BizTalk 2016 CTP1–BizTalk Health Monitor(BHM)

Posted: May 21, 2016  |  Categories: BizTalk Uncategorized
Tags: BHM

It is a miserable rainy Saturday morning in Auckland and I decided to have look BizTalk 2016 CTP1. I had set up two SQL servers, many Always on instances and then configured a BizTalk server. Before going further to set up the SQL Always On availability groups I wanted to check that i had configured everything correctly. Thus I configured the BHM from the Support tools folder that comes with BizTalk 2016 CTP1 in the same way that Sandro has previously described for BizTalk 2013R2. I discovered that the BHM that comes with BizTalk 2016 CTP1 is a very old version.

old BHM2

This showed me that everything was Ok but I had not set up the back up job for the databases.

I thought it would be interesting to see if the latest version of the BHM v3.2 could be run on BizTalk 2016 CTP1. I suspected I might get an amusing critical error and I did as shown below. BHM v3.2 installed without error and the latest repository update downloaded easily. All the functionality BHM v.3.2 seemed to work but I have not tried to run terminator yet. This is pleasing because I think that the BHM is a very useful tool for support analysts to use.

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In summary the latest version of the BHM seems to work with BizTalk 2016 CTP1. The .Net version warning made me laugh but it is understandable that the repository update does not know about BizTalk 2016 CTP1 yet. I hope that the final version of the BHM ships with v 3.2 + instead of the original version and that the repository update starts to know about BizTalk 2016.

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