Checklist: Testing Operational Readiness

Testing for operational readiness is a vital procedure that is often overlooked or is performed only minimally. Thorough testing is a critical requirement of any enterprise-level application, and a solution developed using BizTalk Server is no exception. At a minimum, you should perform the following testing before moving a BizTalk solution into production:

Steps Reference
Unit testing Performing Unit Testing
Functional testing Performing Functional Testing
Bottleneck testing and tuning Performing Bottleneck Testing and Tuning
Load and maximum sustainable throughput (MST) testing Performing Load and Throughput Testing
Availability testing:

- Test individual hardware component failure.
- Test BizTalk Server failure.
- Test cluster node failover.
- Test recovery of BizTalk Server databases using SQL Server log shipping.
Performing Availability Testing

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