BizTalk 2013 R2 ships with a new tool called as “BizTalk Health Monitor”. In this post we will learn:

1-     Where to find BizTalk Health Monitor

2-     How to register BizTalk Health Monitor SnapIn

3-     How to integrate BHM SnapIn to BizTalk Admin Console

Prerequisites: BizTalk Server 2013 R2 should be installed and configured.

 

Where to find BizTalk Health Monitor

BHM can be found under the Support Tools folder. Typically path for Support Tools is:

<Installation drive>Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 R2\SDK\Utilities\Support Tools

Above path should have a folder known as “BizTalkHealthMonitor”.

 

How to register BizTalk Health Monitor SnapIn

We can use InstallUtil.exe which comes with BizTalk Health Monitor tool to register the BHM snap in. Follow these steps to register the snap-in:

1-     Open a command prompt as an administrator

2-     Navigate to the Support Tools folder (<Installation drive>Program Files\Microsoft BizTalk Server 2013 R2\SDK\Utilities\Support Tools)

3-     Type InstallUtil.exe MBVSnapIn.dll and hit enter. This step will do some registry changes and register the SnapIn to be used

 

How to integrate BHM SnapIn to BizTalk Admin Console

By now we have already registered the BHM SnapIn and now we will integrate this to be used with BizTalk Administration Console.

Before we proceed please note that BHM SnapIn can be used independently and need not to be integrated with BizTalk Administration Console. We are showing this step more from convenience point of view.

1-     From Run, type mmc /32 and press enter. This will open a new MMC window.

2-     Go to File-->Add/Remove Snap-in

3-     From the Add or Remove Snap-ins Window add following snap-ins and then click Ok

a. Microsoft BizTalk Server Administration

b. BizTalk Health Monitor 

4-     By now your new MMC is ready which shows both the BizTalk Server Administration and BizTalk Health Monitor

5-     Now you might want to save this as a new .msc file so that you don’t have to repeat these steps again. For that, go to File-->Save As option, give a name and then save it.

6-     From next time onwards, you can use this new .msc file to open you BizTalk Admin Console which will be incorporated with the BizTalk Health Monitor