The send port is the final stage in the life cycle of a message in BizTalk server environment. It is the location to which the BizTalk server sends the messages. The support users need to ensure the send ports and other main run-time artifacts are in a healthy state for the smooth functioning of the BizTalk application. The user can click on the Send Ports tab of the application that will list all the send ports in the application, and perform operations such as Start/Stop/Enlist/Unenlist on the send ports.
Viewing the Send Ports of an application
To view the send ports of an application in BizTalk360, follow the steps as shown below:
- Log in to the BizTalk360 application
- Click 'Applications' in the Menu panel on the left side of the screen
- Click the application name from the application list view
- Click Send Ports tab to view the list of Send Ports of the application
Click the sliders to view the process of seeing the send ports of an application.
Viewing the Properties of the Send Ports
The properties window of the send port displays the general and transport information about the send port, primary and backup transport information, the list of outbound maps that are configured to transform the messages moving out of the send port, filter and tracking information. The General section of the send port properties also display the properties of the Send Pipeline and the Transport adapters. Click the eye icon against each send port to view the properties.
Click the sliders to view the process of seeing the properties of the send ports.
Performing Operations on the Send Ports
Based on the user permissions, the users will have the ability to perform operations such as Starting/Stopping/Enlisting/Unenlisting a send port. The operations can be performed on a single send port or on multiple send ports by selecting the check boxes. Here are the basic operations that can be performed on the send ports depending on their run states:
|Send Port Run State||Operations that can be performed|
The buttons have the following meaning:
- Start - The Send Port is started. Any messages to which the send port is subscribed are passed to the configured URI.
- Stop - The send port is inactive and although no new messages will be sent to the URI, any messages to which the send port is subscribed will be attached to it. When the send port is started, the messages will be sent to the configured URI.
- Enlist - By enlisting a send port, a subscription is created for the send port. So if any messages are published to the MessageBox, to which the send port is subscribed, the send port receives a copy of that message and processes it.
- Unenlist - This results in removing the existing subscription for the send port
Click the following sliders to view the process of stopping a running send port, and then starting it, unenlisting the send port and later enlisting it.