Ok, here is one that we are strugglling with to find a potential source of "slowness" (as defined by the users).
We have 4 staff that have new, Windows 7 machines connected to a Cisco 3750 Access Switch (connection is 1 GB, and connected through a Cisco 7975 phone). Connections are to an older Snap Server on the same access switch (same VLAN actually), as well as a License Server sitting one hop away (also 1 GB) that is connected to a 6513 (running Sup 720's).
I have other staff (in a separate building), but have fewer hops (direct to a Gig blade on a 6509, then 10GB to the same 6513 listed above) to the license server, but more hops (6509 -> 6513 -> 3750) the the Snap Server. The Snap server tis the location for all of their large map and shape files. These staff indicate speeds are great, and are happy with the performance. The initial 4 staff listed above that are on the same network as the Snap Server continually complain things are slow.
I actually believe it is an issue of unrealistic expectations, but I am intereted to see if ANYONE can think of a reason why this would be slow at all. I considered it was a hop count issue as they talk to the License server, but this is a one time connection request as they open their GIS Applications. There is no reason (nor is there any traffic) that consistently talks to the License server during the day.
Lastly, other users connected to the 3750 do NOT report any issues in any way with connections to other City resources.
Thansk for looking.