we had an issue at one of our site where we have 2 Windows 2003 Print servers. We have approx 80 printers configured on both of these print servers. One is the primary and the other is secondary. Both the print servers are connected to our switches in the MDF. The issue we were facing was that both the print servers could not communicate to the printers that were connected to our IDF-A switches. The print servers could not ping the IDF-A switches and the 8 or 9 printers connected to the IDF-A switches but the print servers could connect to all the other printers in our network that were connected to different IDF switches. On the print servers I could not see arp resolved for the printers it would show me 0000.0000.0000 invalid arp. The issue was resolved when I typed âclear mac-address-table dynamicâ command on the IDF-A switches.
By the way I could connect to the IDF-A switches and the printers connected to IDF-A from all the servers except the 2 print servers. I would like to know what might have caused this issue on the switches. Any suggestions or comments will be highly appreciated.