BizTalk 2016 – Feature Pack 3 & CU5

Feature Pack 3 with CU5

Note: This has been replaced with Feature Pack 3 with CU 6, if you are going to install the Feature Packs, use that instead.

Microsoft have released Feature Pack 3 which you can download from here, details of all the feature packs are on Microsoft Docs.
Note: Feature Pack 3 & CU6 is now available

This Feature Pack includes 3 new adapters

As usual it also includes the latest cumulative update in this case CU5.

Further reading for this BizTalk Server 2016 Feature Pack 3 is publicly available, and I have to try it!

BizTalk 2016 CU5P

Additional requirements

  • The TLS 1.2 Support has a prerequisite of SQL Server 2012 Native Client version 11 that you must install, otherwise the CU / FP will fail to install

SQL Server 2012 Native Client version 11 should be installed on all BizTalk Server systems before you apply this update. If the SQL Native Client is not installed before you apply cumulative update, the installation may not complete.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/4091110/support-for-tls-1-2-protocol-in-biztalk-server

If you use the MQSeries adapter you must run the CU on the IBM Websphere server, and this also needs to SQL Server 2012 Native Client version 11, see Sandro Pereira’s blog post BizTalk Server 2016 CU5 Installation error: SQLNCLI11 ole db


Note If you use the MQSeries adapter, MQSAgent.dll must be updated on the IBM WebSphere MQ server to the same cumulative update level that’s on BizTalk Server. To do this, make sure that you run the same cumulative update setup on the IBM WebSphere MQ server. You may experience performance issues if you run mismatched versions.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/4132957/cumulative-update-5-for-microsoft-biztalk-server-2016

Important You must install WinSCP version 5.13.1 after you install this cumulative update.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/4087345/sftp-adapter-improvements-for-biztalk-server

Fixes

Details of CU5 can be found here, apart from the usual minor fixes to the FTP, SAP/iDoc it has a few others which I find more interesting.

Orchestration is unbound and pipeline settings are lost when redeploying a Visual Studio project in BizTalk Server   I’m sure this one will be pleasing to most developers as this was an annoyance for several version of BizTalk development.

Support for TLS 1.2 protocol in BizTalk Server  This was initially released as part of Feature Pack 2, and not as part of a CU, so non-enterprise BizTalk 2016 servers couldn’t get this, now they can.

Support added for SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 in BizTalk Server 2016 Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is added to the list of supported platforms for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2016 starting in Cumulative Update 5 (CU5).

See also BizTalk 2016 Feature Pack vs BizTalk 2016 CUs

Author: Coen (Colin) Dijkgraaf

A Integration Consultant for Datacom in Auckland, New Zealand, working mainly with BizTalk and Azure. You can follow me on Twitter, StackOverflow and WordPress

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