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Xuser -> ISA server hardware requirements (10.Sep.2009 4:51:16 PM)

Hi, we would like to purchase a Dell PowerEdge rack mount server for the ISA Server 2006 standard version.  It will be a webproxy/firewall server. 
Can someone recommend which PowerEdge server should we go for without going overboard or too little?




paulo.oliveira -> RE: ISA server hardware requirements (10.Sep.2009 5:51:03 PM)

Hi,

donīt know wich model you should buy, but you can take an idea about the server specs from these threads:

http://forums.isaserver.org/m_2002077047/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm#2002077047
http://forums.isaserver.org/m_2002073635/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm#2002073635

Regards,
Paulo Oliveira.




Xuser -> RE: ISA server hardware requirements (11.Sep.2009 9:54:30 AM)

Seems like ISA Server 2006 doesn't require much.  I was concerned because when I tried out the ISA Server 2004, it was very sluggish with 1GB of RAM and I up it to 4GB before I see any improvements and the server was relatively new.
So with about 80 users, a couple of web server publishing services running, a regular 1 Xeon CPU, 2GB RAM, 200GB Sata HD is sufficient?




paulo.oliveira -> RE: ISA server hardware requirements (11.Sep.2009 10:30:39 AM)

Hi,

I donīt think you will have any performance issues. [;)]

Regards,
Paulo Oliveira.




Xuser -> RE: ISA server hardware requirements (11.Sep.2009 10:38:58 AM)

Now, my next question is; How much performance will I see in terms of web access? Does web proxy cache makes a big difference or should I just setup the ISA as a firewall only?




Jason Jones -> RE: ISA server hardware requirements (11.Sep.2009 12:51:29 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Xuser

Hi, we would like to purchase a Dell PowerEdge rack mount server for the ISA Server 2006 standard version.  It will be a webproxy/firewall server. 
Can someone recommend which PowerEdge server should we go for without going overboard or too little?


I would spec it capable of running TMG so that you can upgrade easily. Have a look here:

http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/edgesecurity/isaserver/en/us/tmg-system-requirements.aspx

Cheers

JJ




paulo.oliveira -> RE: ISA server hardware requirements (11.Sep.2009 2:50:55 PM)

Hi Jason,

great advice!

Regards,
Paulo Oliveira.




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