Saturday, November 01, 2008

2008-11-01 Saturday - BizTalk 2006 R2 Performance

I'm currently assisting a client with researching BizTalk 2006 R2 performance tuning, here are some of the resources I've found that may be of use to others:

MSDN Resources
Troubleshooting BizTalk Server Performance

Identifying Performance Bottlenecks

Configuration Parameters that Affect Adapter Performance - (you __SERIOUSLY__ want to read this link)

Troubleshooting BizTalk Server Adapters

How to Diagnose Problems with the MSMQT Adapter

Troubleshooting BizTalk Server Dependencies

Orchestration Engine Configuration

BizTalk Server 2006 Comparative Adapter Study

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Technical Documentation Library

BizTalk Server 2006 Troubleshooting Guide

Microsoft BizTalk Server Performance Optimization Guide

MSDN: Microsoft BizTalk Server Performance Optimization Guide

Microsoft BizTalk Server Performance Optimization Guide (download)

Known Issues with the MSMQ Adapter

Known Issues with the SOAP Adapter

Managing a Successful Performance Lab

BizTalk 2006 R2 University - PPT's, HOLs, & Demos from the Free Tech*Ed ]inbetween[ event

BizTalk Best Practice Analyzer v1.1 RTM
"The BizTalk Server 2006 Best Practices Analyzer performs configuration-level verification by reading and reporting only. The Best Practices Analyzer gathers data from different information sources, such as Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes, SQL Server databases, and registry entries. The Best Practices Analyzer uses the data to evaluate the deployment configuration. The Best Practices Analyzer does not modify any system settings, and is not a self-tuning tool."

Microsoft BizTalk LoadGen 2007 Tool

ESB Guidance Architects User Group Presentation PPT

CodePlex: BizUnit - Framework for Automated Testing of Distributed Systems

The following article refers to BizTalk 2004, BizTalk Server Performance Tuning:

Zeeshan’s Integration Bits: Performance tuning with BizTalk 2006 - (another __MUST__ read)

BizTalk Architecture, High Availability and MSMQ Adapters

Muhammed Ismail's Blog: MSMQ vs. MSMQT
"...there are some disadvantages to MSMQT as well, these include:

Poor performance, MSMQT is single threaded. In high volume scenarios, this could cause messages to be processed quite slowly.

  • Not all MSMQ features are implemented in MSMQT (remember that MSMQT emulates MSMQ, so it's not identical). In particular most of the MSMQ v3.0 features (such as MSMQ over HTTP) are not available

  • No published APIs for programtic use

  • MSMQT is only used by BizTalk. MSMQ on a BizTalk computer could also be shared with other applications.

  • Pradeep's WebLog: Difference between MSMQ, Biztalk Server and SQL Server 2005 broker service

    BizTalkMsgBoxDb Lock/Waits --> Critical performance slow down

    Udi Dahan: Scaling Long Running Web Services

    Udi Dahan on scalability

    Ewan Fairweather: BizTalk Performance - Useful technique to baseline your infrastructure

    Tom Hollander: Building a Pub/Sub Message Bus with WCF and MSMQ

    AVIcode BizTalk 2006 Application Management Pack

    Monitoring for security and connectivity problems related to incorrect configuration of BizTalk Adapters for HTTP, MSMQ, SMTP, SOAP, SQL Server, Windows SharePoint Services, and Oracle.

    Real-time detection of BizTalk Application failures due to erroneous .NET code activities within BizTalk Orchestrations and Pipelines, with identification of offending line of code.

    Real-time detection of BizTalk Application failures due to connectivity problems to MSSQL, Oracle, and DB2 databases within BizTalk Orchestrations.

    Real-time detection of BizTalk Application failures due to connectivity problems to third party Web Services within BizTalk Orchestrations.

    Tracing and Performance Analysis of MSSQL, Oracle, and DB2 databases usage within BizTalk Orchestrations.

    Assistance in debugging data processing errors inside XSLT transformations.
    Detection and Correlation of BizTalk resource utilization for Memory, CPU and I/O with overall Windows Server resource utilization for Memory, CPU and I/O at the moment a problem occurs.

    Trending analysis for Memory, CPU and I/O resource utilization for BizTalk Server

    2008-11-13 Update:
    Pete Klein (Director of Connected Systems )with Neudesic sent me a message today suggesting another resource link:
    BizTalk Server Database Optimization.

    Pete is a great resource to call on for BizTalk implementation help.

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