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Throttling Data

  • Updated on 01 May 2018
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Throttling Data

BizTalk360 contains a monitoring service specifically to collect the throttling performance counter data from various servers in the environment. The service collects the throttling information of the host/host instances configuration every 15 seconds. Throttling Analyser feature in BizTalk360 plots them in a graph that will help the user to understand the different states of the host/host instances during a time range. The support users may/may not have sufficient information about the throttling state and the mitigation strategy to reduce the throttling conditions of the host/host instance. This is where Knowledge Base articles can be really helpful for support people to understand the problem and identify a solution. Let's say throttling activity of a host instance is being monitored and at a point in time the monitoring service plots the throttling state against the 'System Memory'. Once the reason and a mitigation strategy are identified for the throttling, as a best practice, the information can be documented so that it could be handy for support personnel when they encounter a similar situation.

Adding New KB Article For Throttling Data

  • Log into the application
  • Click 'Knowledge Base' icon at the top of the page
  • Click 'Throttling Data' in the Manage Knowledge Base articles page
  • Click 'Add New' to create a new KB article
  • In the Add New Knowledge base Article page, enter/select the following information. Only when the environment is selected from the drop-down, the application will allow the selection the other items.
  1. Article Title – Give a meaningful name for the article
  2. Event ID – Add the throttling state value (ex: 4-process memory, 5- system memory, 10 – user override etc.)
  3. Article Description – Enter the detailed information for the KB Article in the text editor space provided. The text can be formatted with the appropriate font/colors/bold/italics and so on
  4. Environment – Choose the environment in which the KB Article is to be displayed. If the default option (Choose Environment) is chosen, the KB article will be applied to all the environments.
  5. Computer name – Select the computer name in which the throttling data is being collected
  6. Hostname – Select the host for which the throttling information is collected
  • Click 'Save and Close' to save the KB article for the corresponding throttling data
  • Click 'Save and Add Another' to save the KB article and immediately create another new KB article
  • Click 'Close' - to close the KB article creation window and display the list of created KB articles. It will prompt the user with a confirmation message as 'Are you sure you want to close?'. Click OK to close the KB article creation window.

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Create multiple articles for same Throttling data

BizTalk360 allows support persons to create and tag multiple articles against the same error code. The application uses the Best Match scenario to identify and display the KB article for the error code.Let's say there is a KB article for the throttling data "system memory" and a new KB article to be created for the same throttling data, but for a different host as the mitigation steps are different when compared to other host instances. This depends on the additional options, known as tags (Environment, Computer Name, Host Name) that the support person chooses while creating a KB article for the particular service instance error code.

When creating multiple articles for the same throttling data, follow the exact same steps as shown in "Adding a KB Article for the Throttling Data" section and select the appropriate tags (Environment, Source, Log User, Log Type, Computer Name, Category, Log Name) for the error code. The tags will play the differentiator role to display the appropriate KB article.