Schedule Disable & Enable back Receive Locations of BizTalk application.
We have a scenario where we need to schedule to Disable & Enable back Receive Locations of BizTalk application, and this has to be done After Hours every month during the monthly Server maintenance nights.
Currently we are doing this manually where we disable Receive Locations at 5pm and then Enable it back at 10pm.
So before the server maintenance window begins, we Disable the Receive locations. By doing this, the various LOB systems hold and queue up the events they need to push to BizTalk within their own systems until this service window. After the maintenance window is closed, we then manually Enable the Receive locations to accept all queued up messages into BizTalk for further processing.
Instead of this manual activity, we were looking to automate this scheduling process within BizTalk360. And this can be further extended not only to the Ports but as well to Orchestrations.
We did contact your support staff to check the availability of this feature in any of the advanced tiers, but unfortunately it wasn't present.
This scenario can be achieved using the "Automated Task" feature which was released in the latest BizTalk360 version 10.3.
Refer release notes for more details.