New Information - SQL Server 2000 SP3.
Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 introduces new Net-Libraries to be used for highly reliable, fast, efficient data transfer between servers in the same data center. These new Net-Libraries contain functionality for different hardware sets based around the Virtual Interface Architecture (VIA). SQL Server 2000 comes with Net-Libraries to support hardware from QLogic and Giganet.
To configure a client to use the VIA network library