I am trying to run a distributed simulation on a closed network and I have been having some issues. I moved all of my machines participating in the simulation to the same switch (cisco 2950) but I notice that a few of the ports have faulty links only while the simulation is running. I do not believe that this is being caused by a bad piece of hardware but I am not ruling it out either.
I would like to know what else can cause a link to be faulty so that I can continue my investigation into the problem?
Any help is appreciated and thanks in advance,