Pinging from one xpmode machine hangs


On one workstation, I noticed the following. I go into xpmode. I ping the main server and ping just hangs there for a couple of seconds and then I get <1ms response times four times. I checked the cabling, memory using, switched network cards, even changed the Mac address to cover all bases.

Could the drives disconnecting at their designated times be causing this?

Also, I noticed that xpmode machines slow down over time. Why?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Are you pinging by IP address or DNS name?

DNS lookup time issue

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