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  • How to build ISA Lab using Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 SP1

    Hi,

    Have you ever built ISA Lab using Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 SP1 ? The ISA Lab will include : Internal LAN (DC, BDC, Workstation), DMZ (Terminal Server), Firewall Server (ISA Server 2004), External ( my host computer).

    I want to build a network system like that. I followed a topic on isa.org and create some loopback NICs but I don't know which NICs should I choose and how to set IP for DC, BDC, Workstation, Terminal Server, Firewall Server, ...

    Can you share your experience on this ? or show me how can I set IP for these NICs on Servers, Firewall and workstations ?

    Thanks.
    Love in vain is better than love no one.

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    Re: How to build ISA Lab using Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 SP1

    Hi nguyennp,
    MS Virtual PC (or server) would be great for this.
    I know that in Virtual Server, it comes with an External and Interal network, already defined. The External network is connected to your local active network adaptor. The Internal network is a private network.
    In your scenario, you should be able to create just one more network, call it DMZ. Your host PC would already be connected to the virtual external network (that could be your Internet network). You could then create another virtual machine and put it on the Internal (private) network. If you had the resources, you could even create a virtual web server and put it on the DMZ network for testing.
    You shouldn't have to worry about drivers, the Virtualization product will use its own virtual drivers.
    You could do something like this-
    External - (whatever IP address scope is on your current LAN, say 192.168.1.0/24)
    DMZ - 172.16.1.0/24
    Internal - 10.1.1.0/24

    Let me know if that helps or if you have more questions.

    If you need some training on setting up the networks and rules, I can personally recommend the TrainSignal ISA video at this weblink-
    http://www.trainsignal.com/index.asp...PROD&ProdID=42
    Thanks
    David
    David Davis - Petri Forums Moderator & Video Training Author
    Train Signal - The Global Leader in IT Video Training
    TrainSignalTraining.com - Free IT Training Products
    Personal Websites: HappyRouter.com & VMwareVideos.com

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    • #3
      Re: How to build ISA Lab using Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 SP1

      Originally posted by daviddavis View Post
      Hi nguyennp,
      MS Virtual PC (or server) would be great for this.
      I know that in Virtual Server, it comes with an External and Interal network, already defined. The External network is connected to your local active network adaptor. The Internal network is a private network.
      In your scenario, you should be able to create just one more network, call it DMZ. Your host PC would already be connected to the virtual external network (that could be your Internet network). You could then create another virtual machine and put it on the Internal (private) network. If you had the resources, you could even create a virtual web server and put it on the DMZ network for testing.
      You shouldn't have to worry about drivers, the Virtualization product will use its own virtual drivers.
      You could do something like this-
      External - (whatever IP address scope is on your current LAN, say 192.168.1.0/24)
      DMZ - 172.16.1.0/24
      Internal - 10.1.1.0/24

      Let me know if that helps or if you have more questions.

      If you need some training on setting up the networks and rules, I can personally recommend the TrainSignal ISA video at this weblink-
      http://www.trainsignal.com/index.asp...PROD&ProdID=42
      Thanks
      David
      Thanks so much. I now can build this Lab. What I'm considering is find the scenario to test. ISA is so sophisticated. I read much material and I thought it doen'st like in real.
      Again, thanks for your help.
      Love in vain is better than love no one.

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      • #4
        Re: How to build ISA Lab using Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 SP1

        Nguyennp, I can recommend the ISA 2004 Train Signal Lab David mentioned. I used the Lab and from that alone I was able to install & configure ISA 2004 in under an hour and have a network running through it. It is an excellent Lab and the Instructor is fantastic!!
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        • #5
          Re: How to build ISA Lab using Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 SP1

          Besides the TrainSignal ISA video, I'd like to annouce that there is a new TrainSignal Microsoft Virtual Server/PC Video Series, now available for pre-sale!

          Here is the link:
          http://www.trainsignal.com/index.asp...PROD&ProdID=70

          I have some inside knowledge that it is a very good video series!

          Thanks
          David
          David Davis - Petri Forums Moderator & Video Training Author
          Train Signal - The Global Leader in IT Video Training
          TrainSignalTraining.com - Free IT Training Products
          Personal Websites: HappyRouter.com & VMwareVideos.com

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          • #6
            Re: How to build ISA Lab using Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 SP1

            Originally posted by daviddavis View Post
            I have some inside knowledge that it is a very good video series!
            I bet you do, Mr. Video Instructor!!! And it seems Chris is a big fan of yours!!!
            Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
            and the Instructor is fantastic!!
            Regards,
            Jeremy

            Network Consultant/Engineer
            Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
            www.gma-cpa.com

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            • #7
              Re: How to build ISA Lab using Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 SP1

              HaHa, Thanks Jeremy!

              Have a great day,
              -David
              David Davis - Petri Forums Moderator & Video Training Author
              Train Signal - The Global Leader in IT Video Training
              TrainSignalTraining.com - Free IT Training Products
              Personal Websites: HappyRouter.com & VMwareVideos.com

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              • #8
                Re: How to build ISA Lab using Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 SP1

                And if you want an ISA 2006 VHD to go with Virtual Server 2005, look no further. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

                There are also VHDs for Exchange 2007 and SQL 2005.
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                2 2 was 1 2.
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