Getting started with biztalk

Installation or Setup

Software and hardware prerequisites for installation of BizTalk Server (All versions)

Software requirements

1. Development environment

Below software tools are required for BizTalk environment, not all of them are needed, but having all might add some advantage for developing BizTalk applications and artifacts.

All installations

  • Internet Information Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • SQLXML 4.0 with Service Pack 1
  • WinSCP version 5.7.5 (New SFTP adapter in BizTalk 2016)
  • Distributed Transaction Coordinator (included in standard OS installation)

Minimum developer tools

  • Notepad++ (with XML tools plugin)
  • Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Excel (For BAM)
  • Team Foundation Server or similar source repository

Note: For a development installation the SQL Server Developer Edition is sufficient if available for the version of BizTalk you want to install

For a production environment a dual server installation is recommended as minimum, an DB server and the BizTalk server

BizTalk supports high availability either through Clustering or Network Load Balancing depending on usage

Minimum Hardware Requirements (for development environment)

1. Processors

  • 1 GHz or higher for single processors

  • 900 MHz or higher for double processors

  • 700 MHz or higher for quad processors

Note: Hyper-threading and dual-core processors are supported. The 64-bit versions of BizTalk Server require a 64-bit operating system running on an x64-based system. Computers based on CPUs that are compatible with the AMD64 (x86-64) and Extended Memory 64-bit Technology (EM64T) processor architecture are considered x64-based systems. It is recommended to install the 64-bit version of BiTalk to support large XML documents

2. Memory

  • 2 GB of RAM

3. Hard disk

  • 10 GB of available hard disk space in NTFS format.
  • Note: Sufficient space for BizTalk database backup of transaction logs and databases is needed as only disk backup is currently supported