Once you have set up monitoring for the applications in the environment, you can set up basic server monitoring for the BizTalk Servers. BizTalk Server monitoring section can monitor disks, NT services, system resources, and event logs and monitoring each of these components is very crucial. Configuring the monitoring of BizTalk Servers is very similar to monitoring the applications. You can set a state that you wish to monitor. The system will monitor the state of the components based on your alarm settings and send you periodic notifications to your preferred communication channels.
In this section, we will see how to set up monitoring on the disks. Your BizTalk Servers may be utilizing your local disks for variety of reasons and it’s generally a good practice to monitor the disks, so that they don't run out of space. You can set up monitoring of the disks in the BizTalk Server and allow the alarm to generate alerts when a particular threshold value is exceeded. For instance, your disk size is 100GB and you want to be notified when the disk size goes below 50GB, you can set up a warning and an alert to be aware of the status of the disks. In addition, you can check the status of the disks without having to actually see the monitoring section by seeing the visual cue next to the component names (in Green/Red color).
BizTalk360 will display the total available space of each of your available disks, and the currently available and used space in the disks. You can set up monitoring for disks as follows:
Setting up monitoring for disks
- Log in to the BizTalk360 application
- Click 'Monitoring and Notification' in the Menu panel on the left side of the screen
- Select 'BizTalk Servers' from the drop down in the top right corner of the screen
- Select the BizTalk Server for which you want to set up the monitoring on one of the components
- In the top right corner of the page, select the Alarm name (see Creating an alarm) for which you would like to associate the alerts
- Click Enable Monitoring button to set up monitoring for the disks. You can customize your alert to trigger a warning when the disk available space goes below certain percentage (say 10% or 20%)
- Click Save to save the disk monitoring information
- At any point, to stop monitoring, click Disable Monitoring button