a summary of the items that we're going to cover in this module. First off, we're going to take a look at using the out-of-the-box BizTalk Server Administrator for performing our day-to-day operational activities. Then we're going to take a look at how this experience differs from using BizTalk360 to perform our operational activities. And, last, we're going to see a demo of working with both the out-of-the-box components and the BizTalk360 components for our day-to-day activities.

Day-to-day Infrastructure Activities
Hello! My name is Stephen Thomas, and this module is called Day-to-day Infrastructure Activities. Let's get started with a summary of this module. First off, we're going to take a look at using out-of-the-box BizTalk infrastructure tools for our day-to-day infrastructure activities. Then we're going to take a look at using BizTalk360 for our infrastructure activities. And, last, we're going to see a demo setting up and working with BizTalk360 infrastructure activities.

Insight into BizTalk Through BizTalk 360
Hello! My name is Stephen Thomas, and this module is called Insight Into BizTalk Through BizTalk360. Let's get started with a summary of this module. First off, we're going to take a look at the basics of analytics, productivity tools, health check tools, and API access inside of BizTalk360. This is a little bit different than what we've seen in some other modules where we compare out-of-the-box BizTalk features with those of BizTalk360. In this case, all these features are unique to BizTalk360. We're going to take a look at how to use these components inside of BizTalk360. And then we're going to take a look at demoes of using all of these components.

Working with Rules, ESB, and EDI
Hello! My name is Stephen Thomas, and this module is called Working with Rules, ESB, and EDI. Let's get started with a summary of this module. First off, we're going to cover the basics of rules, the ESB, which is the Enterprise Service Bus, and EDI, which is Electronic Data Interchange, inside of BizTalk. Then we're going to take a look at the out-of-the-box tools that are provided to us with BizTalk to support these components. Then we're going to take a look at how to support these components using BizTalk360. As we review each of these three components, we will see demoes of using both the native BizTalk tools and BizTalk360 to work with these items.

BizTalk360 for Managed Services
Hello! My name is Stephen Thomas, and this module is titled BizTalk360 for Managed Services. Let's take a look at the summary of what we're going to cover in this module. First off, we're going to cover the basics of Managed Services. We're going to take a look at the architecture that makes Managed Services possible. And then we're going to see a demo of how you would go about setting up Managed Services to allow yourself to have remote Client Access.