freestyle
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Looking for guidelines/advise on IIS webservers in DMZ

I am not a IIS expert, so I am looking for resources that I can pass on to a work friend.

They have ISA reverse proxy servers, pointing to various IIS frontend servers which in tern connect to numerous other servers through a DMZ

I cannot seem to find any presentation or best practice for this type of envrionment.

Do any of you have this configuration ?

Are reverse proxy's still required these days ?

Should Windows NLB/Clusters help?

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wila
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I am not a IIS expert, so I am looking for resources

that I can pass on to a work friend.

Sounds to me like your asking the question in the wrong forum, a Microsoft IIS forum or a networking one might give you more feedback Smiley Happy

They have ISA reverse proxy servers, pointing to

various IIS frontend servers which in tern connect to

numerous other servers through a DMZ

Ok

I cannot seem to find any presentation or best

practice for this type of envrionment.

Um... go to your local bookshop.. Smiley Happy

I know this is not the kind of answer you are looking for, sorry for playing devils advocate, but your question doesn't seem to have anything to do with ESX. Unless you forgot to tell us that detail.

Maybe this will help:

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_security_hardening_wp.pdf

Do any of you have this configuration ?

Yep

Are reverse proxy's still required these days ?

They weren't required in the old days and are NOT required now. However sometimes there's a good reason to use them. So it depends on the requirements.

Should Windows NLB/Clusters help?

For what?

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freestyle
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Yes, badly worded questions.

I would like to take advantage of the bus-speed by having IIS frontend servers connected to backend SQL.

Thank you for the links, I will use them as a starter for ten.

The question really was relating to how best to use IIS in a vmware environment. Ideally I was looking for something similar to vmware's doc on how to setup exchange for example

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wila
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Yes, badly worded questions.

My reply wasn't much better Smiley Happy

Hey techies and communication isn't always a good combination.

My reply should have added that if you have specific questions then do let us know about it.

I would like to take advantage of the bus-speed by

having IIS frontend servers connected to backend

SQL.

It is always a good idea to separate the SQL server from a IIS one, in addition the ISA server can also cache requests. Personally i'd prefer using apache for this, but everyone his own poison.

Thank you for the links, I will use them as a starter

for ten.

The question really was relating to how best to use

IIS in a vmware environment. Ideally I was looking

for something similar to vmware's doc on how to setup

exchange for example

Esiebert provided some links that discusses several different setups.

Afaik there is no specific document about this right now.

"Treat any VM as you would a physical machine" is a slogan that comes to mind.

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| More info at vimalin.com | Twitter @wilva
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