Can ISA 2006 standard manage 2 external adapters?

Can ISA 2006 Standard Edition manage 2 external adapters? If so, can i add the 2nd external card and then configure ISA to see it or will I have to reinstall ISA Server from scratch?
floyd1234Asked:
Who is Participating?
 
pwindellConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Define Manage?

You can only have one External Nic (capital "E"),...but you can have many external nics (lowercase "e").

The secondary external Nics can only be used for specified Destinations,...they cannot be used for the Internet in general.  They cannot be used for failover,...they cannot be used for load balancing,...they cannot be used for certain protocols -vs- other protocols (like all http over one nic -vs- all ftp over another).

0
 
pwindellCommented:
You might be able to use two in a Nic Teaming situation at the hardware level,...but you still only have one nic when you do that because the virtualized interfaced created by the teaming becomes the External Nic.
0
 
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
No - ISA only supports ONE external interface. Period.

Keith
0
Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
To qualify, even if you allowed destination-based routing, you would need to assign IP addresses to the secondary external interface (only the true external is exempt from this requirement). this has to be done at the subnet level so any Internet based users who came to your location (published web server, smtp server etc) through the proper external interface would appear to ISA as a spoof attack.
0
 
pwindellCommented:
Yes,...and that reminds me Keith,..I forgot to mention that the second "external" nic is assumed by me in this case to be a different subnet than the Default External Nic (like in the case of a second ISP with another Internet link).
0
 
floyd1234Author Commented:
This has helped a lot. Thanks.
0
 
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
Sorry I could not help you with this question.
0
All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.