Server Naming Conventions

For complete information about securing your BizTalk Server deployment, see Sample BizTalk Server Architectures.

The following table describes the servers in the Large Distributed Architecture diagram, and their functions.

Server name in diagramFunctionDescription
FW4FirewallISA Server between the Internet and the perimeter network.
HTTP (Rec)Web ServerWeb server that receives messages for the HTTP adapter. This server does not have BizTalk Server components installed; it has ASP.NET pages that relay the messages to the processing domain. You can use Reverse Proxy from FW 4 to FW 3 instead of the ASP.NET pages. If you use Reverse Proxy, you do not need this server.
Exchange (Send)Mail ServerMail server that BizTalk Server uses to send SMTP messages.
FTP (Send/Receive)Web ServerRepresents the File Transport Protocol (FTP) server from which BizTalk is sending and receiving messages. This can be a remote server.
Windows Message QueuingMessage Queuing ServerStandard Windows Message Queuing server, which relays messages to and from the BizTalk Message Queuing adapter in the processing domain.
SQLSQL ServerServer with SQL Server database used by the SQL adapter.
FileFile ServerServer that has a file directory from which the processing servers in the processing domain drop and pick up files.
FW3FirewallISA Server protecting the processing domain from the perimeter network and corporate domain.
Processing Processing ServerThis server processes messages. It has the BizTalk Server runtime, Business Rule Engine, and Enterprise Single Sign-On (SSO) service. BizTalk assemblies, host instances, orchestrations, schemas, and maps are on this server. A given processing server can have host instances of different hosts.
Receive handler

(Isolated Host)

Receive/Send ServerBizTalk Server dedicated to receiving messages from HTTP and SOAP adapters. A given receive/send server can have host instances of different hosts.
Receive handler

(In-process Host)

Receive/Send ServerBizTalk Server dedicated to receiving messages from SQL, FTP, EDI, File, and BizTalk Message Queuing adapters. A given receive/send server can have host instances of different hosts.
Send handlerReceive/Send ServerBizTalk Server dedicated to sending messages for all adapters. A given server can have host instances of different hosts you use for sending messages.
FW2FirewallISA Server protecting the services domain from the processing and corporate domains (operation services.)
Tracking HostTracking ServerServer that has a host instance of the BizTalk Host you use for tracking.
Admin toolsAdministration ServerServer that has BizTalk Server runtime, the BizTalk Administration console, Health and activity Tracking (HAT), and deployment tools.
Master secret serverMaster secret serverSSO Server that manages the master secret key for the whole environment. There are no other BizTalk Server components on this computer.
HWS Web serviceHuman Workflow Services ServerContains the BizTalk Server runtime and the Human Workflow Services (HWS) Web service.
FW1FirewallISA Server protecting the data domain and the processing and services domains.
MessageBox 1

MessageBox 2

MessageBox 'n'

Data ServerSQL Server that contains the MessageBox databases. You can have a different SQL Server for each MessageBox database.
Configuration

Rules Engine

Data ServerSQL Server that contains the central meta-information store for all BizTalk Servers. The Configuration database contains static information such as the BizTalk Server architecture, items, and partner locations.

It also contains the Business Rule Engine database, which is the default rule store for the BizTalk Business Rule Engine. It serves as a repository for policies and vocabularies.

Credential Data ServerSQL Server that contains the Credential database, which Enterprise Single Sign-On uses to store in encrypted form user IDs and credentials for logging onto other systems, and for storing in encrypted form the configuration information form for adapters BizTalk Server uses.
Tracking Data ServerSQL Server that contains the Tracking database used for basic Health Monitoring
HWS Administration

Base EDI

Data ServerSQL Server that contains the databases for Human Workflow Services (HWS) and the Base EDI adapter.
BizTalk AnalysisData ServerAnalysis Server that contains the BizTalk Analysis database.

The following table describes the servers in the diagram in the topic Large Distributed Architecture with Information Worker Services, and their functions.

Server nameFunctionDescription
BAS

BAM Web Service

Business Activity Services ServerServer that contains Business Activity Services, Windows SharePoint Services, BAM Query Web Service and BAM Search Web Pages.
Admin toolsAdministration serverServer that contains the BizTalk administration tools, including the BAM Management utility (bm.exe.)
Windows SharePoint Services Configuration

Windows SharePoint Services Content

BAM Star Schema

BAM Primary Import

BAM Archive

BAM Analysis (OLAP)

IW Data ServerSQL Server that contains the databases used by Business Activity Services and Business Activity Monitoring. You can use multiple SQL Servers for these databases.
IW clientsIW clientsClient computers that the information workers use for Business Activity Services and Business Activity Monitoring.

See Also

Large Distributed Architecture

Large Distributed Architecture with Information Worker Services

Sample BizTalk Server Architectures

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