f the private NICs are supported using a crossover cable or even a separate
dumb hub, they will be fine...however, if the switch losses power, the IP
addresses will go offline and this will cause a 'regroup' and an attempt to
restart the resources on the same node...failing that, a failover will occur
and online attempts will be made....several 'ping-pong' attempts later, the
groups will eventually fail because of loss of the public networks. That is
the way cluster works. If you like you can administratively take the groups
offline, do your work on the switch and then bring the groups back online.
Disabling Media sense, in effect by default, only prevents the TCP/IP stack
from becoming 'unbound' from the NIC. It does nothing else for you in this
Chuck Timon, Jr.
Longhorn Readiness Team
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