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BizTalk Health Monitor

  • Updated on 01 May 2018
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BizTalk360 does not bundle BizTalk Health Monitor (BHM) during installation due to the licensing restrictions of BHM. Therefore, administrators must manually install BHM separately on the server where BizTalk360 is installed. Follow the steps as shown below to configure BHM:

  • Download BHM Version 4 from this link
  • Extract the files to your preferred location in the server where BizTalk360 is installed
  • Run BHMSetup.exe 
  • Once the Installation is complete, Run the BizTalkHealthMonitor.msc file from the installed folder
  • Click Analyse Now button in the BizTalk Health Monitor MMC Snap-in window 

Monitor multiple BizTalk Environments

The BHM Snap-in allows monitoring multiple BizTalk environments from a single MMC. When you register BHM on a BizTalk server, by default it will add one “group” node representing the current BizTalk group. You can, however, add additional nodes corresponding to different BizTalk groups by specifying its name, the location and name of its Management database and the output folder.

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Each group node will have its own customized settings in terms of the level of information to collect, its level of information to display, its type of notifications to enable and its type of performance data to collect.

Configuring BHM in BizTalk360

Once BHM is installed on the server where BizTalk360 is running, the administrator needs to configure the integration with BizTalk360. To be able to monitor the output of BHM runs in BizTalk360, you need to have BHM configured in the Settings screen.

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Follow the steps as shown below to set up the integration:

  • Log in to the application (as a Superuser)
  • Click the Settings icon at the top of the page
  • Click BizTalk Health Monitor from the left menu bar:
    • BizTalk Health Monitor Download Directory - Mention the path (the path used in 'Run' to open)
    • Schedule Execution - Select the environment from the drop down for which the BHM execution has to be scheduled
    • Day/Time - Select the day and time when the BHM should run automatically. For example, selecting Monday to Sunday at 0500 hrs means that the BizTalk Health Monitor will run every day at 0500 hrs
    • Click 'Save'
  • Select BizTalk360 Health, navigate to 'Monitoring Service Status' and observe if any exception is appearing in the exception column for BHM Schedule
  • If any EULA related exception appears in the process, check below section and add the BHM Registry keys in the server where BHM is installed
  • Verify once again the exception is not appearing on the BHM Console
  • Restart the BizTalk360 Monitoring service under services.msc. Now the BHM data will automatically be collected

BizTalk-Health-Monitor.gif BizTalk Health Monitor, which just has been installed on the BizTalk360 server, needs to be configured in BizTalk360. Further a schedule must be set up, to run BHM twice per business day; at 9:00 AM and at 6:00 PM.

BHM EULA

This issue mainly happens on a 64-bit machine. When you accept the EULA displayed by BHM, it writes the acceptance setting in the 64 bit registry hive.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\BizTalkHealthMonitor\\EULA]\n\"EULAAccepted\"=\"YES\"

But BizTalk360 is 32-bit due to restrictions imposed by dependency objects like ExplorerOM, hence it always looks at the 32-bit hive (WoW64 in a 64 bit machine). To fix this issue, please create following entry in the registry.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Wow6432Node\\BizTalkHealthMonitor\\EULA]\n\"EULAAccepted\"=\"YES\"

You can create the above keys by opening regedit.exe ("Run as Administrator").