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 the expand button against the 'Application Support' tab and select the 'Applications' link in the Menu panel on the left side of the screen
- Click the application name from the application list view
BizTalk360 v8.0 allows users to export the list of available applications for the user along with their current operational and configuration status. Click Export to Excel link to download the report to your computer.
- 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
- Selecting the artifact (check box) and clicking on the Operation buttons (Start/Stop/Enable/Disable/Enlist/Unenlist) at the top of the grid
- Selecting the artifact (check box). When you do this, you will notice an inline operation showing up right next to the check box with the possible operations that you can perform on the artifact.
- Hovering over the record in the Status column - When you hover the mouse over the status column, you will notice the possible operations that can be performed on the selected artifact.
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.