Has anyone ever seen an incorrect date/time setting on a switch cause ports to randomly disconnect/reconnect?
We had a report of connections being dropped during on on-line exam; each 48 port 3560 gig switch was 80% active connections, and we would see about 6-8 ports go down and up each minute.
There were no errors on the switch or any of the ports.
However, I did note that the date stamp was incorrect; it was off by a couple of weeks (early). I corrected the date stamp on the switch so the logs would be correct --- and the random disconnects ceased! This behavior repeated on 3 different switches.
I have never seen an incorrect date/time stamp cause this kind of issue, and I would love to to see an explanation.