Frequently Asked Questions2024-04-10T09:14:27+00:00

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On this page you will find answers to a list of frequently asked questions about Nodinite. There are also sections covering features for Azure and BizTalk platforms.

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Frequently asked questions about Nodinite

Check out our list of frequently asked questions about Nodinite.

We are currently monitoring with SCOM, how can Nodinite be used?2024-04-10T09:20:44+00:00

Nodinite has many infrastructure-related monitoring features. We have customers who used SCOM (or Tivoli, Nagios/OP5, Solarwinds and so on) before Nodinite. Some of them have replaced SCOM/X with Nodinite.

One big difference with Nodinite, compared to SCOM, is the ability to enable self-service for the business (or any stakeholder).

  • Role-based access
  • Remote Actions means that corrective actions can be taken (this includes operations against applications/services in the cloud AND n-premise -resources)
  • Audited operations, every sensitive operation is in the Audit log. No blame game, crystal clear who did what when

Another significant advantage of Nodinite is the documentation feature. Part of the Monitoring is a clever way to provide documentation (including Knowledge base articles) about what is being monitored. This feature means less risk and higher personal independence. In the end, higher quality of service.

We are using or thinking of using Microsoft Azure Monitoring and Application insights. What more can Nodinite do for us?2024-04-10T09:20:33+00:00

Nodinite is intended to replace Azure Monitoring and Application insights. Those tools are great for the IT department, but you wouldn’t really let the business side into Azure. It’s too complex and hard to use. And you don’t have a way to audit log events. Read more about or Azure logging and moitoring here.

We already have a APM-tool. Do we need Nodinite too?2022-02-17T15:10:17+00:00

We have developed Nodinite because there is no APM for system integrations. With Nodinite you can do so much more than with a traditional AMP tool such as keeping track of related events by correlating them. That being said, it does not mean you do not need a pure APM tool either. Contact us to learn more about which tool best suits your IT environment.

How does the payment model look like?2022-02-17T15:09:57+00:00

You pay a fixed price for Nodinite based on your companies size. This makes Nodinite easy to budget for. Since it’s not a pay as you go solution that seems cheap at first glance but then ends up being extremely expensive.

Do you offer a Nodinite trial?2022-02-17T15:09:42+00:00

Of course! Get in touch with us and we are happy to provide you with a free trial.

Does Nodinite run in the cloud?2022-02-17T15:09:18+00:00

Yes, our partners are happy to help you with hosting Nodinite in the cloud and provide you with a Nodinite as a Service solution.

Are there any limitations on the number of enviroments?2022-02-17T15:09:01+00:00

No. It does not matter how many environments you are running. With a single license you can run several production, tests and QA environments.

Are there any limitations on the number of monitoring agents/resources?2022-02-17T15:08:44+00:00

No. With one license you can monitor several BizTalk, Azure, Mule, IBM and any other systems/applications.

Are there any limitations on the number of users?2022-02-17T15:08:03+00:00

No. You can use Nodinite for as many users as you want.

What is included in the price?2022-02-17T15:08:11+00:00

Everything! We believe in a simple pricing model to make both your and our life easier.

Nodinite for Azure

Nodinite’s advanced capabilities provide a seamless and effective way to constantly stay on top of all that’s happening in your Azure platform.

Here are answers to common feature and functionality questions about Nodinite and Azure. To learn more details about all features on how Nodinite complements Azure, please visit our docs site.

Logging2024-04-10T09:27:35+00:00

Nodinite logs all events, transactions, and messages, so you can find the information you want from a single location. Its extensive search and filter options ensure that you can find anything within seconds.

More importantly, you can glean rich insights about your Azure platform and even identify commonly occurring problems and patterns by analyzing these logs.

Intuitive Dashboard2024-04-10T09:27:48+00:00

Nodinite’s intuitive dashboard offers a 360-degree view of the state of different Azure agents and services. With this dashboard, you get a comprehensive view of the state of your Azure resources, and at the same time, you can further drill down into specific aspects when needed.

Nodinite offers both a live monitor and a historical events tab to help you know the current state and compare it with past events to identify a pattern. All this information can come in handy to identify a problem’s root cause at the earliest.

Streamlined Access2024-04-10T09:28:01+00:00

When you use Nodinite, your users don’t need access to the Azure web portal. In turn, this means no extended licenses or unnecessary password sharing to your cloud platform.

At the same time, you can streamline access to Nodinite using role-based access control to ensure that only authorized users can access the pertinent information. Undoubtedly, this streamlined access enhances your overall security as well.

Single License2024-04-10T09:28:12+00:00

With Nodinite, you can completely bypass the Azure web portal. All that you need is a single license for all your Azure storage containers, services, and integrations, regardless of your region. Integrate this subscription with Nodinite.

Now, all that you have to do is log into Nodinite to troubleshoot and resolve any standard support-related tasks.

Auto-healing Capability2024-04-10T09:28:22+00:00

Nodinite’s auto-healing feature executes remote actions when the state of a monitored resource matches the remote actions’ configuration. It requires no human intervention, and the issue gets resolved automatically.

Needless to say, you can save money on labor costs, especially if an issue crops up outside office hours.

Nodinite for BizTalk

Nodinite has many features that make it the ideal partner for BizTalk.

Here are answers to common feature and functionality questions about Nodinite and BizTalk. To learn more details about all features on how Nodinite complements BizTalk, please visit our docs site.

Multiple Servers2024-04-10T09:21:54+00:00

With Nodinite, you can enable centralized logging from different BizTalk servers, even if they are of different versions or editions. For example, you can connect your PROD, TEST, and DEV BizTalk servers to the Nodinite BizTalk Server Logging Agent to get a comprehensive view of all that’s transpiring across different BizTalk environments. More importantly, these integrations can also help to understand differences and gain actionable insights.

Also, you can use Nodinite to integrate BizTalk with Dynamics 365, Evatic, Basware, and more to create an integrated landscape between different systems.

Further Processing2024-04-10T09:22:12+00:00

Nodinite is more than just a logging and archiving service, as it enables you to further process the data to get meaningful insights. Typically, a Nodinite log event is tied to a service that belongs to a system. Here, the system denotes the sending or receiving side of the communication chain while service is the unique message sent to a specific endpoint. With Nodinite, you will no longer be in a blindspot even if your BizTalk tracking is not working.

Automatic Synchronization2024-04-10T09:22:24+00:00

The BizTalk Log Agent tracks the last tracked event, and synchronizes the newer events when both Nodinite and BizTalk are online again. This synchronization happens automatically, so you don’t have to manually note or track anything.  Also, you can reboot any service without worrying about losing data.

Interaction with Logged Data2024-04-10T09:23:52+00:00

Nodinite not just displays data, but also ensures that users can interact with them in a meaningful way. Users can view a message’s payload, render the message with selected encoding, apply line breaks and word wraps, resend messages, download them, and more. Of course, you must have the privilege for each of the above actions.

When it comes to encoding, Nodinite supports ASCII, Base64, EBCDIC, UTF-16, UTF-8, Windows-1251, and Mime to Text.

Accessing Logged Data2024-04-10T09:25:37+00:00

Security is an important concern today, given the growing number of data breaches that happen due to external and internal attacks. Nodinite protects your logged data from unauthorized access by providing role-based access to them.

A Nodinite administrator can create specific log views for each role, so users can access only what’s available for their respective roles.

For example, the below image provides only order-related information for an employee in the Sales department.

Such limited access can greatly reduce the chances of data misuse.

Wide Range of Versions2024-04-10T09:25:56+00:00

Nodinite works well on all versions starting from BizTalk 2006 onwards. It has been extensively tested on the following versions and all their editions:

  • BizTalk 2020
  • BizTalk 2016
  • BizTalk 2013 R2
  • BizTalk 2013
  • BizTalk 2010
  • BizTalk 2009
  • BizTalk 2006 R2
  • BizTalk 2006
Selected Data2024-04-10T09:26:51+00:00

With Nodinite, you can select the data you want to copy from BizTalkDTADb. In particular, you can choose the events, messages including their payload, and context properties that you want to move to Nodinite for further analysis and processing. This flexibility can help you to gain the insights you need for specific outcomes.

Faster and Simpler2024-04-10T09:27:06+00:00

BizTalk servers will run faster and be less error-prone because you can now move large amounts of data to Nodinite. Also, no logging pipeline components are needed for BizTalk servers, as you can enable just port tracking when you use Nodinite.

These changes translate to improved performance of your BizTalk servers, and in turn, they will have a spiraling positive impact on your infrastructure as a whole, as communication between systems will be quicker. In all, using Nodinite can increase the speed of your offerings and improve end-user experience.

Long-term Archiving2024-04-10T09:27:22+00:00

As mentioned earlier, Nodinite’s Microsoft BizTalk Server Logging Agent copies all events and messages, including promoted properties, and this means, you can easily archive large amounts of data for as long as you want! Finally, you can now have trusted logging and long-term archiving with Nodinite.

Looking for more information?

In that case we also recommend that you try our Nodinite Documentation site. Click on the link here to explore all the technical documentation about Nodinite.

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