I have a catalyst 6509 Sup720 MSFC3 12.2(14)SX2
I have just deployed a new windows 2003 server which is a guest OS on a VMware ESX 3.2 server. Intermitently I lose connection to this server from other VLANs on the 6509. When I do a show arp | include <server ip> I get a differnet value during the period I have lost connection as opposed to when I have connection. Connections that do not go via the 6509 (ie VPN direct into the VLAN) do not have any issues.
I have seen this behaviour once in the past but did not have time to torubleshoot it and the server causing the issues was retired.
Any Ideas?? this does not seem to be a VMware issue as I have 31 other VM's on the same server configured the same way and they are all working 100%
There does not appear to be any consistency between failures as sometime it is once an hour and sometimes more frequently however all failures seem to be about 60-65 pings..
Thanks for your help