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Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1

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Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1

Overview of this book

An Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is an architectural pattern and a key enabler in implementing the infrastructure for a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The BizTalk ESB Toolkit is a collection of tools and libraries that extend the BizTalk Server capabilities of supporting a loosely coupled and dynamic messaging architecture. It functions as middleware that provides tools for rapid mediation between services and their consumers. Enabling maximum flexibility at runtime, the BizTalk ESB Toolkit simplifies loosely coupled composition of service endpoints and management of service interactions. The thing about the technology that gets most readers excited is how easy it is to quickly implement flexible and well-architected ESB solutions. "Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 ESB Toolkit 2.1" provides you with an easy-to-follow view of the tools and services that make up the toolkit. The content is packed with practical examples on how to utilize the technology, which will be appealing to the readers. This book provides you with all the information you need in one publication. The content is based on practical examples on how to use the technology to make it easier for readers to follow. This book starts off with a quick, high level introduction to ESB architectural principles, how these principles map into the ESB toolkit features, and an introduction to the different components that provide those features. The book then reveals the ins and outs of Itineraries. Next, you'll get engaged in the different ways errors can be handled and monitored by means of the ESB Toolkit features. There will be a hands-on sample on building a custom Repair and Resubmit solution to reprocess failed messages. Get to know the different web services that expose the ESB Toolkit features to external applications and how to use them with quick samples. The book ends with a preview to the new version of the toolkit.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

The ESB Management Portal

The ESB Management Portal consumes data from the ESBExceptionDb database where the faults information is published. This data feeds several features in the portal.


The ESB Management Portal is one of the samples provided with the toolkit and might not fit all organizations' needs, so it's open for any customizations required.

Fault reports

This module within the portal shows different reports about the faults that happened in our ESB. All the reports are accessible through the Reports link on the portal navigation bar, and can be filtered by application and by time range. The following reports listed are shown in the picture from left to right and from top to bottom:

  • Fault Count By Application: This report displays an aggregate view of all the faults generated for a specified set of applications over a specified time. This report is also shown in the portal's home page.

  • Fault Count By Error Type: This report displays an aggregate view of all faults by specified error...