Saturday, October 29, 2011

Administering BizTalk 2010: Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

BizTalk 2010 Administration is a team effort. It involves the BizTalk Server Administrator, BizTalk Applications Administrators, DBA’s, System Administrators, BizTalk Developers, and Business Analysts.

All Roles require a solid understanding of how BizTalk 2010  works and how it can be utilized to solve current and future needs.

They should be familiar with the following:

  • BizTalk 2010 in the Enterprise
  • BizTalk Roles and Responsibilities
  • Understanding the Message Bus
  • Business Rules Engine (BRE)
  • Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
  • Single Sign-On Services (SSO)
  • Pipelines and Components
  • WCF LOB Adapters
  • WCF Services
  • Design Patterns and Practices
  • BizTalk 2010 Enterprise Service Bus 2.1
  • The BizTalk Server Environment
  • The BizTalk Project
  • BizTalk Operations
  • Deployment and Managing BizTalk Applications
  • Application Lifecycle Management with BizTalk Server 2010
  • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)


BizTalk 2010 Administrator Role

The BizTalk 2010 Administrator has overall responsibility for the BizTalk 2010 Server Environment.


The following are some of the key responsibilities.

Installing BizTalk 2010

  • Single Server environment
  • Multi-server environment
  • Virtual Machine environment


  • Configure BizTalk Server for single server environments
  • Configure BizTalk Server for multi-server environments
  • Configure BizTalk Server for Virtual Machine environments

BizTalk Hosts

  • Creating Hosts
  • Managing Hosts

BizTalk Host Instances

  • Creating and configuring Host Instances

BizTalk Adapters

  • Installing Adapters
  • Installing adapter prerequisites
  • Configuring Adapter prerequisites
  • Assigning Host Instances to Adapters

Routine Performance Checklists

  • Routine Maintenance Checklists
  • Weekly Action Items

Maintaining the BizTalk Group

  • Operational Readiness Checklists

Security and SSO

  • Security Policies
  • BAM Security
  • BRE Security
  • Using SSO Affiliate Applications
  • Managing SSO Affiliate Applications

Disaster Recovery

  • Creating a disaster recovery plan
  • Planning a disaster recovery test
  • Implementing a disaster recovery test

Deploying and Managing BizTalk Applications

  • Generating MSI packages
  • Generating Binding Files
  • Importing MSI packages
  • Importing Binding Files
  • Port configuration
  • Adapter configuration
  • WCF-Adapter configuration
  • Deployment validation
  • Documenting Deployments

Business Rules Engine (BRE)

  • Publishing BRE Artifacts
  • Deploying BRE Artifacts
  • Tracking

Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)

  • Installing and Configuring BAM for single server environments
  • Installing and Configuring BAM for multi-server environments
  • Installing and Configuring BAM for Virtual Machine environments
  • Deploying BAM Applications
  • Managing BAM Applications
  • BAM Management
  • Managing the BAM Portal
  • Creating and managing security
  • Monitoring BAM

Change Management for BizTalk

  • Change Management Documentation
  • The approval process

The Performance Lab

  • End to end performance testing
  • Creating a performance lab.
  • Running a performance lab.

Performance Optimization

  • Performance Counters
  • Host Throttling


  • Monitoring Techniques
  • WMI
  • Tools

System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

  • Planning
  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Administration

BizTalk Database Administration

  • Configuring the SQL Agents
  • Monitoring the SQL Agent Jobs

Enterprise Service Bus 2.1

  • Installing the ESB Toolkit 2.1
  • Configuring the ESB Toolkit 2.1
  • Deploying the ESB Application and Services
  • Installing the ESB Portal
  • Managing the ESB Portal
  • ESB Portal Security
  • ESB Fault Management
  • Creating Fault Subscriptions
  • Integrating the ESB with SCOM
  • Monitoring

IIS Administration

  • Managing IIS on BizTalk
  • Creating Application Pools
  • Security
  • ESB Services Management

Documenting your BizTalk Environments

  • Hardware Summary Diagram
  • BizTalk Server Configuration
  • Documenting BizTalk Applications


  • Troubleshooting techniques

Third-Party Tools

  • Installing
  • Configuring
  • Usage


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