I have a pair of clustered Exch2003 where I plan to test patches, Service
packs, anti-software updates ,etc.
Those pre-production servers will have different NIC adapters than the
Production servers. That's because I have fiber connection available to the
Production servers, but I will have to use copper cables to the
An alternative would leaving both Production and Pre-production clusters
setup without 'NIC teaming'. In that case, they would have same NIC
configuration (one fiber NIC and one Copper NIC each server), but no
Please let me know which of the two options would be a better approach.