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Windows desktop access to Solaris Server

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We got two Solaris server which intermittently any of workstations couldn't connect (ping) the server. if I leave continues ping for couple minutes ping and then for another couple minutes doesn’t ping. If I do any network activity such as clear mac address cache (arp –d) or renew the IP Address (ipconfig /renew) it starts to ping and then stops and starts!

If I change the IP address of workstations then it works without any problem for a while and may back.

I should add just the problem with Solaris server and not with any other servers or internet.
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Hi

That sounds like a duplicate IP on your network.

Check the error logs on the solaris server for clues.

/var/adm/messages should have an answer.
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Problem was with Broadcom network driver of different server in the same network. It looks like solarise servers having issues with any other servers in the same network if using Broadcom network driver with the old drivers.
Once I updated the drivers it starts working fine.

If you got virtual server which using Broadcom network driver, it doesn't matter, because ESX using its on drivers and won't have any conflict with it.
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Upgrading Broadcom network card driver which are in the same network with Solaris servers.
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