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Virtualize your ISA or Forefront TMG servers


About This Video

In the past, ISA has had very limited or no support on Microsoft's virtualization platform.  Now, ISA and Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) is supported .  I met up with Jim Harrison to get some guidance on what you need to think about when you virtualize your ISA/TMG servers.  We quickly dive into a whiteboard session on the various ways you can configure Hyper-V / virtual server to work with ISA/TMG and dig into the advantages and disadvantages of each network configuration such as:

  • Performance
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Security

Some other things we talk about:

  • [15:12] Why placing TMG on the parent is a bad idea and how you should configure the parent partition
  • Configuration options of the actual ISA/TMG server
  • [22:11] Failover, Clustering, and Quick Migration with ISA / TMG in a virtual environment
  • [24:32] Configuration changes you should make for any host which faces the Internet

View the  security considerations for virtualized ISA / TMG deployments guide / whitepaper Jim wrote.

See  KB article 957006 which states ISA (and other) products are officially supported on Hyper-V.

Best practices for ISA server co-location with a DC



Published Date: August 29, 2008
Presented By: David Tesar



Video: WMV | MP4