Managing BizTalk Server Performance Settings
In the previous releases of BizTalk Server, users had to access the settings at multiple places/through multiple processes, such as:
BizTalk Server Administration console
Tweaking registry keys
Modifying BizTalk Management database tables
The BizTalk Settings Dashboard in BizTalk Server 2010 collates all these settings and provides a central console to manage them. This helps in:
Improving the discoverability of the properties that can be set.
Reducing the time-to-solution because all settings are now accessible in a single place and can be exported/imported easily.
Offering a holistic view of level of performance tuning done on a given BizTalk deployment.
Settings Dashboard User Interface
The BizTalk Settings Dashboard is targeted towards IT administrators who need to extensively tweak BizTalk Server settings for performance optimization.
You can use the BizTalk Settings Dashboard to modify settings for the BizTalk Group, and all the BizTalk Hosts and BizTalk Host Instances in that Group.
Prerequisites to Launch the Settings Dashboard
You can launch the BizTalk Settings Dashboard from the BizTalk Server Administration console. For information on how to manage BizTalk Server performance settings using the BizTalk Server Administration console, see Using the BizTalk Server Administration Console.
Where Do I Start?
You can access the BizTalk Settings Dashboard in any of the following ways:
Start the BizTalk Server Administration console, right-click BizTalk Group in the console tree, and then select Settings.
Right click any host under the Platform Settings node in MMC and click on Settings. This launches BizTalk Settings Dashboard and you can modify the settings related to that host.
Right click any host instance under the Platform Settings node in MMC and click on Settings. This launches BizTalk Settings Dashboard and you can modify the settings related to that host instance.
Exporting and Importing the BizTalk Server Settings
The BizTalk Settings Dashboard can be used to export settings from a BizTalk Server environment and import it into another BizTalk Server environment, thereby reducing the overall time-to-solution. This is especially useful in scenarios where the administrators try to tune BizTalk Server performance in a test environment, and upon achieving the desired results, they can import the settings into a production environment.
For information about how to import/export using the BizTalk Settings Dashboard user interface, see How to Import BizTalk Settings Using Settings Dashboard and How to Export BizTalk Settings Using Settings Dashboard.
Support for Scripting
The BizTalk Settings Dashboard not only provides a central user interface to manage BizTalk settings but also ensures that all settings and the import/export tasks are accessible via APIs and command-line options. This enables BizTalk Server administrators to automate tasks related to BizTalk Server settings. As part of the scripting support:
All group settings can be accessed and modified via the WMI Class:
All host settings can be accessed and modified via the WMI Class:
All host instance settings can be accessed and modified via the WMI Class:
Import and export operations can be accessed through BTSTask.exe commands:
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