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Roles and Responsibilities

BizTalk 2010 Administration is a team effort. It involves the BizTalk Server Administrator, BizTalk Applications Administrators, DBA’s, System Administrators, BizTalk Developers, and Business Analysts.

All Roles require a solid understanding of how BizTalk 2010 works and how it can be utilized to solve current and future needs.

They should be familiar with the following:

  • BizTalk 2010 in the Enterprise
  • BizTalk Roles and Responsibilities
  • Understanding the Message Bus
  • Business Rules Engine (BRE)
  • Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)
  • Single Sign-On Services (SSO)
  • Pipelines and Components
  • WCF LOB Adapters
  • WCF Services
  • Design Patterns and Practices
  • BizTalk 2010 Enterprise Service Bus 2.1
  • The BizTalk Server Environment
  • The BizTalk Project
  • BizTalk Operations
  • Deployment and Managing BizTalk Applications
  • Application Lifecycle Management with BizTalk Server 2010
  • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)

BizTalk 2010 Administrator Role

The BizTalk 2010 Administrator has overall responsibility for the BizTalk 2010 Server Environment.

Responsibilities:

The following are some of the key responsibilities.

Installing BizTalk 2010

  • Single Server environment
  • Multi-server environment
  • Virtual Machine environment

Configuration

  • Configure BizTalk Server for single server environments
  • Configure BizTalk Server for multi-server environments
  • Configure BizTalk Server for Virtual Machine environments

BizTalk Hosts

  • Creating Hosts
  • Managing Hosts

BizTalk Host Instances

  • Creating and configuring Host Instances

BizTalk Adapters

  • Installing Adapters
  • Installing adapter prerequisites
  • Configuring Adapter prerequisites
  • Assigning Host Instances to Adapters

Routine Performance Checklists

  • Routine Maintenance Checklists
  • Weekly Action Items

Maintaining the BizTalk Group

  • Operational Readiness Checklists

Security and SSO

  • Security Policies
  • BAM Security
  • BRE Security
  • Using SSO Affiliate Applications
  • Managing SSO Affiliate Applications

Disaster Recovery

  • Creating a disaster recovery plan
  • Planning a disaster recovery test
  • Implementing a disaster recovery test

Deploying and Managing BizTalk Applications

  • Generating MSI packages
  • Generating Binding Files
  • Importing MSI packages
  • Importing Binding Files
  • Port configuration
  • Adapter configuration
  • WCF-Adapter configuration
  • Deployment validation
  • Documenting Deployments

Business Rules Engine (BRE)

  • Publishing BRE Artifacts
  • Deploying BRE Artifacts
  • Tracking

Business Activity Monitoring (BAM)

  • Installing and Configuring BAM for single server environments
  • Installing and Configuring BAM for multi-server environments
  • Installing and Configuring BAM for Virtual Machine environments
  • Deploying BAM Applications
  • Managing BAM Applications
  • BAM Management
  • Managing the BAM Portal
  • Creating and managing security
  • Monitoring BAM

Change Management for BizTalk

  • Change Management Documentation
  • The approval process

The Performance Lab

  • End to end performance testing
  • Creating a performance lab.
  • Running a performance lab.

Performance Optimization

  • Performance Counters
  • Host Throttling

Monitoring

  • Monitoring Techniques
  • WMI
  • Tools

System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

  • Planning
  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Administration

BizTalk Database Administration

  • Configuring the SQL Agents
  • Monitoring the SQL Agent Jobs

Enterprise Service Bus 2.1

  • Installing the ESB Toolkit 2.1
  • Configuring the ESB Toolkit 2.1
  • Deploying the ESB Application and Services
  • Installing the ESB Portal
  • Managing the ESB Portal
  • ESB Portal Security
  • ESB Fault Management
  • Creating Fault Subscriptions
  • Integrating the ESB with SCOM
  • Monitoring

IIS Administration

  • Managing IIS on BizTalk
  • Creating Application Pools
  • Security
  • ESB Services Management

Documenting your BizTalk Environments

  • Hardware Summary Diagram
  • BizTalk Server Configuration
  • Documenting BizTalk Applications

Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting techniques

Third-Party Tools

  • Installing
  • Configuring
  • Usage
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