Chapter6.Deploying ISA Server Arrays with ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition


Chapter 6. Deploying ISA Server Arrays with ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Understanding ISA Server 2004 Enterprise Edition

  • Deploying the Configuration Storage Server (CSS)

  • Setting Up Enterprise Networks and Policies

  • Creating and Configuring Arrays

  • Installing and Configuring ISA Enterprise Servers

  • Configuring Network Load Balancing and Cache Array Routing Protocol (CARP) Support

  • Summary

  • Best Practices

ISA Server 2004 is a remarkably adaptable, scalable system that provides for a variety of deployment scenarios for organizations of many sizes. The Standard version of ISA Server 2004, for example, can be deployed as an edge firewall, reverse-proxy server, content caching box, VPN server, or a combination of these roles. These capabilities satisfy the needs of many small to mid-sized organizations, but for those mid-sized to large organizations wanting to take advantage of those same features, Microsoft offers the Enterprise version of the software.

The Enterprise version of ISA Server 2004 enables organizations to scale their ISA implementations outward, providing for redundancy through network load balancing and making it possible to create standardized security configurations. With the Enterprise Edition, all the capabilities of the Standard Edition are extended and made more manageable, enabling ISA to scale to deployments of multiple sizes.

This chapter focuses on deployment scenarios involving the Enterprise version of ISA Server 2004. Differences between the Standard and Enterprise versions are discussed, and best practice design considerations for the Enterprise version are outlined. In addition, a step-by-step process for configuring a load-balanced ISA Server 2004 Enterprise environment are outlined.

NOTE

The focus of this chapter is directly on those features of the Enterprise Edition that are different than the Standard, and that require different design and configuration. All other chapters in this book apply to the Standard Edition. The functionality in those chapters is the same as with the Enterprise Edition. Subsequently, if additional information on specific topics is desired, such as VPN support with the Enterprise Edition, the VPN chapters of this book should be referenced.




    Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration ISA Server 2004 Unleashed
    Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 Unleashed
    ISBN: 067232718X
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2005
    Pages: 216
    Authors: Michael Noel

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