Top 10 reasons for using BHM – BizTalk built-in monitoring tool

The BizTalk built-in monitoring tool – BizTalk Health Monitor has been built and supported by Microsoft CSS and is available for BizTalk Server 2010, 2013 and 2013 R2. BHM was shipped with BizTalk Server 2013R2 media and has total three versions released till date.


BHM can be plugged within the BizTalk Administration Console and provides a comprehensive monitoring solution for BizTalk administrators. It also provides a lot of customization options where customers can configure it to suite their environment and schedule daily reports for pro-active monitoring.

Following are the top 10 reasons on why every BizTalk customer should use BHM:

1- Going forward there will be no individual update to MBV and Terminator, as both of them are now integrated with BHM and will be updated as a part of BHM update.
2- BHM will be used by Microsoft CSS to collect the BizTalk environment health report during the course of troubleshooting.
3- Single windows-Multiple tool: BHM bring together multiple troubleshooting tools for BizTalk like MBV, Perfmon, Terminator and in future we plan to add more tools to it.
4- Only available tool with the repository of over 200 queries and 450 validation rules on BizTalk environment, and it’s FREE!
5- Schedule to collect report and send email based notifications or notifications in event logs.
6- Only available tool that allows you to write your own queries (6 different ways) and rules, so that you can enhance the query repository based on your requirements.
7- Customizable dashboard to keep important information always visible.
8- Can work seamlessly within BizTalk Administration console or even outside it! So easy to monitor for BizTalk administrators.
9- Provides an ability to monitor multiple BizTalk Server environments.
10- Provides an option to store MBV reports in SQL Server.


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