Hello. We have a server in our data center which is responsible for sending out patches to our 55 regional offices, and the patch software has no way to throttle the bandwidth while sending the patches. This would result in the server saturating the primary connection into the data center from the WAN while sending updates, since the connection is only 40Mb/s, and the server is running gig.
There is no QoS in place yet, so in order to stop this from happening we simply hard set the port to 10Mb/s, full duplex, and set the server accordingly. This solved the problem of link saturation, but now when there is heavy traffic in the data center (like during backups), the server drops packets and misses pings. Here are the stats from the port on the Catalyst 4948 it is plugged into;
Input queue: 0/2000/0/0 (size/max/drops/flushes); Total output drops: 2247155445
Port Tx-Drops-Queue-1 Tx-Drops-Queue-2 Tx-Drops-Queue-3 Tx-Drops-Queue-4
Gi1/4 2247155445 0 0 0
The settings match on the server and the switch port, and we know it isn't a cable problem since it runs fine when running gig. Any ideas what might cause the output drops?