Phases of a Performance Assessment

One of the primary goals of BizTalk Server is to provide maximum flexibility for accommodating as many processing scenarios as possible. Because of this great flexibility, one of the primary challenges facing developers of a BizTalk solution is to determine how to make best use of the features available in BizTalk Server to meet their business needs. This flexibility also poses a challenge when optimizing the performance of a BizTalk Server solution.

This section describes the methodology that should be used to optimize the performance of a BizTalk Server solution by engaging in a BizTalk Server performance assessment. A BizTalk Server performance assessment is used to maximize the performance of a particular BizTalk Server solution. In order to gain the maximum benefit from a BizTalk Server performance assessment, the performance assessment should be divided into the following 5 distinct steps/phases:

  1. Scope

  2. Plan

  3. Prepare

  4. Build lab

  5. Execute

This topic describes each of these phases in greater detail.

Phases of a performance assessment process