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  1. Messaging latency SLA monitoring / alerting

    Making extended use of the captured Messaging Performance analytics data, it would be good to be able to set a performance SLA for messaging through BizTalk. If the latency of a specific data interchange drops below the SLA threshold then raise an alert for investigation.

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    • Maintenance Windows

      This is to request an enhancement within a future version of BizTalk360 with the “Stop Alerts for Maintenance” feature.  Currently you can set a single maintenance period.  It would be great if you could create multiple maintenance periods, and then also be able to edit and/or delete each one from a list at a later point.  Once I add a maintenance period, if it was entered into a list of maintenance periods on the screen that I could then review and click to edit or delete, this would provide great functionality.  In addition, if I could also view maintenance periods…

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      • Four bugs/problems when viewing BAM reports . With suggestions for improvements.

        BAM activity viewing problems in Biztalk360 v 8.3

        Problem 1 FILTERS

        The most glaring error is this
        "Is Greater than" /FAILED WITH ( Results in : "Backend server error. Response Code: 400, Message: Bad Request [more..]" )

        Marcus Blomberg at ASCOM has reported this issue earlier in
        [#17141] Data Access > BAM: Backend server error

        Less glaring, but equally importantly, I tested each filter and

        Equal to /Works
        Not equal to /works
        Starts with /Failed
        Ends with /Failed
        Contains /Sometimes works
        Does not contain /Failed
        Is Contained in /Sometimes works
        Is Less than /Works
        Is less than or equal to

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        • BT360 MSI overwrites user-modified service config files

          During installation of new BT360 versions, I found that the MSI overwrites the service (and related) configuration files without warning. Can the MSI / installer be modified to prompt the user to either save the configuration files (services, logging, etc.) somewhere or at least inform the user that the files will be overwritten?

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          • MBV Output Report

            For the MBV log file - file is generated, but deleted right after it is imported to the BizTalk360 database. Is there a parameter that we can set to archive the XML or simply keep it instead of deleting it after the execution?

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            • Consolidated View of Alarms in Monitoring Dashboard

              In the current version (8.2), the Monitoring Dashboard only displays one alarm at a time. In an organisation that configures many alarms, this means they can't see an overview in one screen of all mappings - unless they include an additional alarm that includes everything, which would cause duplicate emails, etc. Pretty sure that older versions of BizTalk360 included a consolidated view(?)

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              • BizTalk360 should support CS (case sensitive) collation

                When viewing Infrastructure - topology, or when trying to access manage mapping - BizTalkServers, the following error is reported:
                Invalid column name 'nAdminHostId'

                the table bts_orchestration has the column nAdminHostId, but nAdminHostID is being checked- Case insensitive

                BT360Support : we are not supporting CS collation

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                • Running instances to be displayed in the Applications screen

                  Just like Suspended instances, we would like to see running instances in the Applications screen in Operations tab

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                  • Inside view for Dynamic ports in BT360

                    We are using Dynamic ports and we don’t have any inside view thru BizTalk360 for those ports, we can’t see which adapter running under the host instances

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                    • Folder monitoring

                      Monitor folders (local och on the network)
                      Like you implemented msmq monitoring.

                      8 votes
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                      • When copying an alarm, allow the copy of the mappings aswell.

                        As per description. The purpose being to leverage the copy function without the need to go through the whole process again where existing alarm mappings may already represent the main or whole mapping requirements.

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                        • Allow the creation of Alarm Mapping templates used in by alarms (instanced or referenced)

                          As per title and other suggestions.

                          Allow a mapping template to be created and named. These templates would be 'masters'. Then when creating alarms allow a template to be selected and instanced into the alarm or copied to a version and the versioned copy referenced by one or more alarms. Obviously if a template is copied version is referenced by multiple alarms dependencies would need to be displayed or alerted if changes were made to the referenced mappings for example.

                          I could go on but the idea is there ...

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                          • Message volume by schema widget - Edit the schema's to meaningful values

                            The schemas that are displayed in the legend cannot be renamed and they are not meaningful names for us.

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                            • Monitor SFTP/FTP-location if available

                              Monitor if a FTP-server:
                              - can be reached
                              - login is possible
                              - given remote path is accessable

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                              • Process Monitoring - Allow the addition of more than one receive/send combination

                                As per title.

                                Allow multiple receive/send monitors to be grouped into a single monitor. Could use AND/OR operators to tune the monitor.

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                                • Setup BT360 Analytics for different servers on a Single Dashboard ( Screen )

                                  Hi, We would like to Implement Analytics in such a way that we can integrate different servers together.

                                  Having single Dashboard for multiple servers,so that we don't have to toggle between various BT360 Analytics Instances.

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                                  • Using Splunk to analyse Analytics Service data

                                    It would be awesome to be able to use Splunk to get more value out of the Analytics data. It would also enable trending for a longer period of time. Is a Splunk integration planned?

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                                    • Customize maximum size from tracked message

                                      Occasionally we have an issue while saving a tracked message.
                                      The content is truncated while the size is more then 50.000 characters.
                                      We would like the opportunity to change this maximum size in the system settings.
                                      With the common limitation we lack some important information when the message is too big.

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                                      • Easier way to change a normal user to super user

                                        It seems a strange limitation in the product given people’s changing roles on a team and staff leaving/joining. Just seems a same User experience to have discard a user definition and then create a new one just to add or remove them as a Super User.

                                        http://assist.biztalk360.com/helpdesk/tickets/16098

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                                        • Add refresh option for custom widgets

                                          Custom widgets do not include the auto refresh option. Right now the only way to update the data in a custom widget is to refresh to entire page.

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