Administration Using the ESB Management Portal

The ESB Management Portal, included as part of the ​Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit, is a sample site that demonstrates the use of metrics and the possibilities that exist for extending the BizTalk ESB Toolkit. The portal provides a starting point from which you can build your own customized portal.

The ESB Management Portal is also a highly capable and useful tool that can help to maximize the use and efficiency of the ESB exception management system. In addition, the portal provides a user interface for an underlying Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) registry server and graphical configuration capabilities for features such as auditing, viewing history information, configuring alerts and notifications, and allowing users to subscribe to alerts that indicate faults occurring in ESB applications.

This section describes the common tasks you can accomplish using the ESB Management Portal, including the following:

For a detailed description of the individual features of the ESB Management Portal, see ESB Management Portal Feature Reference.

ESB Portal Technologies

The ESB Management Portal takes advantage of the following technologies:

  • SQL Server 2014 or SQL Server 2012 SP1

  • ASP.NET 4

  • Enterprise Library 4.1( The ESB Management Portal uses the following Enterprise Library assemblies:

    • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Caching

    • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Common

    • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Data

    • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ExceptionHandling

    • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ExceptionHandling.Logging

    • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Logging

    • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ObjectBuilder2

    • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Validation

    • Microsoft.Practices.Unity

  • Microsoft Chart Controls ( for Microsoft .NET Framework 4

In this release of the ​Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit, metric tracking extends only to fault tracking for the exception management system.

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