RE: ISA Reboots Periodically (losing confidence qui ckly)

Ditto.  We've got 150,000ish people running through multiple ISA boxes
worldwide (for proxy).  Works great.  Installed for other clients also with
great success.  I would go so far as to say it's one of Microsoft's premier
products in terms of stability.  In my experience it simply does not go down
without the help of third party forces.  I'm not the world's greatest MS
fan, but definite Kudos to the ISA team.

-Shawn

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-----Original Message-----
From: David V. Dellanno [mailto:ddellanno@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 12:29 PM
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Subject: [isalist] RE: ISA Reboots Periodically (losing confidence
quickly)


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Hi Mike,
        I wouldn't throw your hands up just yet.  I've had ISA working
since it's release.  I have also install many ISA servers for companies
and I out of all the services ISA never had a reboot issue yet (knock on
sillicon).  Now don't laugh but my ISA is sitting on a generic (built
with ME! two hands) P1 -166Mhz with 128MB, yes you heard it correctly,
P166 128MB, Windows 2000 Server and it has been rock solid.  Yes its
definitely time for an upgrade but there are poor engineers out in the
world.  With no unexpected reboot events (wooyoo!).  

        Are all six ISA boxes reboot unexpectedly?  Have you attempted
to install ISA on a complete different hardware system yet, to verify
that its not hardware related?  What have you done so far for
touble-shooting?

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike-TechniSource [mailto:mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 11:19 AM
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Subject: [isalist] ISA Reboots Periodically (losing confidence quickly)


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Hello,

This is really getting on my nerves in a major way.

About 2-3 times per day (sometimes more), our ISA Box reboots - and all
the Event Viewer can tell us, is that the "System Shutdown Unexpectedly"
(well no duh) - and there is nothing else of any value whatsoever, that
tells us what it may have been.

This is totally unacceptable - and I need to get to the bottom of it.
Honestly - I've installed about 6 ISA Boxes - in several different
corporate environments - and I am quickly losing confidence in ISA
Server - as it just does not run like a true corporate firewall should.
In every case, we install the software in a Windows 2000 domain
environment, on ultra-quality Servers, SP1 & FP1, Windows 2000 SPx (the
latest), etc.  We are always patched with the latest software upgrades,
and I own every ISA Book written (so needless to say, I do my homework).
What could this be?

ISA Server may be wonderful - but it's only as good as the Machine, and
Operating System that it runs on top of.  Maybe it's time to purchase an
Internet Appliance for this mission critical task - as I can't bank my
life on something that is unreliable.

Is ISA Server truly a corporate solution???  Are all of you having good
luck in general with the Software?

I searched the Infobase on MS's site - and it comes back with NOTHING
regarding random reboots, and other such topics.  Is there anything I
can check, that can narrow down why this is happening to us?  Is it an
attack potentially?

I would appreciate any information that could help us out.

Thanks,

Mike


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