This training kit contains a complete set of materials that will enable you to learn about the ESB Toolkit in BizTalk Server 2010. This kit includes lab manuals, PowerPoint presentations and videos, all designed to help you learn about the ESB Toolkit. There is also an option below to download a Virtual Machine that is ready for you to use with the training kit.
About This Training Kit
This two-day instructor-led course consists of a series of hands-on labs that provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop applications using Microsoft BizTalk Server ESB Toolkit.
This course is intended for Developers who want to learn how to develop applications with BizTalk Server.
At Hands-On Lab Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the ESB Toolkit
- Install the ESB Toolkit
- Process messages using the ESB itinerary mechanism
- Understand ESB pipeline processing
- Understand the ESB resolver and adapter provider framework
- Use ESB external services
- Understand exception management and the ESB management portal
- Modify and extend the ESB Toolkit
Supported Operating System
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V is required to use the virtual machine included with this training kit.
In addition to the system requirements for Windows Server 2008 R2 as described in the release notes, a 64-bit system with hardware-assisted virtualization enabled and data execution prevention (DEP) is required.
It is also recommended to ensure that you have a clean install of x64 edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 to be able to use the Hyper-V technology.
Prerequisites, installation steps, OS recommendations, and known issues of Hyper-V can be found here
An import utility is included with the training kit. To use the import utility, the .NET Framework 4 must be installed on the host OS.
The lab manuals, PowerPoint presentations and videos can be viewed on the following operating systems:
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
- Windows Vista Service Pack 2
In order to use this evaluation package you will need to have Microsoft Hyper-V installed on a physical machine.
Hyper-V is available on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This virtual machine requires Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2. Details on how to install Hyper-V can be found here. Details of how to setup the VHD are included in the documentation that accompanies the product.
There are two virtual machines included with this class. The first VM, BizTalk 2010 ESB PreInstall, is used with Lab02. It does not have the ESB Toolkit installed and Lab02 will walk you through the installation. You can continue using this VM with the remaining labs if you'd like. The second VM, BizTalk 2010 ESB PostInstall, is used with the remaining labs. The ESB Toolkit is already correclty installed on this VM.
After extracting the VM, make sure that the local group "Users" has full control over the entire directory structure containing the VM:
- Right-click on the folder containing the VM and select Properties
- Click the Security tab
- Click the Edit button
- If the local group "Users" is not listed, click the Add button and add the group
- Highlight "Users" and make sure the checkbox for Allow is selected
- Click OK twice
To prepare the VMs for installation into Hyper-V, open a command prompt with the "Run as Administrator" option and execute the ImportVMs.bat that was extracted with the VM. This will created the appropriate links between the differencing disks used in the two VMs and the parent disk they share. Then, using the Hyper-V console, import both the "BizTalk 2010 ESB PreInstall" and "BizTalk 2010 ESB PostInstall images".