So I’m fighting an issue at the office that is VERY annoying. It’s an intermitent slight drop of network connections, not enough that I lose ping, but enough that my tax software, and my other database style programs “drop”. It occurs around 5ish to 6ish p.m. yet I’ve moved all of my backup windows away from that.
HP ProLiant ML370 G6 Server series – HP NC-Series QLogic nx3 Multifunction Driver for Windows Server 2008 R2 – HP Business Support Center:
I thought it might be that … note the “issues with virtual machines”. But it occurred tonight again. Now here’s a kicker, I have a VMware machine that I run Quickbooks 2006 on and I’m working on an older version today. In my Vista machine I was running Quickbooks 2008. The outside Quickbooks dropped the connection. The inside XP Quickbooks did not.
QuickBooks Support – Error: “Connection Has Been Lost” when working on a company file:
So the virtual did not drop the connection like that, the real computer did. There are days like this that I really do hope the cloud delivers on the promise of not dealing with the technology and instead freeing people up to deal with the implementation. The problem is there’s still some rough spots in clouds and it doesn’t deliver the same experience as on premises. Of course a slight network drop on some machines from 5 to 6 isn’t a nice experience either.
Oh well, fire up the performance/netmon and see if I can figure out what’s going on.