I used to have two identical computers (in every way) to use for a primary and a warm spare. The warm spare’s onboard network interface quit working. How close to identical do these really need to be? Is just the PBX hardware (identical DAHDI card), or are we looking for something that is absolutely identical in every respect? I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to track down the same motherboard if I have to rebuild. Can I just put a NIC in the PCI slot?
Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks for looking this over!