We have an odd situaion. VMware 5.0 Hyper. PVS6.1 of Server 2008R2.
Provisioned servers show excessive retries ~11/minute.
Pings between PVS and provisioned servers ~30% loss.
Ping from PVS to any other server (virtual or physical) including other PVS servers or network hard ware 0% packet loss
Ping from provisined servers to anything else, other provisioned servers, other PVS servers, all 0% packet loss.
Excessive retries makes provisioned servers very hesitant. They run full speed for ~20 seconds then freeze for 5-10 seconds over and over.
Does not matter if all aspects of provisioning are on the same physical host or scattered accross different hosts.
Other items in the enterprise are fine.
This was funtioning fine until about two weeks ago.
Obvious question is, "what changed?" I wish I could think of something.