Managing multiple BizTalk Environments
  • 03 Sep 2019
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Managing multiple BizTalk Environments

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Article Summary

BizTalk360 allows users to configure BizTalk groups that need to be managed. When BizTalk360 is installed, a default environment gets created in BizTalk360 (with the same name as the SQL server instance). The administrators need to Activate the license for the environment, once the new key is applied, the license will change to appropriate license type.

Add an Environment

You can configure multiple BizTalk Environments within a single installation of BizTalk360. To add a new environment, follow the steps as shown below:

  • Log into the application (as a Super User)
  • Click the Settings icon at the top of the page
  • Click Environments from the left menu bar
  • Click New to add a new environment
  • In the Environment Configuration page, you can provide the following:
  1. Name - Enter a friendly name that helps to identify the environment. Ex. Contoso-QA
  2. BizTalk Management SQL Instance Name - Enter the name of the SQL server instance that holds the BizTalk Management Database. Ex. BT360DOC01
  3. BizTalk Management Database Name - Enter the name of the BizTalk Management Database (BizTalkMgmtDb)
  4. Pick your Environment UI color - Pick your preferred color for the environment. Users can choose a color theme for their environment for easy identification purposes. The color coding of the default environment is automatically created when BizTalk360 is installed for the first time. Similarly, when you create a new environment in BizTalk360, you can choose a custom color for the environment
  5. Allowed Features - Select the features that need to be available for the particular environment, click Select All check box to allow all the features.
  • Click Save to add the new environment to BizTalk360

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The example shows you to create a new environment BT360DOC04 and select the allowed features for the environment.

Edit an Environment

Once an environment is added to BizTalk360, there may be a need to change the environment information or update the license key information. The Update Environment screen provides options to modify the environment information. To edit the environment:

  • Select the environment by clicking the checkbox
  • Click the Edit button in the Manage Environments screen
  • In the Update Environment section, modify the information in the fields as required
  • Click Cancel to revoke all the changes made in the Update Environment page
  • Click Save to update the environment information. BizTalk360 will first test the connection to validate the information and if all the information is valid, the environment information will be updated. Otherwise, BizTalk360 will display an error message.

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The example shows you to edit an existing environment in BizTalk360. You can edit the environment name, SQL instance name, Database name, change environment UI color, and the allowed features list.

Delete an Environment

As a Super User, you can choose to delete a configured environment depending on the business requirement. Deleting an environment automatically deletes all the data associated with the environment. Say, the user access policies, event log data, monitoring alarm data, threshold data, and so on. Therefore you need to be very careful before deleting an environment. To delete an environment, follow the steps as shown below:

  • Click the Settings icon at the top of the page
  • Click Licenses from the left menu bar and select the checkbox against the environment and click Deactivate
If the environment license is not deactivated before trying to delete the environment, BizTalk360 will display an error message as "The environment has an active license, please deactivate the license via License screen first".
  • Click Environments from the left menu bar
  • Select the checkbox against the environment name and click Delete
  • The environment gets deleted and BizTalk360 displays the message as "Environment deleted successfully"

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The example shows you to delete an existing environment in BizTalk360.

Reordering an Environment

Once after creating the environments, they will get ordered based on the order of environment creation. Here, you can reorder the environments just by dragging and dropping the row on the grid based on your business needs.

For instance, if you have three environments like Production, QA and Test. Initially when you load BizTalk360, by default the first environment (Production) will get loaded. There may be a need to have QA or Test environment to get loaded first, when you open BizTalk360. In that case, you can change the order of the environment and the same order will get displayed across all the sections of BizTalk360.

Reorder an Environment

The example shows you to reorder an existing environment in BizTalk360.

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