Operations Checklists

This section contains checklists for deploying and maintaining BizTalk Server.

The Operational Readiness checklists are arguably the heart of the operations guide. The Operational Readiness checklists are a product of many contributors, including the BizTalk Rangers, Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS), Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS), Microsoft partners, and customers. As such, the checklists represent some of the most important lessons learned and best practices compiled through experience with hundreds of BizTalk Server installations. The Operational Readiness checklists cover platform configuration (including the applications that BizTalk Server depends on for services), deployment, availability, monitoring, and testing.

These checklists describe tasks and procedures that are the basis for a preventative maintenance program you should follow throughout the life of your BizTalk Server environment.