Quick Alarm
  • 04 Feb 2019
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Quick Alarm

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The first step in monitoring using BizTalk360 is to create Alarms. Alarms in BizTalk360 act like a package to associate things together. Quick Alarm configuration helps you to achieve this objective with no trouble.
A Quick alarm is a consolidated alarm which selects some artefacts randomly from the applications which are in Start/Stop/Partially Started state and map it for monitoring. It maps following resources for monitoring under various categories (Threshold, Data Monitoring, Health Check)

Below artefacts are mapped for threshold monitoring.

  • Receive Location
  • Send Port
  • Orchestration
  • Host Instances
  • Host Throttling
  • SQL Jobs
  • BizTalk Servers (Disks and System resources)

The following modules are mapped for data monitoring with basic filter configuration.

  • Process Monitoring
  • Message Box
  • BAM
  • EDI
  • ESB
  • Tracking

Various ways of Quick Alarm configuration

  1. From the Dashboard
    When no alarms have been configured in your environment. Then you can configure a Quick alarm either from the general monitoring dashboard or the data monitoring dashboard.

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  1. From the Manage Alarm section
    You can also create a Quick Alarm from the Manage Alarm section by selecting the ‘Quick Alarm’ button, even though you have already configured some alarms.

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  1. Alarm Name – A descriptive name of the alarm. By default the alarm name will be ‘BizTalk360 Default Alarm’ which can be changed as per your need.
  2. Email ids – The email addresses which need to receive the email notifications.

Once the Quick alarm is configured, you will be notified if there is any threshold violation on the mapped artefacts, Data monitoring alerts happen every 15 mins and Health check alerts on 12 PM every day through email. These configurations can be changed later at any point in time .

The Quick alarm configuration skips the configurations, in case BAM, EDI, ESB is not configured for the environment and proceeds with the rest of the resources for monitoring.

Who can create Quick Alarm

A Quick alarm can be configured only by super users. This facility is restricted for normal and NT group. Whereas, if you have multiple super users configured, each of them have the privilege to configure a Quick Alarm.

Is Quick Alarm differing from Normal Alarms?

No, a Quick alarm is not at all different from normal BizTalk360 alarms. The Quick Alarm feature has been brought to give a unified experience to the user, to easily set up monitoring. A Quick Alarm supports all the normal BizTalk360 alarm capabilities as:
• Reset notification count
• Copy the alarm configurations
• Change status – Enable/Disable Alarm
• Once a Quick Alarm is configured it can be edited or deleted at any time.
There is no restriction on number of Quick Alarms creation; you can create any number of Quick Alarms in your environment.

Even if you create a Quick Alarm multiple times, it will monitor the same artefacts each time.

SMTP Configuration

If SMTP is not configured on the Settings side, the Quick Alarm configuration will automatically update the default BizTalk360 SMTP account.

This default settings can be modified at any time. A Quick Alarm configuration will not modify/update anything, if you have already configured your SMTP account. It uses your configured SMTP details for sending alerts.

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