Manage BizTalk Server Performance Settings
The BizTalk Settings Dashboard in BizTalk Server collates the performance settings, and provides a central console to manage these settings. This helps to:
Improve the discoverability of the properties that can be set
Reduce the time-to-solution because all settings are now accessible in a single place and can be exported/imported easily
Offers a holistic view of level of performance tuning done on a given BizTalk deployment
Why use it?
The BizTalk Settings Dashboard is targeted towards IT administrators who need to extensively tweak BizTalk Server settings for performance optimization.
You can use the BizTalk Settings Dashboard to modify settings for the BizTalk Group, and all the BizTalk Hosts and BizTalk Host Instances in that Group.
You can launch the BizTalk Settings Dashboard from the BizTalk Server Administration console. For information on how to manage BizTalk Server performance settings using the BizTalk Server Administration console, see Using the BizTalk Server Administration Console.
Where Do I Start?
You can access the BizTalk Settings Dashboard in any of the following ways:
Start the BizTalk Server Administration console, right-click BizTalk Group in the console tree, and then select Settings.
Right click any host under the Platform Settings node in MMC and click on Settings. This launches BizTalk Settings Dashboard and you can modify the settings related to that host.
Right click any host instance under the Platform Settings node in MMC and click on Settings. This launches BizTalk Settings Dashboard and you can modify the settings related to that host instance.
Export and import settings
The BizTalk Settings Dashboard can be used to export settings from a BizTalk Server environment and import it into another BizTalk Server environment, thereby reducing the overall time-to-solution. This is especially useful in scenarios where the administrators try to tune BizTalk Server performance in a test environment, and upon achieving the desired results, they can import the settings into a production environment.
For information about how to import/export using the BizTalk Settings Dashboard user interface, see Import or export BizTalk Settings Using Settings Dashboard.
The BizTalk Settings Dashboard not only provides a central user interface to manage BizTalk settings but also ensures that all settings and the import/export tasks are accessible via APIs and command-line options. This enables BizTalk Server administrators to automate tasks related to BizTalk Server settings. As part of the scripting support:
All group settings can be accessed and modified via the WMI Class:
All host settings can be accessed and modified via the WMI Class:
All host instance settings can be accessed and modified via the WMI Class:
Import and export operations can be accessed through BTSTask.exe commands:
For details about how to import/export using the BTSTask.exe command-line utility, see Import or export BizTalk Settings Using BTSTask.