Jim Harrison LIVE (sort of) – Virtualize Your ISA or Forefront TMG Servers

From the site:

“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:

  • 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
  • Failover, Clustering, and Quick Migration with ISA / TMG in a virtual environment
  • 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.”


Head on over to http://edge.technet.com/Media/Virtualize-your-ISA-or-Forefront-TMG-servers/ to watch and listen to Jim Harrison’s great presentation on deploying an ISA or TMG firewall in a virtualized environment. You’ll be glad you did!



Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer
Prowess Consulting www.prowessconsulting.com

PROWESS CONSULTING documentation | integration | virtualization
Email: [email protected]
MVP — Forefront Edge Security (ISA/TMG/IAG)

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