Hi, I recently installed a catalyst 3548 via fiber to my 6509. I setup dot1q trunking on both interfaces. I recently had an issue where users connected to the 3548 were experiencing very slow response times from a server on the same switch, and same vlan. I also was experiencing the same slowness in trying to telnet to the switch, and many timed out replies when doing an extented ping from my pc on a different vlan. Can anybody recommend any troubleshooting steps? Syslog did not show any unusual error messages, neither did the output of show log, I eventually replaced the entire switch with another, and so far, the issue has gone away. I want to test the switch somehow to see if it is an actual hardware problem, or something else. Thanks.
That depends on what applications and protocols you are using. For eg, RIP, IPX, video, AT all will cause high number of broadcasts. Some applications also rely heavily on broadcasts. STP loops can also cause high broadcasts but then it's very hard to miss any STP problems.