HOST1 <- ACE <- MSFC -> FWSM -> HOST2
When I ping HOST1 from HOST2, I 'sometimes' experience delay in starting the ping. However, once the ping starts it continues without a problem. The issue is only while starting the ping i.e. its goes into a halt for 3,5,10, 15 seconds and then starts getting echo-responses.
Now, HOST1 is on the Server Vlan of the ACE module. So it is bridged the client vlan which is defined on MSFC.
Would you know of any reason why the start of the ping responds late. And this does not happen everytime.
Could it be ARP related problem.