I am unable to find a diffinitive answer from Novell as to whether to set
the client Preferred Server setting to a Virtual Server within a
clustered environment. Some info says not to becuase a Virtual Server does
not hold a Replica, which I question because ultimately a physical server
does host the Virtual Server that is hosting specific volume and therefore
does hold a Replica.

My problem with specifying a physical server as the Preferred Server, is
that if that physical is ever unavailable within the cluster, the client
experiences slow connection(s).

Does anyone have any insight into this?