Par zanimljivih stvari iz IT-Pro svijeta

U svjetlu onoga što smo pričali na zadnjem Technet skupu, evo par svježih informacija iz Microsfot svijeta koje će vjerujem zanimate sve administratore. Počnimo od proizvoda kojem se nova verzija sprema već više od 3 godina – ISA Server.

Izašla je beta 2 verzija novog ISA Servera, koji je u međuvremenu promijenio i ime, te se zove : Forefront Threat Management Gateway.  Za razliku od dosadašnjih beta verzija koje su bile namijenjene samo za ograničeni skup testera, ova beta je javna i može se skinuti sa : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e05aecbc-d0eb-4e0f-a5db-8f236995bccd&displaylang=en . Ima punu podršku za virtualizaciju, a kako je isključivo 64-bitna, to se onda može napraviti kroz Hyper-V ili VMWare. Inače, pošto sam od početka u TAP programu za ISA Server, mogu reći da ima dosta toga novog, od čega je možda najznačajnije mogućnost balancinga ili redudancije između dva različita Internet linka, integracija Exchange Edge komponente te podrška za skeniranje kriptovanog saobraćaja. Ima još dosta toga, pa Vam savjetujem da pogledate.

Onima koje zanima Windows Server 2008 R2 bit će zanimljivo čuti da postoje i vrlo značajna poboljšanja na DHCP server servisu. Ja o tome nisam stigao govoriti na Technet predavanju, ali zato evo ovdje pregled najbitnijih novosti :

  • Supports MAC address based network access control mechanism, with the Link Layer based Filtering feature. With this feature DHCP Administrator can control issuance/denial of DHCP leases/IP addresses.
  • Supports prevention of name squatting issues caused due to non-Windows OS machines, with the Name Protection feature. Using this feature one could prevent registration of non-Windows OS machine with a same name that is already registered for another machine in DNS Server.
  • Supports prevention of exhaustion of IP addresses at scope level especially for the deployments catering to redundancy/high-availability scenarios like Split-Scope. This feature is available only for IPv4 network and not for IPv6 network as in case of latter exhaustion of addresses is not an issue.
  • Supports DHCP activity logging, allows DHCP Administrators to monitor the configuration changes of the DHCP Servers. DHCP Administrators would use this feature for network security / IT compliance auditing purposes.
  • Supports migration of DHCP Server role using Windows Server Migration Tool (WSMT).
  • DHCP Server service is moved under Network Service account from Local Service account. With this the DHCP Server service that runs in the context of the Network Service account presents the computer's credentials to remote servers. Also the advantage with Network Service is it has very few privileges and can do less damage on the server if compromised.
  • Usability and operability enhancements of DHCP Server like:
  • Auto-population of certain network interface fields like DNS Server addresses (both IPv4 and IPv6), WINS Server addresses, during installation and configuration of scope.
  • Interpretive Icons for better readability.
  • Wizard based split-scope configuration for ease and error free split-scope deployment.
  • Address leases to filter (multiple select supported) for ease of Link Layer based filter configuration for leased clients.
  • Address leases to reservation (multiple select supported) for ease of reservation configuration for leased clients.
  • In the product scenario/task based help content for Windows Server 2008 R2 features.
  • Supports DHCPv6 Option 15 (User Class). This is used by client to identify the type or category of user or application it represents. It involves both DHCP Server and Client side implementation.
  • Support of DHCPv6 Option 32 (Information Refresh Time). This specifies an upper bound for how long a client should wait before refreshing information retrieved from DHCPv6. It involves both DHCP Server and Client side implementation.

Na kraju, za one kojima je bilo zanimljivo Miradovo predavanje, evo jedan koristan link za virtualizaciju aplikacija na Windows 7 beta (aka APP-V) : http://blogs.technet.com/mdop/archive/2009/02/26/get-your-applications-virtualized-on-windows-7-beta-with-microsoft-app-v.aspx

Published 28. veljača 2009 23:23 by ddamir

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