Considerations while planning High Availability for Windows Service Bus

I’ve recently been asked few questions related to Load Balancer in Windows Service Bus (WSB), and it seems to me there is quite confusion between High Availability and Scalability in WSB. I decided to write down this article to try to clarify when and why it is recommended to use a Load Balance in front…


How to modify Windows Service Bus Connection string in an existing Service Bus Farm

If you have an already configured  Service Bus Farm, and you need to modify some or all of the Service Bus Connection strings (Gateway, SBFarm and Message Containers ) for whatever reason, such as SQL databases have been moved/renamed, wanted to add ‘Failover Partner’ attribute for Mirroring support, etc. please follow below steps (no information…

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"Service Bus Message Broker" service takes 5 minutes to start

Symptom: You have Service Bus 1.0/1.1 installed in a Service Bus Farm. You observe a five minutes delay when you restart Service Bus Farm Services (by executing “SB-StopFarm” and “SB-StartFarm”) In Microsoft-ServiceBus Operational Windows log several Informational messages like below are shown:  Windows Fabric Runtime create failed (Retries left 6) Exception System.TimeoutException: Operation timed out. —> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException:…