It's important to make sure the physical infrastructure of your BizTalk environment like servers, disks, CPU, memory etc., are healthy for proper functioning. As a best practice we recommend you to create one alarm dedicated to monitoring all the infrastructure related items. BizTalk360 alarm system comes with full flexibility, so if you prefer you can have 1 or more infrastructure related alarms as well. Example: One monitoring all BizTalk servers, one monitoring all SQL servers etc.
Setting up an infrastructure monitoring alarm
First create an alarm called "Infrastructure Monitoring Alarm" as explained in Create New Alarm section. Once the alarm is created, then you add the following sections into the alarm from all BizTalk servers and all SQL servers in the environment:
- Disk space of BizTalk server and SQL server
- System resources of BizTalk server and SQL server (CPU/Memory)
NT Services of BizTalk server and SQL server (such as rules engine, Enterprise SSO, Base EDI, and so on)
- Event Logs (any events related to BizTalk server and SQL server)
There is no hard and soft rules, you just need to analyse it based on your requirement and what will be essential to keep the "Lights ON" for your BizTalk environment(s).